When I hear or read the lyrics to this song I recall the words of Frederic Ozanam in Paris of the 1830’s when he warned us about the growing gap between those with so much and those with so little.
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I’m sure many of us have heard of the great Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse who took part in the infamous Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876 where Gen. Custer was defeated and killed. I’d like to tell you more about Crazy Horse.
Let us join in a diversity alliance that is inclusive of all racialized persons and fulfills what God has given us all.
Let us look at the issues of division through the eyes of those most affected and seek their support in addressing how to overcome past injustices.
We in Canada must also face reality that we must come to terms with the issue of racism.
I recently posed the following questions to our social justice network within the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP), Canada.
Poverty and racism have always been intertwined. If we do not include address both, it will be difficult to realize any positive results that may finally lead to Justice For All.
The recent murder of George Floyd has resulted in a nationwide and even worldwide response to racial prejudice.
Let 2020 be the start of a new decade and one in which we renew our commitment to being Vincentians. Let us remember why we are Vincentians.
I would like to think 2020 can also mean a year in which our social justice efforts demonstrate great vision through our 3-year national action campaign.
As we enjoy another Christmas season, I think we always look ahead with anticipation of a time for gift giving, seeing relatives and friends and celebrating the birth of the infant Jesus.
Our Lady of Guadalupe brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Catholics from all the Americas.