At the recent triennial Provincial Assembly in Perryville, MO, members of the Congregation of the Mission...
“What I Hope My First Arrest Means”
by Elizabeth Astridge | Mar 9, 2018 | News
Last Friday, we posted an article from the Catholic News Agency that talked about a Catholic-Led DACA protest that...
Catholic-Led DACA Protest
by Elizabeth Astridge | Mar 2, 2018 | News
Christine Rousselle from the Catholic News Agency reports on a Catholic-led DACA protest in which 40 people were...
More from a Daughter of Charity at the border
by John Freund, CM | Jul 18, 2014 | Daughters of Charity, Justice and Peace, Poverty: Analysis and Responses
“They live in local houses of compassionate foster folks and come to the “foster house” for school and play. We visit them at the foster house. All were adorably obedient and loudly responded in unison to the teacher’s questions. It reminded me of my old Catholic School days in Sr Sheila’s math class.”
Mexican Bishops – Address root cause of migration
by John Freund, CM | Jul 8, 2014 | Systemic change
Mexican Bishop Calls for Resolving Root Causes of Migration Notes Role of Multinationals in 'Economic Injustice and Social Inequality' in Latin America "The phenomenon of migration can be addressed and resolved at the root only when the causes that force men, women...
Pope international unemployment, migration and solidarity
by John Freund, CM | May 28, 2014 | Pope
In a message that would resonate with Frederic Ozanam and Vincent dePaul the Pope calls for a more determined implementation of international labour standards
Another facet of being pro-life
by John Freund, CM | Apr 6, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Deacon Greg Kandra devotes his blog post to John Allen's reflection on the Church’s newest “pro-life” cause From his column in The Boston Globe: In Catholic parlance, certain terms carry weight far beyond their face value meaning. Calling something a “pro-life”...
US Bishops celebrate Mass at border
by John Freund, CM | Mar 29, 2014 | Justice and Peace
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, joined by bishops on the border, will travel to Nogales, Arizona, March 30-April 1 to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the close to 6,000 migrants who have died in the...
US Bishops – National Migration Week January 5-11
by John Freund, CM | Dec 29, 2013 | Justice and Peace, Poverty: Analysis and Responses
National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country January 5-11. “During National Migration Week, we should not only pray for those who are marginalized but also advocate that protections are provided to them, for they need them most.” The theme...
Vincentian Family and Social Justice
by John Freund, CM | Nov 20, 2013 | Justice and Peace
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill celebrate collaboration of National Vincentian Family on Social Justice Issues Social justice representatives from fifteen branches of the Vincentian Family in North America are collaborating on issues of peace, justice and integrity...
SVDP Immigration Advocacy
by John Freund, CM | Jun 24, 2013 | Justice and Peace, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Once again the President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society writes... During our home visits, many of us in the St. Vincent de Paul Society encounter divided families, struggling to survive because one of the parents was deported. Or, we’ve met undocumented families...
Immigration Reform – Take Action!
by John Freund, CM | May 21, 2013 | Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Family
Sheila Gilbert, President of the St. Vincent dePaul Society USA, writes "Your invovlement is needed as Immigration Committee Begins Discussion" Dear Vincentians, The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume its work on the Immigration Reform bill on May 20. The chairman...