Articles for justice

Vincentian Prayer Images: Charity AND Justice

Vincent saw the bigger picture than just that presented by an immediate need!

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

In his wonderful new book Vincentian Meditations, Tom McKenna has a chapter on “seeing better.” He asks “what does standing under Vincent’s influence do to an individual?” And one response is that one can see better. That can mean many things but it might would...

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 2)

David Hilfiker, a veteran of decades of direct service with the poor, raised questions 15 years ago in a 2001 article from The Other Side magazine exploring the tension between charity and justice. This is the second of a two-part reflection on his writings. Symptoms...

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 1)

Does charity choke justice – Limits of Charity – David Hilfiker, a veteran of decades of direct service with the poor, raised questions 15 years ago that are still relevant today .

Catholic Social Ministry Gathering – USCCB

This year’s Catholic Social Ministry Gathering theme Protecting Human Life and Dignity: Promoting a Just Economy, observes the 120th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII's release of the encyclical “Rerum Novarum.”  The Vincentian Family has been very present in recent years....

Social justice teaching needs new vocabulary

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson sees need to make some adjustments in the way he talks about the Church’s social teaching, writes the Catholic News Agency. The Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice has been surprised to find that common terms were misunderstood...

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