Pope Francis has a knack for making startling statements that catch people’s attention.
Articles for Systemic change
“Search out more than ever, with boldness, humility, and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long term solutions. adaptable and effective concrete solutions.” St. John Paul II
My mother did not realize she was teaching me about systemic change. But she did. She taught me how to appreciate the Incarnation is the greatest systemic change in our history.
October 17th marks the UN’s World Day for the Eradication of Poverty calling us to work toward overcoming poverty.
Whack-a-mole has become something of a metaphor for a recurring problem that one never seems to get ahead of. How do we address recurring problems?
The emergence of indigenous peoples in society and in the Church has been recognized by the Latin American Bishops as a new Pentecost, a Kairos, a sacred moment of encounter for all.
Profiles in courage from the present and the past, young and old.
Vincent and Louise, Frederick, and indeed all the great figures of our Vincentian heritage, were not afraid to ask what has become known as the Vincentian question, “What must be done?”
We may sometimes feel like that piccolo player – that we don’t have much to offer, that if we stopped our ministry no one would notice anyway. Yet the Great Conductor notices, and needs us to complete his orchestral masterpiece!
The Vincentian Family, devoted to the poor, should be one of the loudest voices advocating for real and permanent change of the systems and structures and decisions that make and keep people poor.
We can learn from Pope Francis how little things can be so significant in a “culture of encounter.”
Does Eucharist call for confronting sinful structures? To some, the question may sound strange, especially when we think of the Eucharist as the sacrament of unity. But that is not the way all recent Popes and the United States Bishops see it. St. John Paul II ......