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Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Catholic Schools: Communities of Knowledge, Faith and Service

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What Is Trafficking and What Can We Do?

January 11, 2017 · No Comments

January has once again been proclaimed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by President Obama. Also, at the end of December 2016, Pope Francis sent a letter to bishops about injustices regarding children including lack of education, malnutrition, sexual exploitation, and slave labor.

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2016 Ecuador Immersion Trip: Reflections about Damien House

May 02, 2016 · No Comments

The immersion participants share their thought on their experience in Guayaquil at Damien House.

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Immokalee Farmworker Immersion Trip Day 3

January 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

We set off for Arcadia under slate gray skies and a torrential downpour. Luckily, by early afternoon the clouds parted and we could enjoy the Florida sunshine, and the heartwarming hospitality and smiles of those who minister to Arcadia's poor and homeless.

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Human Trafficking Awareness

January 13, 2016 · No Comments

Even though the movement to end Human Trafficking struggles on all year, January is the time dedicated to focus on the issue.

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Nogales Immersion Experience day 3

November 20, 2015 · No Comments

Today's plan: slide show presentation on Catholic social teaching and the Church; visit San Xavier Mission; attend court in Tucson to observe "Operation Streamline," and visit Mariposa home for an authentic Honduran meal and conversation with the people there.

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Reflection on the UN Commission on the Status of Women

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

I was among the several thousand women, and some men allies, who massed in Times Square on International Women’s Day, March 8, in New York City.

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Exploring the Foundations of Modern-Day Racism & Impunity

December 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

As news continues to develop of the tragedies surrounding police brutality and the murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, I find myself at a loss much of the time. Where do I begin when it comes to standing in solidarity with communities of color whose pain I will never fully understand? What is the most effective way to get in tune with my sadness, dismay, and anger? How do I need to process my white privilege as it connects to this brutality? How am I to enter spaces of dialogue with people who wholeheartedly deny that these situations are riddled with individual and structural racism?

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Homeless Children

December 09, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here it is, weeks later, and I’m still haunted by two news items on the NBC Nightly News. The first was about the baseball player, Giancarlo Stanton, who reportedly has signed a thirteen year contract with the Miami Marlins for $325,000,000. The story that immediately followed reported that here in the US, the richest country in history, 2.5 million children, many of them under the age of six, are homeless. 2.5 million!

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Reflections from Call to Action: The Implications of Religious Colonialism in the United States

November 14, 2014 · No Comments

Last weekend’s annual Call to Action conference in Memphis was, as usual, a space filled with grace, challenge, healing, and inspiration. The keynote speakers – Kerry Kennedy, James Lawson, and Elizabeth Johnson – delivered impassioned addresses that spoke of the courage we must muster to answer the pressing calls of our world and our Church, and the learned habits we must rehabilitate in order to do so in a holistic, sustainable way.

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