I Was a Stranger and You Did Not Welcome Me

Below is video from James Martin, SJ’s Facebook page in response to Donald Trump’s executive actions which will severely limit immigration into the United States. This action has been the latest in a series of anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and racist remarks from the recently inaugurated 45th President. As James Martin rightly tells us, such unjust laws are … More I Was a Stranger and You Did Not Welcome Me

The World is Still Fundamentally Good

For many of us, the news these past few weeks has been very bleak. Donald Trump’s inauguration has solidified the fact that he is indeed the 45th president of the United States. His recent executive actions, which include approving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline, putting a moratorium on immigration and refugee resettlement from Middle … More The World is Still Fundamentally Good

We Shall Overcome

This morning we will enter into a new age in our nation’s history.  While many of us stand in fear because of the promises and threats made these past few months, let us remember that we are first and foremost a people of faith.  We are called to continue our work for justice, to stand with our … More We Shall Overcome

Day 8: Care for Ecology and Climate Change

For today’s reflection, the eighth day in our Novena for Peace and Justice, Br. Anthony Zuba, a Capuchin Franciscan from the Parish of Holy Cross-Saint John the Baptist, talks about the importance of caring for Creation.  Our Promethean pride and our ravenous consumption has compelled us to pillage our home of its resources – of the air, the … More Day 8: Care for Ecology and Climate Change

Day 5: People with Disabilities

For Day 5 of the Novena for Peace and Justice, William Looby, a professional caregiver with the Guild for Exceptional Children in Brooklyn, New York, gives a beautiful reflection on working with people with disabilities. In speaking of our prejudices against people with disabilities, William writes that much of our “hatred or fear comes from a vantage point where the … More Day 5: People with Disabilities