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Fueling Our Fears

Kansas City Province Leadership Team Statement “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4, 18 The Scripture readings on Wednesday, January 9th reflect on love and fear. In [...]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director For the 52nd World Day of Peace, celebrated on January 1st,  Pope Francis said, “Good politics is at the service of peace.” He states that those who hold [...]

Ignorant Bliss

by Lina Guerrero, Precious Blood Volunteer It was around 7 o’clock in the morning on October 10th, 2011 in Austin, Texas. I was seventeen years old and sitting outside on the porch of my house [...]

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A New Year’s Intention

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Though this is the time when people make resolutions, I would invite us to make not a resolution but a New Year’s intention. It is adapted from a spiritual exercise [...]

Let There Be Light

Christmas 2018 Dear Friends, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” the prophet Isaiah proclaims tonight, “upon those who dwelt in a land of gloom, a light has shown.” If ever [...]

USCCB: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director The US Bishops, in a vote of 241- 3 with one abstention, approved a pastoral letter against racism during their November meeting in Baltimore.  This letter examines the [...]

Declaration on Human Rights

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Eleanor Rooseveltwikimedia commons Today we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human rights which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on [...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

by Maureen Lahiff,  Companion and Member of the Justice and Peace Committee So why is the Irish girl writing about La Virgen de Guadalupe, La Morenita [the Little Brown One] del Tepeyac?  Because she belongs [...]

The Eyes of Hope

Thanksgiving 2018 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, In the Preface at every Eucharist, the presider invites, “Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.” And the congregation responds, “It is right and just.” To live in right [...]