A New Year’s Intention

2018-12-31T11:13:04+00:00December 31st, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

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 suggested by Sister Joan Chittester. The intention is: “I pray you hope now and in the future.”  We say it [...]

USCCB: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

2018-12-11T14:24:00+00:00December 11th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

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 “persistent” history of racism in our nation.  This report is particularly timely in that the FBI  recently reported that hate [...]

Declaration on Human Rights

2018-12-10T13:48:46+00:00December 10th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

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 December 10, 1948 .  This declaration is just as essential to peace and justice now as it was when it [...]