Fueling Our Fears

2019-01-09T14:50:00-05:00January 9th, 2019|Peace & Justice, Weekly Wine Press|

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 the first reading from the First Letter of John, we are named and claimed as God’s beloved and “if God [...]

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

2019-01-04T14:09:03-05:00January 4th, 2019|Weekly Wine Press|

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 political office exercise that office in service of others. Politicians must base their work on charity and virtue. Pope Francis [...]

A New Year’s Intention

2018-12-31T11:13:04-05:00December 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

2018-12-11T14:24:00-05:00December 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

2018-12-10T13:48:46-05:00December 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 [...]

The Eyes of Hope

2018-11-24T04:49:03-05:00November 22nd, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

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 relationship with God and with one another is to live in a spirit of gratitude. When we live from a [...]

Dedication of Precious Blood Renewal Center

2018-11-12T15:07:08-05:00November 9th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Kathy Keary Precious Blood Renewal Center was packed on Sunday, October 28th with a diverse group of people coming together to bless our new sacred space at our grand opening, “Together We Rise.” Honoring the mission of the Renewal Center, which holds that we offer healing and hope, renewal and reconciliation to all [...]