The readings for the second week of Advent invite us to listen to the voice crying in the desert. Prepare the way of the Lord!
Prayer-Reflection Guide for Advent Week I, from the RSCJ JPIC International Team.
Leaves teach us
how to let go with confidence
trusting in the promise...
As part of the recent "Backdrop LIVE" virtual conference, we hosted a session giving a top-level overview of CiviCRM functionality and integration with Backdrop CMS.
Everyone loves family first. But too many of us have forgotten that as children of one Father, we are bonded in a kinship relationship with every created being. The Incarnation reveals definitively that the Heart of God beats at the center of the entire network of life. Discovering this ecological spirituality orients us toward reverence for all life, and provides the foundation for all of our work for justice, peace, and integrity of creation. Sr. Mary will lead us in a reflection on this religious vision of God's Creation and some spiritual practices that foster it.
The second edition of An Act of Hope was recently released!
The World Food Program estimates that an additional 130 million people in poor and middle-income countries will face life-threatening food insecurity in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Society of the Sacred Heart United States - Canada Province has signed a Statement by Catholic Leaders demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immediately release all children and their associated family members detained at three detention centers named in a recent federal court ruling. In the face of a global pandemic, any delay can be deadly. We also call for an end to the fundamental injustice of deporting and detaining children and families seeking to exercise their right to seek asylum and protection in the United States.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are thriving in the United States. They contribute to our society by working to support their families, by taking advantage of educational opportunities and by serving in the military. Approximately 62,000 health care workers in the United States, on the front lines of a global pandemic, are DACA-eligible.
As we approach the celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, our hearts are full. For weeks we have grappled with the uncertainty and physical isolation caused by the pandemic. In the wake of George Floyd's violent death and the cry for justice more publicly in our sights, we now hear more acutely the call to confront the virus of racism and injustice that continues to plague our world.