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Education for Justice | Wed, May 6, 2015

The Plight of Migrants in the Mediterranean

Migrants who make the journey across the Mediterranean Sea face great uncertainty and peril as they search for a better life. In recent news, there has been significant loss of migrant lives at sea and rescue attempts by European countries. Please join us in prayer as we recognize the plight of migrants and support the security and dignity of our brothers and sisters.

Global Women's Project | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Myth Busting: Women's Parity in the EU Immigration Crisis

Dr. Deva Kemmis, the director of the Center's Global Women's Project, joins advocates and scholars researching solutions to establish parity for women in the immigration crises within the European Community. At a meeting held at Georgetown University's BMW Center at the School of Foreign Service, Kemmis questioned women's progress on issues of education, work, child care, and opportunities for leadership roles. 

Engaging Faith | Tue, Dec 13, 2011

Attention Politicians: Letter from U.S. Hispanic Bishops

"We the undersigned Hispanic/Latino Bishops of the United States wish to let those of you who lack proper authorization to live and work in our country know that you are not alone, or forgotten. . . . We open our arms and hearts to you, and we receive you as members of our Catholic family.  As pastors we direct these words to you from the depths of our heart."  Read the full text of the Bishops' letters in English or Spanish here.

In a related event, ten communities of religious sisters sponsored the billboard pictured here in Iowa.  Read more.

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]

 October 26, 2008

Readings

Exodus 22:20-26

1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10

Matthew 22:34-40

Calendar

October 24: United Nations Day

October 31: Halloween

November 1: All Saints Day

November 2: All Souls Day

Quotes

Love for others, and in the first place love for the poor, in whom the Church sees Christ himself, is made concrete in the promotion of justice.

Jesus was an illegal alien!

Center of Concern | Mon, Oct 6, 2008

Jesus was an illegal alien!

Millions of individuals and families are living here in the U.S. in violation of U.S. immigration laws. But as a Christian, I firmly believe we have to take a more penetrating look at the situation because we believe we are all subject to a Higher Law.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]

September 21, 2008

Readings

Isaiah 55:6-9

Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a

Matthew 20:1-16a

Calendar

September 21: Peace One Day http://www.peaceoneday.org/

September 21: Autumnal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)

September 25: National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims http://www.pomc.org/

September 27: Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul

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