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Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

Engaging Faith | Fri, Nov 7, 2008

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

 
Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome

November 9, 2008

[For a brief explanation of why this feast is celebrated on a Sunday and how it is connected to the issue of religious freedom, go to: http://www.rpinet.com/ml/2409bi2.html.]

Readings

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12

1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17

John 2:13-22

Calendar

November 11:  Veterans' Day in the US

A True Story

Center of Concern | Wed, Oct 29, 2008

A True Story

In the first years of the founding of the Center of Concern, our office was located on a well-kept residential street in northeast Washington, DC.  The staff was busy establishing the Center as a voice for social justice in the U.S. and across the world.  No small task for three or four people.

Poverty Campaign

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 9, 2008

Poverty Campaign

Under Catholic Charities leadership, this campaign is focused on getting the concerns of people in poverty into the campaign debates. Check below to see how you can take an active part. 

For ready to use educational materials on poverty and Catholic Social Teaching, visit www.educationforjustice.org.

Additional materials on Poverty and the Election Campaign will be available later this week at www.coc.org/election2008.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Engaging Faith | Fri, Jul 18, 2008

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time [a]

July 27, 2008

Readings

     1 Kings 3:5, 7-12

     Romans 8:28-30

     Matthew 13:44-52 or Matthew 13:44-46

Calendar

July 31: Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits

Quotes

Do not let a desire for wealth cause you to become so consumed by your work that you prevent happiness for yourself and your family. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

There is more to life than merely increasing its speed.

The Urbanization of Global Poverty

Center of Concern | Fri, Jul 11, 2008

The Urbanization of Global Poverty

For the first time, the urban population of the world will outnumber the rural. These events will pass unnoticed by most people, but it will constitute a watershed in human history. Learm more about the forces behind the scenes that are driving this dynamic, and how we must all work to ensure that opportunities luring workers to cities do not end up creating vast slums of unemployed.

Root Causes of Immigration

Center of Concern | Fri, Jul 11, 2008

Root Causes of Immigration

There are 60 countries in today’s world that are poorer than they were thirty years ago. A fifth of the world’s population (1.2 billion people) lives on less than $1 per day and almost half the world’s population, or 2.8 billion people, live on less than $2 a day. Every second, a child dies of malnutrition. Economic injustice still plagues most of the world, providing a strong impetus for immigration. Given this situation, any true solution to illegal immigration to the U.S. must take into account the root causes of the poverty from which many immigrants are trying to escape. This resource looks at these root causes, especially those which have been perpetuated by U.S. foreign policy which has not focused on the well-being of the poorest.

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