Online Resources

On this page you’ll find resources referenced in our various series we feature in the bulletin and on social media.

Oct. 9 Voting is an Act of Love

“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. (U.S. Bishops. “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship”)
Network Lobby also posts an “equally sacred scorecard” which compares President Trump’s and Vice President Biden’s positions on issues Pope Francis names as “equally sacred.”

Sept. 25 Caring for God’s Creation: Bird

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Federation

Birds and Blooms

Sierra Club

Sept. 17 Caring for God’s Creation: Food

The Benefits of Meatless Monday

How Food & the Environment are Connected

16 Reasons You Should Go Veg

Food as an Environmental Issue

Sept. 10 Caring for God’s Creation: Pollinators

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Build a Bug Hotel

Garden Design: Pollinator Garden Plan for Bees

Top 10 Plants for Bees and Pollinators

Sept. 3, 2020 Caring for God’s Creation: Water

Water & the community of life

Spokane Riverkeepers

The Story of Bottled Water

Aug. 27, 2020 Caring for God’s Creation: Plastic

Aug. 10, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 10

Litany of Committment

Spirit of God, may we have the grace

To examine our own prejudices and privilege and to work to lesson and end them.
To speak up when racism goes unchecked, unacknowledged, unrecognized.
To stand up when an individual or group is violated by violence and abuse of power.
To go into boardrooms and courtrooms, police stations and council meetings, institutions and churches until all people are free.
To promote understanding, inclusion, and mutual respect and build community within and among all races, ethnicities and cultures. Amen.
(Adapted. Prayer of Lament by Dr. Sharon R. Fennema)

Aug. 3, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 9

“He prayed — it wasn’t my religion.
He ate – it wasn’t what I ate.
He spoke – it wasn’t my language.
He dressed – it wasn’t what I wore.
He took my hand – it wasn’t the color of mine.
But when he laughed – it was
How I laughed, and when he cried – it was how I cried.”

July 27, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 8

“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness…A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.” (Wangeri Maathai, Kenyan Political Activist)

July 19, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 7

“I can’t Breathe – The Words that Haunt Us

Sr. Thea Bowman’s Speech to U.S. Catholic Bishops in 1989

The Future of Fathering

The Intersectionality of Faith and Race

July 12, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 6

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh

“RACE/Ten Things Everyone Should Know”

“Race Matters: Americal in Crisis: A PBS Newshour Special”

Augustine Tolton, Ex-Slave and first black Catholic priest in U.S.

June 21, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 3

“Racism, at its core, is a set of meanings and values that inform the American way of life. It is a way of understanding and interpreting skin color differences so that white Americans enjoy a privileged social status with access to advantages and benefits to the detriment, disadvantage, and burden to persons of color.”
– Fr. Bryan N. Massingale, S.J.

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