Other 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 for Catholic Social Justice

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.”

» Equally Sacred Scorecard

Sept. 25 Caring for God’s Creation: Bird

Sept. 17 Caring for God’s Creation: Food

Sept. 10 Caring for God’s Creation: Pollinators

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


July 12, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 6

 


July 5, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 5

“Racism today is the ultimate evil in the world.” Pope Francis

June 28, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 4


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.)


June 14, 2020 Series on Racism, Part 2