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Sweatfree Ordinance Passes Aldermen Committee

“I would like to remind everyone, especially governments engaged in boosting the world’s economic and social assets, that the primary capital to be safeguarded and valued is people, the…

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#ProjectCST Week 2: Interview with Mic Altena from L’Arche Chicago

We sat down with Mic Altena, the director of L’Arche Chicago, and spoke to him about the work he does for L’Arche Chicago. He shared with us why it is important to be part of a community, and how L’Arche communities throughout the world build up the dignity of all…

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#ProjectCST Week 3: The Dignity of Work & Rights of Workers

#DignityOfWork “Work is a good thing for man-a good thing for his humanity-because through work man not only transforms nature, adapting it to his own needs, but he also…

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Join Pope Francis in Prayer for Peace

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, sent a letter to all Bishops in the United States urging them to ask our…

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Leading Communities to Social Justice Victories

Becoming a Leader Hortencia, a young Latina immigrant and Berwyn resident, became involved in the Interfaith Leadership Project in 2005, when we organized to fight to change Cicero’s towing…

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#ProjectCST Call to Family, Community and Participation Stuff to Share

This week, share this stuff with #Participation  

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#ProjectCST Week 2: Call to Family, Community, and Participation

 #Participation  “The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society – in economics and politics, in law and policy – directly affects human dignity…

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#ProjectCST Follow Up Friday #LifeAndDignityNow

Ya know, just chatting about The Catholic Social Teaching about the Dignity of the Human Person needing to be respected in, like, EVERYONE.

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Ending Mass Incarceration for #LifeAndDignityNow

Today, the United States is home to 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its incarcerated population. Meanwhile, the operation of the prison system has increasingly been outsourced…

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#ProjectCST Week 1: Life and Dignity of the Human Person

#LifeAndDignityNow (The Fine Print)  “The fundamental message of Sacred Scripture proclaims that the human person is a creature of God and sees in their being in the image of…

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The Year of the Sacraments

This is the year to encounter Christ more deeply in the sacraments!

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