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Earth Day Matters

Our Radically Relational God – A Trinity of Love Earth Day is April 22, 2015.  Millions of people across the globe will interrupt their normal daily routine and do something…

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Illinois State Bill would Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

An important bill will be under consideration this term in the Illinois legislature. The passage of this pending bill is critical to the mission of enacting sensible gun safety…

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Giving Witness to Transformation

I have to give testimony at a resentencing hearing for a young man whom I have known for 24 years, which is also how long he has been locked…

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Multimedia Youth Art Contest Gallery Reception Sponsored by the Office for Peace and Justice and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development   Office for Peace and Justice and the…

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Rice Bowl and Bananas

HAMULI’S STORY When banana trees die, Hamuli Kahati has nothing to sell. And his family has nothing to eat. That’s why it’s so important for farmers like Hamuli in…

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Catholicism, The Poor, and the Environment

While a professor at DePaul University, I have had the opportunity to learn about the intersection of my Catholic faith and the pressing environmental issues facing humanity today. Although…

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Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress

Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the Organizing Catholics for Justice Congress held on March 14, 2015! Get involved with building a more peaceful and just Chicago…

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Rice Bowl and Lebanon

Tanious Issa is 5 Years Old Before civil war broke out, 5-year-old Tanious Issa and his parents lived a good life in Syria. But in 2011, the family’s house…

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Rice Bowl Feeds Families in Niger

Life in Niger is ruled by the seasons. There’s the dry season, the hot season, the rainy season—and the hungry season. The hungry season comes every year, when food…

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Save Persecuted Christians!

Act now to save the persecuted Christians of the Middle East Middle East Christians are facing ongoing persecution and death. ISIS is waging genocide against Christians, Yezidis, and other…

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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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