Catholics for Peace and Justice
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St. Stanislaus March 8 Workshop "Joy of the Gospel" and Catholic Social Teaching Presentation pdf
Featured Book: “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job” by Kerry Weber, Associate Editor of America Magazine. This book is a wonderful story of how Kerry attempted to accomplish the Matthew 25 works of mercy within the forty days of Lent. It is an easy read with 25 brief chapters. The author of this book is going to be on Relevant Radio on Sunday, March 2 at 1:30. You can listen at 100.1 FM or at www.relevantradio.com .
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Poverty in Wisconsin
"A Challenge to Our Future" Child Poverty in Wisconsin Report
Child poverty has grown sharply in Wisconsin in recent years. About one in five Wisconsin children — over a quarter of a million total — live below the poverty line. This disturbing trend is contributing to a host of problems that affect everyone in the state – families living in poverty are not the only ones impacted, entire communities are affected as well. Review the Report and Press Release from the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.
Join with others in our community advocating for the poor and disenfranchised. Advocacy works when we work together.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform
11X15 for Safer Healthier Communities
Join the campaign to reduce Wisconsin's prison population to 11,000 by 2015. There are three very good initiatives coming up in the State Senate. Find out how to support them.
Following Pope FrancisMigrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World
“Development cannot be reduced to economic growth alone, often attained without a thought for the poor and the vulnerable. A better world will come about only if attention is first paid to individuals; itf human promotion is integral, taking account of every dimension of the person, including the spiritual; if no one is neglected, including the poor, the sick, prisoners, the needy and the stranger (cr. Mt 25:31-46); if we can prove capable of leaving behind a throwaway culture and embracing one of encounter and acceptance.” Pope Francis, “Message of his holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2014)”.
The 21 Most Important Quotes from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium – The Joy of the Gospel
For those who have not yet read the real thing and often resort to reading “cliff notes”, check out this excerpt article or Read the Full Version
Want to follow Pope Francis VIA Twitter? Welcome to the official Twitter Site of Pope Francis . Check it out. According to the Vatican Pope Francis, who took his name from the patron saint of animals, is writing an encyclical on "the ecology of mankind". In a speech about two weeks after his election Pope Francis said he had taken the name of St. Francis because he "teaches us profound respect for the whole of creation and protection of our environment, which all too often, instead of using for the good, we exploit greedily, to one another's detriment."