Since detecting the first reported coronavirus (Covid-19 or pandemic) cases, the people in the Philippines are experiencing widespread fear of contracting Covid-19. Loss of income and hunger are major problems.
"I left El Paso greatly altered by my brief time there. ... I urge you to invest in an experience like this or sponsor someone you think could be transformed by the experience. This will open you in ways unimagined."
The Laudato Si' Action Platform is inviting different sectors of the Church to embark on a journey toward sustainability and integral ecology. Will you join us?
The San José del Callao Hospital on January 20, 2021 Callao, Peru. Regular infrastructure reached its limit at the beginning of the second wave of the disease in Peru. (Johnattan Rupire)
In Chile and Peru, the Covid-19 pandemic is surging and creating even more suffering for the poor and the vulnerable. The effects of the pandemic go far beyond being solely a health issue. Indeed, this is no surprise as Pope Francis persistently invites us to see that "everything is interconnected."
The Biden administration had reached agreements with the governments of Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to secure their borders. This signals a dangerous reversal of the administration’s promise to pursue a more just and compassionate response to migrants and refugees.
At the beginning of this year, with the inauguration of a new President and the beginning of a new Congress, we shared our advocacy priorities for 2021. This week marks the end of the first one hundred days of the Biden administration, and presents us with an opportunity to evaluate the new administration and the new Congress in light of our advocacy goals and Columban concerns. In the following analysis, we note both lights and shadows.
The salvation that Jesus’ resurrection brings to all who are oppressed and impoverished, is also meant for the non-human members of our earth family.
Like the disciples on the first Holy Saturday, we must mourn for the victims of each crucifixion and so notice how each injustice is one instance in a cycle of violence.
God is present in all members of creation, no exception, and so every person (no matter their race, class, gender, nationality, disability, etc.) and every creature (no matter their species, intelligence, etc.) is welcome at the table of the Eucharist.
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