Petitions for January 18 and 19, 2020

by Terry Trudeau

General Intercessions January 18-19, 2020 ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Let us pray for prophetic voices in the church today. May all who recognize the movement of God’s spirit share their vision with courage and clarity. As our nation prepares to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, may we grow in our ability to speak […]

The Migrant: a Promise of Life for the Future

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In Preparation for Catholic Migration Week, “Many Journeys, One Family” January 7-13, 2018 Saint Vincent de Paul’s Parish Germantown, Philadelphia The Migrant: a Promise of Life for the Future This is the way Pope Francis referred to migrants last October 26th. Speaking to young people, he reminded them that the invitation to welcome the stranger […]

More Reflections on Climate Justice

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We require a new and universal solidarity. As the bishops of Southern Africa have stated: “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation”. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, […]

Reflections on Climate Justice from the Peace and Justice Ministry

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A People Who Produce Fruit From Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si: The current global situation engenders feelings of instability and uncertainty, which in turn becomes “a seed bed for selfishness.” When people become self-centered, their greed increases. The emptier a person’s heart is, the more s/he needs to buy, own, and consume things. It […]