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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: October 17 2013 October 4th, 2013

Be mindful of this day! Be mindful of the poor! – Fr. Ken Forster, OMI

ST. EUGENE’S HOMILY TO THE SERVANTS

You, the poor and needy, the world considers you the scum of society unbearable in its sight. That is what the world thinks of you.

Come learn from us what you are through the eyes of faith.

“You are the poor of Jesus Christ, my brethren, my dear brethren, my dear respectable brethren, listen to me. You are the children of God.

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Updates on Events and Resources from the JPIC Commission Office in Rome January 26th, 2012

The following is a list of useful upcoming JPIC events and resources:

A course on Catholic Social Teaching (in Spanish): A comprehensive written course on Catholic Social Teaching, prepared for University students, was written and published in Latin America. It can be downloaded at: http://www.kas.de/sopla/es/publications/29414/

JPIC Promoter’s Formation Course in the USA: An intensive week-long seminar for JPIC Congregation promoters takes place at Saint Mary’s Notre Dame, Indiana from June 3-10. The brochure is due out in February. For more information, go to http://www.holycrossjustice.org/JusticeCraft/JusticeCraft.asp

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Reflections on “Justice in the World” October 25th, 2011

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the 1971 Synod document, ‘Justice in the World’, the JPIC Commission in Rome is conducting a series of interviews with people from around the world who have something constructive and educational to say about this document. The videos, which are then placed on YouTube, are designed to further the incorporation of Catholic Social Teaching into the mainstream of Catholic life.

Watch these YouTube reflections on ‘Justice in the World’ from Maria Riley, O.P. and Jim Hug SJ from the Center of Concern in Washington and Marie Dennis from the Maryknoll Office of Global Concern. [http://jpicformation.wikispaces.com/]

The Synod Document is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Indonesian and Korean on the USG/USIG JPIC website.


USCCB Launches Campus Website for College Students May 18th, 2010

campus_ministryThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and collaborating organizations are pleased to announce a new Catholic social teaching web site for campus ministers and students. The name of the new website is “Transforming Our World: Our Catholic Faith in Action” and features Catholic social teaching, prayer resources, tools for action, and multi-media such as videos and podcasts.

The site is an online clearinghouse featuring “best practices” to promote Catholic social teaching in campus ministry.Campus ministers, students, and others are invited to submit their best practices and activities for possible feature on the web site. Content will continue to be added to the site as it is received and reviewed. Potential contributors can visit www.usccb.org/campus to make a submission.

Thanks to one of our partners, National Catholic Rural Life Coalition for this information. For more on NCRLC, go to their website: www.ncrlc.com/


Oblates Join Religious Coalition Calling for Investigation by US DOJ into use of Torture June 10th, 2009

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate’s Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation office has joined the Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition and more than 180 other organizations in calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate and prosecute members of the Bush administration for violations of US and International law pertaining to torture.

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