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Racial Justice and Economic Equality and Nonviolence

Today our nation rightfully commemorates the heroic life, work, and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For very good reasons, most people associate King with the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s in which racial justice was sought for the millions of historically disenfranchised women and men of color who had […]

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Pope Francis Continues Advocating for Peacemaking

Today, Pope Francis met with the diplomatic corps of the Holy See and took the opportunity to dedicate his remarks to the theme of “security and peace,” as he described it. He explained, “In today’s climate of general apprehension for the present, and uncertainty and anxious concern for the future, I feel it is important […]

Good Friday: A Call to Abolish Capital Punishment

The following is the full text of the homily that was delivered at St. Anthony Shrine and Ministry Center in Downtown Boston on Good Friday April 3, 2015. [Sung] Where you there when they Crucified my Lord? Where you there when they Crucified my Lord? Oh, OOOoohh, Sometimes it causes me to Tremble, Tremble, Tremble. Where […]

Christmas: The coming of the Poor, Refugee, Prince of Peace

There is often a lot of attention given to the “reason for the season” or the admonition to “keep Christ in Christmas,” but far-too-little attention is paid to who this Christ is and what it means for us. Pope Francis, in his Christmas night homily, explains that we live in a world that is oversaturated with […]