Tag: Social Justice

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

| Bishop Robert Barron | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the Church is, quite rightly, the 17th-century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of Jesus and was known, even as a young man, as a person of deep intelligence and piety.

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Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

| Melenie Soucheray | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ellis and her colleagues hope to have captured the energy and passion of the approximately 100 people who attended the assembly. They heard from Artika Tyner, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and civil rights attorney. Also on the program docket were Brandt Williams, senior reporter at Minnesota Public Radio, and Butch Blauert, a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a Twin Cities lawyer for 30 years, Anne Krisnik channeled her passion for social justice issues into her volunteer activities, among them, two decades of cooking once a month at the Catholic Charities Family Service Center in Maplewood. She planned upon retirement to devote more time to fight systemic poverty, which she hasn’t been able to do with a full-time job.

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New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

New Caritas report sets out building blocks for more-just Europe

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Europe’s top Catholic charitable agency has published a “road map for social justice and equality,” urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.

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Australian bishops: Reject ageism, ‘old age will come to us all’

Australian bishops: Reject ageism, ‘old age will come to us all’

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australia’s bishops called on individuals, communities and governments to reject rampant ageism and the toxic attitudes that often accompany concepts such as “intergenerational theft.”

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Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Workers rights, human rights and peace were hallmarks of the active life of this Catholic deacon.

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Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

| Susan Klemond | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

From the time she wore an improvised nun’s habit while playing “school” as a child in Detroit, Sister Amata Miller has thought about religious life, teaching and social justice.

Throughout her 65-year career as a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and as a teacher in many capacities, she has integrated her passion for Catholic social teaching and social justice into her work.

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Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A better place to sleep for those experiencing homelessness will be ready in 2016 in St. Paul.

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New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis launched a $40 million capital campaign for a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center that would house, shelter and care for homeless people in St. Paul in a more dignified way than on mats on the floor as they do now at Dorothy Day.

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Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was in her early 30s and working for the Urban League in Minneapolis when she was called upon to attend the March on Washington in 1963.

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