Easter Hope

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on April 15, 2014

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No matter which scripture account of the resurrection is read, there is a commonality in each account.   The disciple or disciples go from disbelief, fear and despair to a sense of great hope and joy. The women go to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus in great sorrow, anointing the body of the […]

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Cesar Chavez Day, March 31

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on April 1, 2014

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When my nephew was in the sixth grade, he thought he would fool me with his joke.  It was the late 80′s when we were boycotting grapes in solidarity with the United Farm Workers Union.    He said to me, “We bought grapes.” “Oh, you didn’t,” Chris,”  I said,  ”What are you doing?” He laughed and […]

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Operation Rice Bowl–Live Lent for Life

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on March 17, 2014

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Sr. Dorothy Fuchs, SND,  was a high school teacher for twenty-nine years.  When teaching World Culture, religion and U.S. History  Sr. Dorothy tried to give her students the sense of the inherent dignity of people of all cultures, the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate events in history, and the realization of the  gifts of […]

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Live Lent in Love

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on February 25, 2014

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In our Christian tradition Easter is a time of hope, light and new life breaking through despair, darkness and death.  Lent calls us to enter into the suffering, dying and rising of Christ.  When we hear on Holy Saturday night the Easter proclamation that “Christ is Risen!” we are hearing the guarantee of our liberation. […]

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Emigration and Global Economic Inequality

by Dorothy Fuchs, SND on February 11, 2014

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Sr. Dorothy Fuchs, SND,  was a high school teacher for twenty-nine years.  When teaching World Culture, religion and U.S. History  Sr. Dorothy tried to give her students the sense of the inherent dignity of people of all cultures, the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate events in history, and the realization of the  gifts of […]

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Two Advocacy Actions Need Your Voice

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on January 27, 2014

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This year is the 50th anniversary of our nation’s declaration of war on poverty. In response, Catholic Charities USA and nine national organizations have joined in a declaration of commitment to reduce poverty in America with this pledge: “We hereby commit to EDUCATE the public about the everyday challenges facing the 46 million people living […]

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A Christmas Reflection

by Kathleen Ryan, SND on December 23, 2013

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A Christmas  Reflection I believe in Jesus Christ and the most wonderful, holy night when he came among us. I believe in the Savior of the world, born in a simple manger, a stable full of smells and disturbing noises.

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Journeys Ended, Journeys Begun

by Mary Beth Gray, SND on December 17, 2013

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Sister Mary Beth Gray,  a trained Awakening the Dreamer and Wake Up (for young adults) facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, who recently returned from Amazon Rainforest, is the guest writer of the JPIC blog.  Final Blog Entry:  Epilogue What we call the beginning is often the end.  And to make an end is to make a beginning.  […]

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Help Ecuador Now!

by Mary Beth Gray, SND on December 12, 2013

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Note:  The blog was originally sent on Dec. 10. However, due to technical difficulties, some received an incomplete message, so it is being resent Dec. 12.  Sister Mary Beth Gray,  a trained Awakening the Dreamer and Wake Up (for young adults) facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, recently returned from Amazon Rainforest as the guest writer of the […]

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The Rainforest, Part 2: Kapawi Lodge and the Achuar

by Mary Beth Gray, SND on December 3, 2013

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Sister Mary Beth Gray,  a trained Awakening the Dreamer and Wake Up (for young adults) facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, recently returned from Amazon Rainforest as the guest writer of the JPIC blog.  This is the eighth entry of the series.  Her journey continues. The Rainforest, Part 2: Kapawi Lodge Everything about Kapawi was eco-conscious. And everything […]

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