Why should racial inequality matter to us as Catholics? And how is God calling us to respond? Fr. Bryan Massingale answers questions in a recent speech about how “racism is a sickness of the soul.”. Also, read about Sr. Mary Antona Ebo and her longtime fight for racial equality
“A few days before Christmas, Jeremy Anderson sat in the basement of Christ the King Church in University City with his girlfriend and one-year-old son as they ate a barbecue dinner. ” Read about their experience in this story from the St. Louis Review.
It was another wonderful Sunday afternoon at FOCUS Gateway City on December 10. We enjoyed a meal and conversations with our guests. Join us next time on March 4. “This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us. … In their difficulties they know […]
December 2 was a beautiful day to rake leaves for our senior citizens. We visited five houses in three hours and filled 61 bags of leaves. We will be visiting our elderly neighbors again in January for more yard work. Watch for details.
Our Faith in Action ministry is collecting some items to take to FOCUS Gateway City on December 10. We are collecting clothing, items for shelter and winter survival, hygiene needs, and canned goods. They are asking for specific items, so please check the list before donating.
Did you miss getting to see Fr. Boyle, author of “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion”, speak at SLU? The book was our recent Faith in Action book club selection. The entire presentation is available on YouTube.
Rival gang members worked side by side. How did this unusual arrangement—enemies working together— play out? Can you think of ways this approach might work in a different context of conflict?
“Kinship is ‘being one.’ It means there is no ‘us’ and ‘them,’ there is only ‘us.’ Without kinship there is no peace, without kinship there is no justice.”
Catholic Social Teaching asserts that all human beings must see within every person both a reflection of God and a mirror of themselves, and must honor and respect this dignity as a divine gift.
It’s not too late to join our Faith in Action Book Club! What did these stories teach you about kinship, compassion, redemption and mercy?