Be doers of the word and not hearers only. - Letter of James 1:22

2020 archive of Laudato Si Archives 2020

2020 archive of Laudato Si Archives 2020

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 9/26/20

The Season of Creation: Week 2

            Pope Francis held an audience last weekend with representatives from Laudato Si’ communities in Italy. He spoke with them about his vision of “integral ecology,” which affirms the relationship between all human beings, living creatures, and elements of creation. Two essential aspects ... Read More »

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 6, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 9/13/20

Pope Francis: How to Address Immigration

          On this Labor Day weekend, we are mindful of the value of work and workers in our country, and we hold in prayer all who have lost their jobs and are seeking employment. We might also pray for those who have lost ... Read More »

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 9/05/20

A Note from our Laudato Si Ministry

              Why Immigrate? Part 2

 

Human immigration from one region—or even continent—to another goes back to the earliest days of human history. Today the displacement of peoples is increasing exponentially world wide due to multiple causes: war, religious and

political ... Read More »

Laudato Si August 23, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 8/29/20

August 23, 2020

How Climate Change Drives Migration to the U.S.

There are many reasons why immigrants seek refuge in the U.S., but climate change is becoming a bigger and bigger cause. When people who depend on growing crops on their land can no longer do so, hunger drives ... Read More »

August 2, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 8/15/20

Former Slaves Share their Stories

We’ve all learned about the enslavement of human beings in our country.  And we are becoming more aware of its legacy for African Americans, who still suffer its effects. The following 10-minute video, produced by ABC in 1999 from recordings made in the 1930’s, ... Read More »

Laudato Si July 19, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 7/26/20

We have probably all have passed by neighborhoods where the air is noticeably dirty and noxious. What is it like to live in such places year-round?  Toxic sites are largely located in poor and minority communities, who have little leverage or means to change their situation.

The Laudato Si’ ... Read More »

July 12, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 7/11/20

A Note from our Laudato Si Ministry

In the spirit of “Liberty and Justice for All,” the Laudato Si’ ministry is posting links to videos that may help us at St. James  to understand the roots and duration of racial injustice in our country. This week we are adding ... Read More »

July 4, 2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 7/11/20

Pope Francis and the U.S. Bishops Speak Up on Racial Injustice The Laudato Si' group would like to share with you a 2-minute video with statements from Pope Francis as well as from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the need of all Christians to address the ... Read More »

June 28,2020

Posted by St. James Parish Catherine Horgan on 7/11/20

Exploring Racial Injustice These past few weeks have been filled with confusion, pain, and anger surrounding the recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as well as the subsequent demonstrations regarding ongoing racial injustice in America today. The Laudato Si' group would like to work with our parish to ... Read More »

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