Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities

In light of continuing incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has invited all dioceses across the country to unite in a Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities on September 9, the feast of St. Peter Claver.  Please click below OXYGEN VOLUME 13 for the resources provided for reflection, prayer and other action.

http://mailchi.mp/usccb/notes-for-neighbors-racial-justice?e=45271ab52e&utm_source=SNAC+News+Sept+2017&utm_campaign=Sept+SNAC+News&utm_medium=email

 

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Pope Francis Launches “Share the Journey”

Pope Francis Launches “Share the Journey”

On September 27 Pope Francis will launch an international campaign, “Share the Journey”,” which is aimed at increasing support and solidarity for immigrants and refugees. It will focus on the Church’s engagement with immigrants and refugees, Catholic social teaching on migration, and the need to address the root causes that drive migration.

The Share the Journey campaign is expected to run for a two year period.

https://justiceforimmigrants.org/2016site/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Share-the-journey-info.pdf

Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’ — CNS top stories

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — “Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement. In the message, Bishop Dewane cited the words of Pope Francis, who told factory workers […]

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