Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sister Catherine Immaculate Roach, CSJ

Mary Anne Roach entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on February 2, 1941. At Reception she was given the name Sister Catherine Immaculate. Catherine earned a BA in English from St. John’s University, an MA in Speech from Columbia University, and certification in Administration from Fordham University. Catherine’s early ministries were teaching elementary school in various parishes but in 1960…

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November 30

 Reflection Now that Thanksgiving Day has passed all the thoughts of gratitude we summoned need to be carried forward.  Having reflected on God’s gifts, it is time to share them without expecting something in return. It is time to continue to recognize the blessings in each passing day. We can move on with our lives, happy at having what we…

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November 29

Anniversary of Dorothy Day Reflection A writer, editor and social reformer, Dorothy Day was born, in New York City on November 8, 1897. She was a radical during her time, working for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage. Arrested several times for her involvement in protests, she even went on a hunger strike after being jailed for protesting…

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ICCR Statement on Human Trafficking

ICCR Statement on Human Trafficking

Request for Endorsements of ICCR’s “Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Confronting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. ICCR has published a guidance document entitled, “Statement of Principles and Recommended Practices for Confronting Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.” This statement will be publicly released on International Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2013. We invite faith-based organizations and congregations, non-governmental organizations,…

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November 28

Thanksgiving Day Reflection Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider, whose guidance and care go before us…and whose love is with us forever. Thanksgiving is a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden in autumn’s wake and apples are crisp in the first chill breezes of fall.Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the…

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November 27

Reflection The word of God is a dynamic, impacting, powerful word that is God’s truth penetrating our minds and hearts. It is active and unfolding. If we are attentive and open, the Spirit, living and active within us, will cut through with power and purpose. Our attentive consciousness to  the presence of God uncovers and exposes our own contradictions.  We…

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November 26

 Reflection Yesterday was is the UN International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers impeding the right of women to participate fully in society. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms. It is perpetuated by societal…

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November 25

Reflection It is not wrong to want to live better; what is wrong is a style of life which is presumed to be better when it  is directed toward “having” rather than “being” and which wants to have more not in order to be more, but in order to spend life in enjoyment as an end in itself.  It is therefore necessary to create lifestyles in…

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November 24

Feast of Christ the King Reflection To the disappointment of some of his contemporaries, Jesus was not interested in being a political figure or powerful worldly leader. The passion of Jesus’ life was to bring about not his reign but the reign of God, a world in which people were united in God’s love, compassion, justice and peace.  It was…

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November 23

Reflection Many lives are marked by an abundance of love talk accompanied by a great shortage of love action. The love that Jesus preaches is a love that is aware of God’s presence in other people. This love recognizes the dignity of each person and respects individuality. If we say that God’s love embraces everyone; then, our love should be…

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