Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sophie Cruz and Ruby Bridges Touch our Hearts and Call to Our Social Conscience

Sophie Cruz and Ruby Bridges: Small people calling us all to listen to and heed "the better angels of our nature" 

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Viva Sophie Cruz! She got her message to Pope Francis and all of us

Little 5 year old Sophie Cruz was being led away by security officers, and then the Pope Beckoned! (see video)
She got her message heard by the Pope and all of us!  Let's fix immigration policy for all the Sophies and their families.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Aylan Kurdi, R.I.P. Answer Pope's Call to Assist Refugees

Aylan Kurdi, R.I.P.

Aylan Kurdi and his brother Galip, who also drowned along with their Mother Rehen, as they tried to escape war torn Syria.

 * The UN reports there are some 59.5 million displaced persons on our planet.  59.5 million of our brothers and sisters.  If they were a nation, they’d be the 24th largest nation on earth.  Larger than South Africa (50 million) Souh Korea (48 Million) Columbia (48 million) Poland (38 million) and Argentina (40 million). 

Europe: Catholics answer Pope Francis's call to welcome refugees 
08 September 2015 - See more at:

Brussels, 7 September 2015 – Catholics across Europe are answering Pope Francis's call to show hospitality to refugees. Since the Pope's statement earlier this week, the Jesuit Refugee Service has heard from thousands of people eager to host refugees in their homes, provide clothing or offer other help to those in need.

On Sunday 6 September, Pope Francis said, "may every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary in Europe take in one family." He added that the two parishes in the Vatican itself would each welcome a refugee family.

"Faced with the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees who are fleeing death by war and by hunger... the Gospel calls us to be neighbours to the smallest and most abandoned," said the Pope, who asks that welcoming refugee families be part of the build-up to the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin this December. 

Europe's Catholics were already reaching out to offer help. "Our cell phone doesn't stop ringing. We've gotten 700 emails in five days," says Inês Braizinha, head of communications for JRS Portugal. 

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Great video about the British Jesuits

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