January is Poverty in America Awareness Month. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty.
During the Salvadoran civil war, these Jesuits sacrificed their lives for denouncing the injustices committed by the oligarchy and for defending innocent Salvadorans subjected to great violence. They are Ignatian role models of a faith that seeks global justice.
Voices from around the world have expressed great appreciation and directed many words of praise for the latest encyclical released by Pope Francis. Whatever your religious affiliation, you may be interested in the profound messages regarding social justice that the pope proposes in this document. Allow me to offer seven insights that may assist your understanding of Fratelli Tutti, published in early October 2020.
Sister Barbara encouraged us to put our energy into things that we can change in our lives, especially during the pandemic, and to ask God for help with the things we may not be able to change.
As people across our country rise to speak out against racial injustice, we must also look inward, for change begins within ourselves.