"Our Bridging Borders campaign seeks to raise awareness (open eyes and hearts) and invite a response of action rooted in love that seeks to bring about structural change for the common good."
" It is not easy to wear a crucifix, especially for a millennial like myself. I am not ashamed to be Catholic; I think Catholicism is very compatible with my secular beliefs and has shaped my life and beliefs equally."
"Lok Manch (People’s Forum) is an inclusive, secular, human-rights-driven agency that supports various social movements of marginalized people in India."
". . . when we fight for justice and peace, there will be consequences. If we do it violently, as mentioned beforehand, we become as our oppressor. But if we do it non-violently, we risk not only building a more democratic society, but we also risk changing many hearts, including those of our enem
"“That night the wind was howling almost like a wolf and there were some real wolves off to the west giving it lessons.” George R.R. Martin"
The Plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) gathers this Monday to Friday in Cornwall. What will they discuss? What actions will they take?
"Havel, Orwell and so many others offer helpful ways for our critical analysis of our culture. Can we hear this, or have we been brainwashed by Orwell’s thought police?"
"I would like to share with you the calls to action from the Declaration of Rome signed by Pope Francis at the end of the Congress and in addition raise a question that perhaps we can reflect upon both as individuals and in our various friendship, work and community groups."
"What the bereaved persons need to do is name their feelings and accept them. , , , What the friends, the mourners can do is help them to name and accept those feelings, provide social comfort, and share their belief (if such is the case) in various sorts of spiritual consolation. "
" . . .as a political scientist, I would like to take a moment and argue why it is better to call yourself a patriot instead of a nationalist."
"Like most people, I am growing in a distorted picture of the world. Is it due to increasing incidents like shootings, terrorism, mass murder, and so on?"
“Give somebody a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime”. A Jesuit friend of mine added a twist to that by saying “And what if the fish are poisoned and you find out that there is a factory upstream that is polluting the water”.
On July 31, 2018, Fr. Erik Oland, Sj will beome the first Provincial of the new Canada Province. This post - written for the Jesuits.org web site and reprinted here with permission - was written when he was Provincial of the Jesuits in French Canada.
Today’s post is an English translation of an article published in JÉSUITES CANADIENS 2018. The article was both written and translated by Pierre Bélanger, SJ