Jesse Thistle's intense personal memoir prods readers to acknowledge how systemic poverty, addiction, homelessness and oppression ultimately affects us all. "
"When I was very young, after the evening supper, with dishes and food still on the table, my dad would kneel down and begin the rosary. My mum, sisters, and I followed suit kneeling and, leaning elbows on the seat of our chairs, answered each invocation with ‘holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us
" . . the sick and the dying are not to be looked down upon or pitied or be the fulfillment of a need to be charitable, but to be rightfully respected as persons who minister to us through their illness and frailty. I term this the “Ministry of Dying and Illness.”
"In recent reports, the Jesuits of Haiti have developed a deep and bold analysis of the current Haitian crisis and raised the alarm with local and international stakeholders."
Thoreau . . "wrote in his journal in 1853, ‘I wish to hear the silence of the night, for the silence is something positive and to be heard.’ "
"We have broken the vertical relationship of cooperation and have established a horizontal relationship of fraternity. "
"Here I could live with people who, like Palestinian refugees, had been displaced from their ancient homes, and who, like the Palestinians, felt not that the land belonged to them but that they belonged to the land."
“We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential school
"World Day of Migrants and Refugees. We have posted on this theme many times. Alas! The urgency of the plight of those looking for a safe home intensifies with each new political and ecological crisis.
"I like podcasts. They are a good way to distract you when you’re doing the dishes or at the gym or just needing something to entertain you on your drive. The problem is finding the right podcast."
"A Guaranteed Liveable Income plan would make it possible for more Canadians to get job training, education, participate more fully in their communities and have resources made available to them which would facilitate a more dignified life rather than one which is stigmatized."
"’ve read numerous pieces in recent years, written by women and men who are asking the question, can I remain in the church, in spite of all that has been exposed?"
:he message that needs to and must stick with us is simple: love one another. If we could manage to work toward fulfilling this commandment, then maybe, just maybe, we might have some hope of a better world."