Category: Social Justice

How Much Do You Value Freedom? Whose Freedom?

All good things are wild, and free. – Henry David Thoreau Why do we prefer to contain them?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime (iPhoneography)

This last week Sister Carla and I accompanied students from Dominican University on a service trip to Tijuana. We stayed at Casa de los Pobres, served the poor there, painted a house, held a carnival for the children in another colonia, and had moving…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

We conveniently forget what we have been taught. For we read in Deuteronomy 10:19: So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land.” And our President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, Remember, remember always, that all…

Love without Borders

On this day when we celebrate our independence – the birth of our nation – I recall to mind the words of the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals:

Loving Our Neighbor . . . the Immigrant

Friday’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 12:28-34 One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love…

Serving the Little Ones

Students from Dominican University in San Rafael traveled to Tijuana, Mexico for a service trip. It was a wonderful experience for all involved. The students exhibited generosity, joy, and a wonderful spirit. One of the places the students enjoyed most was Casa de Cuna,…

La Voz de los sin Voz

From Mark 7 we read: Jesus put his finger into the man’s ears . . . and said to him, “Ephphatha!” – that is, “Be opened!” – And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. There…