The Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region, applaud the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the DACA program to remain in place. We will continue to urge Congress to put forth legislation to regularize the status of Dreamers and provide a meaningful path to citizenship. We commit our advocacy to this endeavor especially in light of the commission of our foundress, St Maria De Mattias: “The spirit of this holy work is all love. We have carved this word in our minds and on our hearts. I repeat, Love! Love toward God and our dear neighbor…”
Wichita, Kansas — The Newman University Board of Trustees has named Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., MPH, the 12th president of Newman University effective July 1, 2020.
Jagger was selected after a nine-month public search process, which concluded with her approval by the full Board at its meeting on May 29.
She is Newman’s second laywoman to serve as president in its 86-year history. Jagger replaces Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., who retired in December after more than 12 years leading the university.
With extensive higher education and leadership experience,
We know our hearts must continue to be changed as we work for systemic reforms. We commit to our on-going conversion and to advocate and educate for equal justice for all. We support the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in their condemnation of the murder of George Floyd. We stand in solidarity with the National Black Sisters’ Conference as we affirm their history and heritage as expressed in their statement.
Every second Thursday of the month, a handful of cheerful church volunteers gathers at a local laundromat that doubles as the “Church of the Suds of Love.”
I’m part of a crew from St. Vincent de Paul parish in St. Louis that helps homeless and other poor people get their laundry done for free. It’s one of several ways our parish reaches out to people in need of basic services.
On one such evening, I leaned against the counter to chat with Roz, the wife of Jerry,
My parish, St. Vincent De Paul in St. Louis, began Wednesday evening vigils on our church steps to pray for the people and situation at the Border. The half-hour of a short reflection followed by prayer provides time and space to call the people at the border into our hearts.
Last week, as parishioners gathered, one of our street residents, with dirty clothes in shreds, shambled up the steps and went through the church doors, carrying a plastic food container.
One of the other parishioners and I followed him into the church to see if he needed anything.