Nonviolence . . . Human trafficking . . . Women . . . . The elderly . . . Immigrants' rights . . . Housing. . . Children . . . Prisoners' rights . . . Health care . . . World Hunger . . . Globalization, as it affects Latin America . . . Care of the earth . . . Seamless ethic of life

Note: The ideas and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author's and should not be ascribed to the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes or its members.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Let us be the peace that we desire for our world.

There was good news and bad new in the paper this morning.  The good news is that Capitol Hill Democrats, who soon will be running the House, are making climate change a priority.  The bad news is that any major legislation they could pass would probably be vetoed by the president even if it were to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. Keep in touch with your legislators of both parties letting them know that dealing with climate change is your priority and a worldwide priority.
As we begin Advent let us be the peace that we desire for our world. 

Good and gracious God, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our stockings. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, and an inner voice whispers, “Be afraid!” We need your peace, Jesus. We confess that our hearts are too often filled with wonder of a different kind: wondering when the terror will stop, when rest will come. Will it ever? Is the message still true? In a world where worry, not peace, prevails, stir up that good news again. This Advent, make it real in our hearts.
~Edited from Rebecca Barlow Jordan's “A Prayer for Peace & Joy at Christmas”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Nobody is Above the Law Rally

Fond du Lac, November 8, 2018

CSA Associates and Sisters were among the nearly 30 people participating in the Fond du Lac Rally, one of many nationwide, making a clear statement that the Mueller investigation should  continue unimpeded. On Wednesday, November 7, Donald Trump forced out Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker, who has openly attacked special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.  Many people have objected to Jeff Sessions' attacks on civil rights and enabling some of the Trump Administration’s worst instincts and are not unhappy that he is no longer Attorney General. However, pushing out Sessions and replacing him with Whitaker is putting Mueller’s investigation and jeopardy and our democracy in crisis. Congress has the ability to protect Mueller’s investigation and hold Trump accountable.  Members of Congress need to hear us and heed our concerns.