Blog Posts for "Justice"

A Different Kind of Revolution

Tuesday of Holy Week We’ve become accustomed to think of revolutionaries in violent terms, with bombs in their hands, bandoliers across their chests and provocative slogans on their lips.  But the lives of people as diverse as the Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Harriet Tubman and Rachel Carson (the author of the environmental classic Silent Spring) and of course Jesus remind us that nonviolent revolutionaries—moved by love, a passion for justice and a devotion to liberating those who are heavily burdened and oppressed—can be even more powerful.  Yet...

Justice, Mercy and the Power of Grace

St. Turibius of MongrovejoDaniel 13:41c-62; John 8:1-11Today’s scripture readings feature the familiar stories of Susanna and the elders and Jesus encountering the woman caught in adultery.  In today’s often polarized political environment, it’s not uncommon for mercy and to be posed as polar opposites, with the former allocated to “liberals” and the latter to “conservatives.”  Our readings, however, challenge us to bring them into harmony as far as possible; and for that, we need God’s wisdom and guidance. The presence of one of our Peruvian Capuchin brothers, Hector Bueno, in our St. Clare of Assisi...

Page 1 of 1 pages