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S+L BLOG: social justice



Jim Wallis, social activist, author and one of America’s most influential Christian voices discusses social justice and the Christian life.   How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant that ...read more
In preparation for Pope Francis’ new ecological encyclical set to come out June 18, 2015, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, led by Bishop Donald Bolen, have released a series of videos and study guides on how Catholics are leading and participating in a new commitment to respect and protect. The series is based on a recent ...read more
On this New Year’s Day of 2014, Pope Francis has published his first message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace, focusing on the theme of brotherhood. As President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Canada, I want to relay Pope Francis’s intervention to my fellow citizens by taking a look from ...read more
Is it right for the Catholic Church to be involved in helping create immigration policy? Is it right for a Catholic business owner to give work to an illegal immigrant? These are some questions we deal with on this week’s edition of Perspectives Weekly with our guest, Most Rev. John Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake ...read more
Published below is the full text of John Monaghan’s personal testimony.  Monaghan is the vice president for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland. He offered some sobering stats on the number of people served by the SVDP, increasing poverty and isolation (especially for young people) in Ireland and the resources needed to ...read more
For Christians the season of Lent is a time for reflecting on and confronting the reality of trials. These are periods in our lives filled with anxiety, doubt, anger, helplessness, and even despair; they are a part of our human experience. And it is not surprising that the Scriptures shed enormous light on the matter, ...read more