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Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

Love Without Limits: World Mission Day , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This resource calls everyone to be a missionary and a witness of mercy. The following mantra is repeated throughout this service: “Mary, model of missionaries, inspire us to embrace the mercy and co...more

What Have We Done for the Poor Ones? , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

This artistic reflection is based on the song What Have We Done for the Poor Ones? written and performed by Lori True: http://bit.ly/21igPUC. Copyright © 2016, Education for Justice, a project of Cen...more

Film Discussion Guide: Voces Inocentes (Innocent Voices) , by: Anna Misleh

This striking movie tells the true story of a young boy in El Salvador who, during the country’s civil war, must choose between joining the military or the rebels. A synopsis, connections to CST the...more

The Call to Mercy: The Model of Dorothy Day , by: Jane Deren, Ph.D.

Dorothy Day used the Works of Mercy to guide her vocation of serving the homeless and poor in New York City. This prayer commemorates the beginning of the Year of Mercy and offers Dorothy Day as a mod...more

Film Discussion Guide: The Letters , by: Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

The Letters recounts the story of Mother Teresa and her “call within a call,” to serve the poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. This guide includes a synopsis of the film, connections to CST, dis...more

Pope Francis: Dialogue is a Way to Peace

Pope Francis recently visited Bosnia and Herzegovina, still recovering from a bloody war two decades ago that pitted different ethnic and faith communities against each other, to proclaim that interfa...more

Catholic Social Thought and Migration , by: Fred Kammer, S.J.

In this Catholic Social Teaching resource, Fr. Fred Kammer S.J. reflects on migration and migrants from the perspective of the Church's teaching. He includes quotes from the American bishops as well a...more

Gustavo Gutiérrez: Father of Liberation Theology

Learn more about Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., a Peruvian theologian who has contributed so much to our understanding of the option for the poor and its expression in Liberation Theology. Copyright © 201...more

Creative Voice: Remembering Monseñor Óscar Romero , by: Jimmy Francisco Ortiz Rodriguez

Jimmy Francisco Ortiz Rodriguez is a young Salvadoran attorney who lends his voice to reflect on the life and legacy of Monseñor Oscar Romero and contemporary El Salvador. As we honor Monseñor Romer...more

Lent 2014: The Joy of the Gospel

Lent may not seem like a joyous time, but "now is a very acceptable time," as Paul reminds us on Ash Wednesday, to be reconciled to God. Pope Francis invites us to this joyous encounter, to stop livi...more
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