This week's JP Alert includes events and resources to commemorate significant anniversaries of martyrs of El Salvador, action taken by the US bishops on racial justice during their annual meeting, news and action on labor and immigration, and resources for Advent, providing spiritual accompaniment for those suffering from COVID, and
The topics of this JP Alert include homily resources from a justice and peace perspective, and resources for after the election (including our November webinar on writing effective op-eds), immigration, and Black Catholic history month. See the alert here.
All new institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life must now have written approval by the Apostolic See prior to their erection. A motu proprio issued by Pope Francis, Authenticum charismatis, updates Canon 579, which has allowed diocesan Ordinaries to approve institutes following consultation with the Holy See.
Among the 13 new Cardinals named by Pope Francis today are four male religious, including a former US provincial of the Scalabrinians who was a member of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM). These are in addition to the Archbishop of Washington, in whose archdiocese the national office
“Each day we have to decide whether to be Good Samaritans or indifferent bystanders." Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti The much anticipated pastoral letter Fratelli Tutti has landed! From the very first line, Pope Francis sets the tone, calling us to go deep and fully embrace “a way of life marked
Founded in Africa in 1867 by St. Daniel Comboni, a native of Italy, the Comboni Missionaries are an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world’s poorest and most abandoned people, often working in unstable political climate, in the midst of extreme poverty. St. Daniel not only brought the
Speakers at this year’s National Assembly, held online for the first time ever, addressed the challenges and realities of racism and racial justice. Under the theme, “Repentance and Reconciliation: Taking Action to Transform the World,” New Orleans Auxiliary Bishop Fernand Cheri III, OFM, and Sulpician Father Tom Ulshafer spoke