Justice, Peace and Reconciliation Office
Priests of the Sacred Heart, US Province
"Jesus, Immigrant and Worker" (the Catholic Worker)
In this Issue:
Why should Dehonians be interested inFratelli Tutti? John Van den Hengel, SCJ, offers his reflections in a recent issue of an international newsletter of the Dehonians. He suggests that Pope Francis sees that what is lacking in our world today is exactly what Fr. Dehon found lacking "inFrench societyin the context of the liberalism and laissez-faire economics of his time... what he himself had experienced through the love of the Heart of Christ. In his writings, he asked what would happen if this love – which he called “pure love” – would become the internal driving force of the political and economic enterprises of his time. Fratelli Tutti is Francis' attempt to ask the same question.
Journalist and papal biographer Austen Ivereigh situates the encyclical as the third in a triptych of documents from Francis about relationships: with God, with the earth and now with one another. I invite you to read my blog post on it here.
Below I've gathered a few articles and videos from other sources that pertain especially to justice, peace and reconciliation. We also invite you to consider this study guide prepared by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Finally, a very important 1 Minute Action opportunity.We must tell the Biden administration to address the root causes of migration from Central America! Sign the petition here.
Excellent 4 Minute Video!
Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, is a diagnosis of our social ills, which have been complicated by the covid-19 pandemic. Francis has said for months that we can’t go back to the way the world was before the pandemic: This is our chance to build a new society based on loving our neighbor. In Fratelli Tutti, he lays out that vision.