Featured Quote from Pope Francis
The culture of … encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God’s generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to a live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of the one heavenly Father. – Pope Francis, 53rd World Day of Peace , January 1, 2020
2020 Creating on Margins Contest – Deadline March 31!
Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offers the Creating on the Margins contest to help schools and parishes engage youth in learning about the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. Visit usccb.org/youthcontest [usccb.us11.list-manage.com] or usccb.org/concurso-juvenil [usccb.us11.list-manage.com] for more information! The 2020 theme is “More than a Roof” and focuses on the national housing crisis and the need for affordable housing. The Creating on the Margins contest is co-sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), and the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry (NFYCM).
- Missio: Join the Catholic Missions Without Leaving the U.S. MISSIO is the global crowdfunding network, powered by Pope Francis’ Pontifical Mission Societies, where your Catholic donations are crucial for the success of Pope Francis’ missions to the poor and marginalized. If you’re looking to make donations to the causes dearest to Pope Francis’ heart, you’re in the right place.
- Missio Educational Resources for: ADVENT/CHRISTMAS LENT/EASTER ORDINARY TIME WORLD MISSION MONTH EXTRAORDINARY MISSION MONTH
JUST MERCY... SEE THE MOVIE. GET THE STUDY GUIDE
Catholic Mobilizing Network has created a study guide and accompanying resources for individuals and groups to reflect on the important message of the new film Just Mercy. Based on the bestselling book by Bryan Stevenson, the film Just Mercy presents the stunning and true story of Walter McMillian, a Black man convicted and sentenced to death in Alabama in 1988 for a crime he did not commit. The film illustrates the structural racism endemic to our capital punishment system, and lays bare how this system devalues and cheapens all human life. The study guide and resources offer viewers a way to explore the Catholic call to uphold the sanctity of life within the U.S. criminal legal system. Free study guide and additional information.