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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007    
photo credit t Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)


“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern.
Pope Francis

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Ignite Your Catholic Faith - What is Evangelization?


Christians and the Holocaust

The 3rd discussion panel of the Jan Karski - Memory and Responsibility conference organized in Warsaw by Fundacja Edukacyjna
Jana Karskiego and the Polish History Museum as a part of the celebrations of Jan Karski Centennial. 



  •  CHAIR: Zbigniew Nosowski – essayist, Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic Quarterly “Więź”

  •  Bishop Grzegorz Ryś, PhD – historian, Auxiliary Bishop of Cracow 

  •  Fr. John T. Pawlikowski OSM PhD – Professor of Social Ethics at the Catholic Theological Union,  Director of the Catholic-
     Jewish Studies Program, Chicago.

  •  Krzysztof Dorosz, PhD – writer, essayist 

  •  Professor Jan Grosfeld – political scientist, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University




Encountering one another
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops



How to Think Clearly About Social Justice




Race, Racism and Anti-Racism: Critical Perspectives from our Religious Traditions

Fr. Mike Schmitz - The Hour That Will Change Your Life - SEEK 2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich on Domestic Violence

"All We Need is a Little Humanity" - A Syrian Teen's Plea


Remembering Those Who Have Passed

Please Remember Them in Your Prayers

  • November 07 - Leonard Cohen
    The angels will welcome him with Halleluiah
  • Prayers for Yummy Sandifer, Dantrell Davis, Ryan Harris, Eric Morse, Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins,
    and the hundreds of other children murdered and whom continue to be murdered in Chicag
    O God, we pray for those who have been murdered on the streets of our city.
    We commit to your loving care those who have died, beseeching you to receive
    their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved ones who mourn.
    Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the strength of your love.
    Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to create safer streets for all to walk upon.

    Vienna Cobb Anderson
  • Prayer for Migrants
    For all those who see “home” and all it means
    Disappear behind them;
    For all those who cannot see a home
    In the days ahead of them;
    For all those who dwell in
    Daily insecurity;
    For all those who are weary and
    Without a safe place to rest their heads;
    For all families in migration we pray.
    May the image of the Holy Family
    Fleeing oppression stay with us as we enter a New Year,
    And stay with us each night as we are blessed
    With returning to a home.
    May we also be blessed
    With compassion for those

    Still weary, still seeking,
    Still with so far to go.

    by Jane Deren, 2007
  • Prayer for Inclusion
    Creator God, we are your people.
    We look to the future with optimism and with faith in you,
    As we pursue our call to provide justice and fullness of life 
    For all people with mental illness.
    We pray that every man, woman and child
    May develop their potential And meet you
    In themselves and in one another. 
    May we enjoy a totally welcoming community, 
    With you as our center, Joined hand in hand with our sisters and brothers.
    We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
  • Prayer for Peace in Syria
    We have been crying to you for peace in Syria; for an end to killing and despair, an end to hostilities on all sides.
    We cry to you for humanitarian aid to reach those most in need. We beseech you for the rebuilding of ruined homes, businesses and communities.
    We long for the repairing of the breach and the restoration of streets where your children may dwell in harmony.
    We cry out that justice, truth and love may prevail for all the people of Syria. We pray in the name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • Prayer To End The Use Of The Death Penalty
    Merciful Father, we ask your blessing on all we do to build a culture of life. Hear our prayers for those impacted by the death penalty.
    We pray for all people, that their lives and dignity as children of a loving God may be respected and protected in all stages and circumstances.
    We pray for victims of violence and their families, that they may experience our love and support and find comfort in your compassion and in the promise of eternal life.
  • Prayer for Inmates and Correction Officers
    Most gracious Father, bless with your special care all jails, penitentiaries and homes of refuge.
    Look with pity on those who are housed there. Guide and protect those who have returned to the world. Grant all of them true contrition for past sins, and strengthen them in their good resolutions.
    Lead them along from grace to grace so that by the help of the Holy Spirit they may persevere in the ways of obedience and humility, and in the struggle against evil thoughts and desires.
    Grant the Holy Spirit to those engaged in teaching and training them, that they might have a right judgment with respect to those entrusted to them. May they labor for love of your with deep humility and singleness of purpose, purity of heart and life, and true zeal for your glory and the salvation of souls.
    Give them faith and love to sustain them in disappointment, love and patience toward those under them, and in your own good time crown their work with an eternal recompense.
  • The Police Officer's Prayer to St. Michael
    You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one;
    but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil,
    and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.
    And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force,
    where we will be as proud to guard the
    throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.
  • Additional Prayers



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