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Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month

Statement by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge on Poverty Awareness Month

January is Poverty Awareness Month, and in the past year, many of us heard of, or perhaps experienced, greater levels of poverty than ever before. Neighbors who have always struggled to pay their bills or rent have fallen further behind. Others, who lived on the...
Saying “Yes” to Service

Saying “Yes” to Service

By Brigid Hoagland, Catholic Charities Volunteer, (Benedictine College ’19)   Photo Courtesy of Reverb Culture. This is the third installment of our series on the Role of the Laity in the Church. Read about Our Call to Serve here. *** In imitation of the Blessed...
Our Role: A Call to Serve

Our Role: A Call to Serve

The Call to Serve   By Brigid Hoagland, Catholic Charities Volunteer (Benedictine College, ’19) Photo of an Hogar Education Services Volunteer teaching English as a second language class. Second in our summer series, you can read the first part “The Role...
What is our role in the Church?

What is our role in the Church?

“There is so much need today for mature Christian personalities, conscious of their baptismal identity, of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world!” –Pope John Paul II, May 30, 1998, Message for the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New...
Lord, Teach us to be Instruments of Peace

Lord, Teach us to be Instruments of Peace

We invite you to meditate of the St. Francis prayer as a way to better understand how God is calling you to be an instrument of peace in this world. The following reflection is from one of our Summer 2017 college student volunteers, John Treanor (Mount St....