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Facing an Unjust System: The widow in the Second Book of Kings

  Luke Hansen, SJ   Issue 1909    15 Sept 2019

On a cool evening in early spring 2014, a group of 50 people donned blue t-shirts and assembled on the sidewalk outside the main entrance to the headquarters of a well-known U.S. bank. The group held candles, and several customers told stories of predatory lending, disorganization and negligence that resulted in increasing debt and unjust foreclosures, especially in communities of color. Verjie, a nurse’s assistant, spoke through a megaphone. He has lived in the Cambria Heights neighborhood of Queens, New York, for nearly 20 years. An immigrant from the Caribbean, he speaks English as a second language. When he and his..


Why the Amazon Merits a Synod

  Luke Hansen, SJ 15 Sept 2019

Cardinal-designate Michael Czerny, SJ and Dominican Msgr David Martínez de Aguirre provides an introduction to the next Synod for the Amazon to be held in Rome in October. Martínez de Aguirre was a missionary in Peru for 18 years and, since 2015, has been Apostolic Vicar of Puerto Maldonado. Fr Michael Czerny - who has already written 4 articles for...