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Respect Life: Strategies for Reducing Gun Violence

October 20, 2021

This Saturday, Oct. 23, Fr. Joe Uecker, CPPS, and Fr. Mike Goode, CPPS, will talk about how they confronted gun violence when they worked in parish ministry. They will help us brainstorm about what each of us can do about gun violence.

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

Respect Life Video Series: Abolish the Death Penalty

“Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?” is the question Jean Swymeler asked to begin her presentation on abolishing the death penalty during the third session of the Renewal Centers’ October discussion series on respect life issues. Then Connie Swymeler described her personal conversion to opposing the death penalty.

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Building a Community of Hope

October 19, 2021

By Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, CPPS
It is easy to recognize and bemoan a lack of faithfulness in the world and even in our Church. It is much harder to express that recognition in a prayer that remains grounded in hope. Thank God we don’t have to pray alone.

The Jewish Holiday of Shabbat: A Time of Refreshment, Part 2 of 2

October 18, 2021

Rabbi Heschel describes Shabbat as "a cathedral in time," a place to enjoy sacred rest, a hallowed break from doing to make room for being.

Pets are family too!

Family Matters #28: Pets are family too!

October 13, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Do you have a furry friend who has become part of your family? People are learning that the connection between their pet is good for their physical health and mental well-being.

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Respect Life: Time to Abolish the Death Penalty

October 12, 2021

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases. Pope Francis has challenged all Catholics to work for its abolishment. On Oct. 16, Jean Swymeler, Connie Swymeler, and Margaret D’Huyvetter will propose ways that we can join this campaign.

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

Respect Life Video Series: Mothers Who Lost Children to Violence

In the second of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” Precious Blood Sr. Donna from the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation introduces us to two women who lost their sons to violence of Chicago streets.

The Jewish Holiday of Shabbat: A Weekly Time of Refreshment

October 11, 2021

By Kathy Keary
“The sages describe Shabbat as a taste of the world to come – a glimpse into the Messianic time of true peace and lovingkindness.” ~ Rabbi Ted Falcon

Respect Life: When violence claims a child

Respect Life: When violence claims a child

October 6, 2021

In the second of our five-week study session on respect life issues, we meet mothers who have lost children to gun violence or incarceration and how they come together for support and healing. Guest speakers: Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S. and members of the Mothers Circle at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago.

Respect Life: Elder Abuse Awareness

Respect Life Video Series: Elder Abuse Awareness

In the first of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” we meet Julie Kuzera and Nanna Cross of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Chicago, who are activists in the cause of exposing and preventing elder abuse.

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