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Founded in 1949 to bring the Good News of Christ to the poor.
December 27, 2017
Blessings as you move into a new year. The time between Christmas and New Year often gives us a quiet moment to reflect and perhaps make resolutions.
AMERICA magazine, in its Dec. 11th issue has several articles relevant to destructive “isms” in the United States today. Fr. Brian Massingale in his article, THE SICKNESS OF THE AMERICAN SOUL, ask us “How can we help heal our nation” of racism fueled by white supremacy thinking.
“… we are living in a time of racial tension, polarization and division worse than this country has experienced in over two generations.”
“The society we live in is the result of human choices and decisions. That means that human beings can change things. For what human beings break, divide and separate, we can—with God’s help—also heal, unite and restore. What is now does not have to be. Therein lies our hope and our challenge.”
Last August, 25 at Sacred Heart Church in Detroit, the HVM sponsored a dialogue on racism and encouraged the 145 participants to keep a conversation about white supremacy and racism going in their circles. So as you review 2017 and plan 2018, what have you done, or are planning to bring hope?
We’d love to hear from you – your dreams, ideas, accomplishments in talking about the reality of racism in the United States with your co-workers, parish family, friends.
Our prayer for you and yours is a Year filled with Hope and Love
Wonderful gifts of our God!
We go forth with a song to follow the Lord Jesus as He lights our way.