Friday, January 8, 2010

National Migration Week

"Renewing Hope, Seeking Justice" is the theme of the 2010 National Migration Week currently in progress.

Find information and resources at the USCCB's
National Migration Week website.

Other key sites to visit that are closely related to our regional migrant and border issues are:

Justice for Immigrants

The Kino Border Initiative

The Blessed Nuno Society
(with projects for border orphans in Agua Prieta, Mexico)


Friday, January 1, 2010

World Day of Peace & Feast of Mary, Mother of God

Mary of the Cosmos
by Bernadette Bostwick sgm

January 1, 2010


Excerpts from

Pope Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace message:

Is it not true that what we call “nature” in a cosmic sense
has its origin in “a plan of love and truth”?

The goods of creation belong to humanity as a whole.
Yet the current pace of environmental exploitation is seriously
endangering the supply of certain natural resources not only for the
present generation, but above all for generations yet to come.

A greater sense of intergenerational solidarity is
urgently needed. . . . The ecological crisis shows the
urgency of a solidarity which embraces time and space.

If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation.
The quest for peace by people of good will surely would
become easier if all acknowledge the indivisible relationship
between God, human beings and the whole of creation.

May this be clear to world leaders and to those at every level
who are concerned for the future of humanity:
the protection of creation and peacemaking
are profoundly linked!