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Sister Marcelline Koch, OP

Three Things You Can Do to Help People in Detention on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Every day we learn more about the appalling conditions facing children, women, and men in detention centers along our southern border. The situation is unconscionable. If you are like me, you might feel overwhelmed and paralyzed by the images of children and adults housed in overcrowded filthy conditions, conditions that fail to respect their dignity …

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How to Avoid the Paralysis Trap:
What to do when you think
You can’t do anything

This is one of life’s challenges: When we realize the magnitude of danger facing humanity and Earth because of climate change, it seems sensible to hide under the covers rather than get out of bed. When we notice our values and freedoms being eroded everyday by people who purport to protect them, it is easiest …

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What to do when you think
You can’t do anything
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Sixth Sunday of Lent—Passion Sunday

Download the PDF. Goal 1 – No Poverty End Poverty in all its forms everywhere. Summary: While extreme poverty has diminished since 1990, the United Nations reports that 11% of the world’s population (nearly 800 million people) still live on less than $1.25 per day and without basic social protection systems. Poverty is an ongoing, …

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Fourth Sunday of Lent Part One

Download the PDF. This is part one. Go to part two. Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Summary: “Prodigal” is defined as “spending money or resources freely and recklessly, wastefully extravagant.” All too often we are prodigal in our use of water and …

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Third Sunday of Lent, Part 2

Download the PDF. This is part two. Go to part one. Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Summary: Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate …

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Third Sunday of Lent, Part 1

Download the PDF. This is part one. Go to part two. Goal 4 – Quality Education Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Summary: Although there has been much progress in global education, the barriers holding children back from reaching their full potential through quality education still exist. When …

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