Apr 19 2016
Pope Francis deliberately mentioned Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day during his address to the U.S. Congress. This is a list of resources showing why.Learn more
Apr 19 2016
Resources provided as preparation for the June 14-16 annual province assembly of the Passionist Family of Holy Cross Province at St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center in Detroit, Michigan.Learn more
Feb 02 2016
Resources to learn about Palestine and Israel conflicts from a faith perspective.Learn more
Fr. Jim O'Shea acknowledges the pain of the abuse within the Church as expressed by those who suffered and he knows that full atonement and transparency is critical. At the same time, Fr. O'Shea offers some practical steps that should be taken by the Pope to create real changes in the underlying structure which must be faced to effect permanent changes.
Reconnect "began on a violence-drenched corner" of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New . Its goal is to create "an entry level economy for young men looking to change the course of their lives. Our mission is to offer employment that leads to renewed engagement of education, training and commitment to community leadership and service."
At the meeting of the Passionist Inter-provincial Councils, held at Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, Texas, from February 20-24, 2017, we have had the opportunity to examine more closely the way that our immigrant brothers and sisters suffer the annihilating effects of present policies. We recognize that there are millions of persons, not a faceless mass, but real men and women, especially young adults, who are suffering under deportation, and other millions who because they are Hispanic and Catholic in the U.S.A., are in subsistence circumstances, living in fear and uncertainty for their futures.
In January 2016, Fr. Rey Carvyn Ondap, C.P. was named Coordinator of the new formed JPIC Commission of the Passionist Asia Pacific Configuration. This young priest takes on a daunting role, but his energy, dedication, and his track record of activism all point to Fr. Rey’s ability to further the mission of the Passionist JPIC: “to “defend the rights of the most vulnerable and exploited sector of the society.” In this new position, Fr. Rey will take on many challenges in Philippine society, such as environmental destruction, banishment of indigenous peoples, and the violation of workers’ rights, especially farmers.
Alex has been working with at risk populations and people on the margins for over forty years. This passion is formed from the belief that "people can be changed by the love of Christ on the cross."
Throughout history these heroes— lay and religious, male and female, Christian and non-Christian— have stretched the very soul of humanity..