Monday, March 26, 2012

Be a Saint!

Fr. Robert Barron, explaining sainthood and our call to holiness

Monday, March 12, 2012

PovertyCure Event

From the Office of Catholic Charities and Family Ministries, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

"We will be privileged to host Mr. Michael Miller, one of the co-founders of PovertyCure ( at the Catholic Center on Wednesday, March 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH WILL BE INCLUDED.
I would like to personally invite you to join us on March 14th.
Mr. Miller has been traveling the world for the past 2 years and would like to share his observations about possible solutions to poverty throughout the world and hear from those who have experience working directly with the poor. Mr. Miller is interested in adding to his own observations the observations and lessons learned from others in the United States who have real-life experience in ministry on the ground around the world.
I have invited the pastors and committee members of parishes that have parish twinning relationships, and our Catholic Charities agency directors. I thought that you council and board members would also be interested in participating in this conversation.
Would you please:
I hope that you will join us!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Kony 2012: From a Christian Perspective

In case you happen to lack Facebook, or just haven't checked it in the past week, you've missed out on the latest and greatest viral video campaign known as KONY 2012. (Skip this paragraph if you've seen the video) In short, this 28 minute video is a campaign to bring infamy to Joseph Kony, the guerrilla leader of the LRA, a rebel army group in central Africa responsible for incredible amounts of  violence, death, and displacement.  The LRA is responsible for the abduction of 30,000 children for purpose of sex slaves and child soldiers.  The campaign calls on people to make the name of Joseph Kony known worldwide, so that the policy-makers of the western world resolve a push for the arrest and prosecution of Joseph Kony.  The video is indeed impressive, and well made, and certainly moving.  However, even more impressive to me is the battle it caused.