Faith

“I am convinced that we can make a difference” – Pope Francis in his address to congress

Today, history was made before our eyes as Pope Francis, the Holy See of Rome, was the first pontiff to address the U.S. Congress.  Using historical heroes to frame his talk, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, he addressed the current refugee crisis, immigration, care for creation, gun control, and… Continue reading “I am convinced that we can make a difference” – Pope Francis in his address to congress

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The World Meeting of Families Prayer

In case you are living under a rock and haven't heard yet, Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. this week!  Some members of the Cortina family will be traveling with Creighton to visit him in Philidelphia, PA.  He is coming to the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families, a conference focused on strengthening… Continue reading The World Meeting of Families Prayer

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Today, September 1st, is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Here is a web page of resources, which includes some ideas for what individuals and what communities might do to recognize this day. http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Environment/Day-of-Prayer.html Let us join our sisters and brothers around the world in praying that this gift of God’s creation… Continue reading World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

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Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

A Reflection by Loriana Harkey On Sunday, November 16, Creighton University hosted a Salvadoran dinner and film to inform and honor the Jesuits martyred in 1989 during the war in El Salvador. Before the film, everyone was provided a homemade Salvadoran meal by a family who owns a local restaurant here in Omaha that consisted… Continue reading Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

Faith, Justice

The Syria Series//A Prayer for Syria//Tony Homsy, SJ//

Tony Homsy is a Syrian Jesuit. He is currently a student at Creighton University in Omaha where he studies Digital Journalism and Computer Sciences. He wrote this prayer which was read today during a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Syria at St. John's Church. The text has been copied from The Jesuit Post.  Jesus, my friend,… Continue reading The Syria Series//A Prayer for Syria//Tony Homsy, SJ//

Faith, Justice

Finding the Courage to Forgive

"If we believe terrorists are past redemption, we should just rip up like 1/2 the NT because it was written by one." –Shane Claiborne A few weeks ago I heard a talk by Shane Claiborne. For those of you who don’t know, Shane is a peace activist who advocates for non-violence on a personal and… Continue reading Finding the Courage to Forgive

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A “Christian” Nation?

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want… Continue reading A “Christian” Nation?

Community, Faith, Justice

A Climate of Hospitality

We are called to set tables at which natural enemies gather. At these tables we make room for conversations that are off limits and often taboo in others contexts. We make room for "the least of these," and give them preferred seating. We explore theological and ministry perspectives that sometimes seem subversive to the status… Continue reading A Climate of Hospitality