Our Meetings with the Offices of Senator Van Hollen, Senator Cardin, Congressman Sarbanes, & Congressman Ruppersberger.
As people of faith committed to justice, we are called to be educated on issues, especially those that impact the most vulnerable in our society, and to then engage in civic life and advocate for just policies. Join us for Ignatian Family Advocacy Month where we will come together to advocate for more humane immigration and environmental policies.
On September 1, 2016, Pope Francis introduced a new work of mercy: care for our
common home. If the Church has acknowledged the traditional fourteen works of mercy
for over seven hundred years, why does this generation require a new one? In his 2015
encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis exhorts us to address what he calls the ecological
crisis: “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last
two hundred years” (LS 53).
We ask for the grace that is needed so that we may all come to respect and care for God’s creation. Laudato Si’ teaches us that everything is connected. In this pandemic year, we are again reminded how true this is. Let us commit ourselves to create a more just and sustainable world together. The earth cries out, and science tells us, that we have no time to waste. Our actions are more critical now than ever.
Periodically, the St. Ignatius Justice and Peace Environmental Justice Subcommittee will feature parishioners inspiring others with their commitment to our common home. This week we feature Tracie Allen.