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  • Palm Sunday: King for a Day | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    the expectations of his disciples and those who accompanied him singing and waving palm branches King David has finally returned Jesus confronts the powers of the world But we do not remain in this moment Instead we read ahead almost to the end of the story and we kn ow what the week will bring What if we lingered longer on this day saturated with hope and possibility Jesus proceeds into Jerusalem in obedience to God Obedience involves deep listening to the guidance of God s presence within us where resistance gives way to receptivity trust and responsiveness Confronting the unjust use of power of any form involves courage hard work risk and sometimes the willingness to die We do not know where God will ask us to go in our lives We do not know what me might face when we put ourselves at God s disposal For me it has included life at a Catholic Worker house on the West Side of Chicago raising four children and three years at the nexus of power between the Holy See and the Obama Administration Challenging personal and social sin within ourselves and around us at whatever level of power requires the courage and hope of Palm Sunday as well as the strength of knowing that whatever comes the only power worth having is that which comes from God alone Reflection Questions What do you hope for at this time for our country and world What life decisions might God be calling you to discern during this Holy Week Can you give up resisting what God asks of you What risks have you taken to confront the unjust use of power against oppressed groups in our country About the Author Marian K Diaz is an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at

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  • Marian K. Diaz | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    and Peace Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Author Archive for mdiaz You are here Home Marian K Diaz About Marian K Diaz Marian K Diaz is an Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Loyola University Chicago Entries by Marian K Diaz Palm Sunday King for a Day March 19 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Marian K Diaz What if we lingered longer on this day saturated with hope and possibility Day 29 His Eye Is on the Sparrow March 8 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Marian K Diaz For the LORD comforts his people and shows mercy to his afflicted Comfort can be hard to come by amidst the struggle against racial injustice How can we even let ourselves feel a moment of God s comfort when so many struggle daily to survive let alone live free and vibrant lives Day 20 Working for Justice Amidst Suffering February 28 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Marian K Diaz Last Sunday on the way to mass at St Sabina on the South Side of Chicago with some students I reflected What today would make the Spirit burn within us the famous black preacher the powerful music a parishioner Receive ISN Updates Action Alerts Email Address First Name Issue Interests Environmental Justice Fair Trade Immigration Domestic Poverty Worker Rights Human Rights in Latin America From the ISN Blogs Nicaragua The Irony of Electric Trees April 19 2016 11 58 am DACA DAPA I stand with my brothers and sisters who are undocumented today April 18 2016 10 42 am Pope Francis In the Service of

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  • Day 39: St. Joseph is the Real “Quiet Man" | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    offered by St Joseph He ignores conventional mores and marries the pregnant Mary He never says a word in the Gospels He simply prayerfully follows the mysterious promptings of the Holy Spirit revealed to him in dreams He risks his life and acts to protect Mary and the baby Jesus Dare we dream of a new day for manhood Can we hear the cry of Spike Lee s Chi Raq Real men of all colors and ethnic groups must learn that real manhood is relational Many of our racial differences and prejudices are rooted in distorted and destructive ideas about what it is to be a real man Racism sexism and classism are the unholy trinity of our times Reflection Questions What does it mean to be a man View the provocative documentary The Mask You Live In Boys are taught that masculinity is defined by power athletic prowess and the ability to mask or ignore emotions Confusion and destructive myths about what constitutes true masculinity have reached crisis proportions among our boys and young men Young males are much more likely to act out in ways self destructive to communally destructive Boys are much more likely to be in trouble in school and with the police more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs and much more likely to complete suicide What does it mean to be a father Joseph was Jesus foster dad We need real men to step up and assume responsibilities for parenting children and supporting mothers We need real men to create and maintain with women relations of mutuality equality and respect About the Author Fr Rick Malloy S J is the author of A Faith that Frees Catholic Matters for the 21st Century and Being on Fire Top Ten Essentials of Catholic Faith He is the University Chaplain at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania Follow him on Twitter at FrMalloy Facebook 447 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 447 Tags Lent2016 racial justice http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 7835794874 79bacfb1a6 o jpg 2736 3648 Fr Rick Malloy SJ http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Fr Rick Malloy SJ 2016 03 18 16 00 40 2016 03 17 10 21 12 Day 39 St Joseph is the Real Quiet Man You might also like What Is This Hope Day 22 Questioning a Theology of Possession Day 19 The Cloud Over All Of Us Day 33 Throwing Stones Gaining Votes Day 31 In the Presence of Enemies Day 15 Reach Out Your Hand Reimagining Tradition Solidarity at Georgetown University s Christmas Tree Lighting Day 38 Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd 3 replies Karen says March 19 2016 at 7 27 am I m glad that the problem of sexism is discussed in today s post I have been concerned about the conspicuous absence of sexism being discussed I notice however there is no acknowledgement of the severe and pervasive problem of sexism in the church

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  • Fr. Rick Malloy, SJ | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Author Archive for rmalloy You are here Home Fr Rick Malloy SJ About Fr Rick Malloy SJ Fr Rick Malloy S J is the author of A Faith that Frees Catholic Matters for the 21st Century and Being on Fire Top Ten Essentials of Catholic Faith He is the University Chaplain at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania Follow him on Twitter at FrMalloy Entries by Fr Rick Malloy SJ Day 39 St Joseph is the Real Quiet Man March 18 2016 3 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Fr Rick Malloy SJ March 17 is a time to watch yet again John Wayne and Maureen O Hara in The Quiet Man an overly idealized view of 1920s Ireland Day 12 Second Sunday of Lent Transfiguration Jesus is all Colors February 20 2016 1 Comment in Lift Every Voice by Fr Rick Malloy SJ In the Transfiguration Jesus appears dazzlingly as all colors White light is a mixture of all colors His disciples saw him for who and what he really was and is Jesus is all colors Jesus speaks with Moses and Elijah something like a presidential candidate being visited by George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr A theophany thunders This is my beloved Son Listen to him Receive ISN Updates Action Alerts Email Address First Name Issue Interests Environmental Justice Fair Trade Immigration Domestic Poverty Worker Rights Human Rights in Latin America From the ISN Blogs Nicaragua The Irony of Electric Trees April 19 2016 11 58 am DACA DAPA I stand with my brothers and sisters who are undocumented today April 18 2016 10 42 am

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  • Day 38: Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Voice Day 38 Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd Day 38 Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd March 17 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Lucas Sharma SJ Facebook 55 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 55 Today s Mass Readings In John s Gospel directly preceding today s reading Jesus says My sheep hear my voice I know them and they follow me Enter our reading The people in charge have had enough it s time to stone Jesus because he s chosen to cast his lot with the out crowd the marginalized members in the community He stands with the poor not with the power and authority of the dominant oppressor Do we stand with those who have been excluded from society Image source http bit ly 1pNFdRm I work at a dialysis unit in the Bronx meeting with patients struggling through their dialysis treatment None of them are white All of them are poor They ve played the game of life with structural disadvantages and discrimination at every checkpoint Now dependent on a machine for life they exclaim the presence of Jesus who rescues who continues to cast his lot with them Sitting with them I can t help but wonder who I am in the story More times than not I m the one throwing the stone making their burdens worse My judgments and prejudices remain hidden from sight yet I m haunted by my privilege I m the one who needs them it s not the other way around While they try to prolong death with one more dialysis treatment I m called to conversion to hear his voice amidst a hope that eludes my privilege I m called to stand where Jesus is standing For as Jesus knew so intimately it is when I stand with the out crowd that I m one step closer to the Kingdom of God Reflection Questions Who do I stand with in my community Where do I cast my lot Who do I direct stones at in my community How do my brothers and sisters facing discrimination and racial injustice call me to conversion How am I invited to help build the Kingdom of God About the Author Lucas Sharma SJ is a Jesuit Scholastic of the U S West Coast Jesuits Originally from Olympia WA Lucas currently studies philosophy and Spanish at Fordham University He is passionate about puppies and General Hospital Facebook 55 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Twitter 55 Tags Lent2016 racial justice http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 491686117 6b327f3adf b jpg 700 1024 Lucas Sharma SJ http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Lucas Sharma SJ 2016 03 17 16 00 13 2016 03 18 16 54 42 Day 38 Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd You might also like Day 11 Lord Who is My Enemy Day 23 Separate Unequal and Hostile Day 26 The Challenge of New Creation A Letter

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  • Lucas Sharma, SJ | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    Priority Issues Immigration U S Policy Toward Central America Environmental Justice Criminal and Juvenile Justice Additional Resource Topics Racial Justice Fair Trade Human Trafficking Capital Punishment Socially Responsible Investing War and Peace Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador Jesuit Martyrs of the 21st Century Pope Francis Jesuit Social Justice Blessed Oscar Romero Churchwomen of El Salvador Faith and Justice Quotes Additional Organizing and Education Resources DONATE Search Author Archive for lsharma You are here Home Lucas Sharma SJ About Lucas Sharma SJ Lucas Sharma SJ is a Jesuit Scholastic of the U S West Coast Jesuits Originally from Olympia WA Lucas currently studies philosophy and Spanish at Fordham University He is passionate about puppies and General Hospital Entries by Lucas Sharma SJ Day 38 Casting My Lot with the Out Crowd March 17 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Lucas Sharma SJ Today s Mass Readings In John s Gospel directly preceding today s reading Jesus says My sheep hear my voice I know them and they follow me Enter our reading The people in charge have had enough it s time to stone Jesus because he s chosen to cast his lot with the out crowd the marginalized members in the Receive ISN Updates Action Alerts Email Address First Name Issue Interests Environmental Justice Fair Trade Immigration Domestic Poverty Worker Rights Human Rights in Latin America From the ISN Blogs Nicaragua The Irony of Electric Trees April 19 2016 11 58 am DACA DAPA I stand with my brothers and sisters who are undocumented today April 18 2016 10 42 am Pope Francis In the Service of Solidarity With Refugees April 16 2016 9 14 am We are all American April 8 2016 9 25 am News from the Network Jesuit Social Ministry Leaders from Across Americas Gather

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  • Lift Every Voice: A Lenten Journey Toward Racial Justice | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Andrés Arteaga 2016 03 12 16 25 49 2016 03 13 14 24 53 Day 33 Throwing Stones Gaining Votes Day 32 Taking the Risk March 11 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Mario Powell SJ Are you willing to totally give yourself to Jesus and to his gospel message Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 3475219722 2aec14894d b jpg 621 1024 Mario Powell SJ http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Mario Powell SJ 2016 03 11 16 00 30 2016 03 11 22 23 34 Day 32 Taking the Risk Day 31 In the Presence of Enemies March 10 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by ISN Staff Certainly Martin Luther King Jr was no stranger to enemies When he delivered his famous I ve Been to the Mountaintop speech to a sweaty overcrowded church in Memphis on April 3rd 1968 he was in a precarious state Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 Untitled design png 600 800 ISN Staff http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png ISN Staff 2016 03 10 23 54 18 2016 03 11 08 59 30 Day 31 In the Presence of Enemies Day 30 Speaking Your Truth to Power March 9 2016 1 Comment in Lift Every Voice by Katheryn Crawford LMSW Reflecting on today s readings I am reminded of how many voices and how many truths are silenced and devalued in our society Throughout history marginalized and oppressed individuals and communities have been silenced and made to feel invisible As a woman of color my voice has been silenced more often than not my experience has been dismissed and my truth has frequently not been heard or acknowledged Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 3161536323 6b2cd8873e o e1457554618691 jpg 1885 3129 Katheryn Crawford LMSW http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Katheryn Crawford LMSW 2016 03 09 15 47 21 2016 03 09 16 24 47 Day 30 Speaking Your Truth to Power Day 29 His Eye Is on the Sparrow March 8 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Marian K Diaz For the LORD comforts his people and shows mercy to his afflicted Comfort can be hard to come by amidst the struggle against racial injustice How can we even let ourselves feel a moment of God s comfort when so many struggle daily to survive let alone live free and vibrant lives Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 9442134080 ecdafd1604 h jpg 900 1600 Marian K Diaz http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Marian K Diaz 2016 03 08 17 12 24 2016 03 09 09 23 11 Day 29 His Eye Is on the Sparrow Day 28 An

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  • Lift Every Voice: A Lenten Journey Toward Racial Justice | Ignatian Solidarity Network
    not a little overwhelming to this white reader and citizen Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 01 Downtown cincinnati 2010 kdh jpg 800 1200 Christopher Pramuk PhD http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Christopher Pramuk PhD 2016 03 02 16 00 23 2016 03 02 14 37 54 Day 23 Separate Unequal and Hostile Day 22 Questioning a Theology of Possession March 1 2016 1 Comment in Lift Every Voice by Jeannine Hill Fletcher White America s interpretation of today s reading has rendered it a text of terror with destruction in its wake The idea that you may live and may enter in and take possession of the land which the LORD the God of your fathers is giving you Deut 4 1 provided scriptural warrant for Christians to claim the land that would become the United States This presumably God given blessing provided powerful symbolic justification for conquest echoing throughout Christian reasoning to dispossess First Nations peoples and build America as a white Christian nation Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 03 4tear44b jpg 480 640 Jeannine Hill Fletcher http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Jeannine Hill Fletcher 2016 03 01 16 00 53 2016 03 01 15 25 58 Day 22 Questioning a Theology of Possession Day 21 The Power to Heal February 29 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Wanda Scott We can all agree that America is in need of race reconciliation But how do we begin to heal from our past I believe it requires three important actions that we can take from today s reading First by acknowledging the sins of our past and present We fall short if we only acknowledge the history of racism in America We must also acknowledge the current structures of racism including police brutality violence against minorities under resourced schools inadequate and hazardous access to natural resources and disproportionate rates of unemployment It is also crucial to recognize white privilege and acknowledge that one s skin color has afforded opportunities or access that is withheld from others Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 02 healing 668178 960 720 jpg 640 960 Wanda Scott http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04 ISN Color Transparent Large png Wanda Scott 2016 02 29 16 54 01 2016 02 29 17 05 13 Day 21 The Power to Heal Day 20 Working for Justice Amidst Suffering February 28 2016 0 Comments in Lift Every Voice by Marian K Diaz Last Sunday on the way to mass at St Sabina on the South Side of Chicago with some students I reflected What today would make the Spirit burn within us the famous black preacher the powerful music a parishioner Read more http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2016 02 24471829342 824cb34a27 z jpg 427 640 Marian K Diaz http ignatiansolidarity net wp content uploads 2013 04

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