“It’s Just Jesus!”: Why this young latina stays Catholic and works for justice | S3E4
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1M ago
Ana Ruiz is a young immigrant from Mexico who has spent most of her life directly or indirectly serving in ministry. Her earliest memory is at a retreat center where her parents served as marriage encounter leaders. Fast forward to today, she has recently graduated from Georgetown University where she majored in culture and politics and minored in theology and german and was the vice president of Catholic Women at Georgetown, a campus court of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She has interned at multiple well-known Catholic organizations such as the Catholic Labor Network and the USCCB ..read more
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Remembering the motherland: The complicated nature of passing on your roots to the next generation with Cecilia Flores | S3E3
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
2M ago
In today’s interview, you will meet Cecilia Flores. Cecilia is the daughter of Filipino immigrants and has spent 15 years working with communities of faith to address issues of poverty and injustice in the US and in Central America. In our conversation, we speak about her missionary experience in Honduras, what we really mean by the phrase “meet people whey they are at”, the importance of remembering her motherland, culture and how that intersects with social justice, her experience as a first-generation American, raising intercultural kids, unity, and much more!  Building a common langua ..read more
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What immigrants give up in order to fit in, the importance of names, and anti-racism with Alex Quezada | S3E2
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
3M ago
In this month's episode, you will meet Alex Quezada. Alex serves as Hispanic Ministry Coordinator at St. John Paul II Catholic Parish in Kankakee Illinois. Alex has also been working as Relief & Development Coordinator at the office for Human Dignity in the Diocese of Joliet since 20019. As an immigrant from Mexico, Alex works to promote social justice for all following the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Given our shared cultural identities, we talked a lot about the immigrant experience but also touch on racial justice in the black community as well. We talked about the importanc ..read more
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Reconciling Social Sin and Practicing Social Justice at Home with Tom Ulrich | S3E1
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
4M ago
In today’s episode, I speak with Tom Ulrich. Tom Ulrich has over 40 years of professional experience in assisting faith communities and national organizations develop their social justice ministry efforts. Tom is the author of two books: Parish Social Ministry: Strategies for Action. (2001) and recently released ‘On Earth As It Is In Heaven’ - Organizing Social Justice Ministry in Faith Communities: A model that works. (2021). We cover the main themes and topics of his most recent book, of course, but we also touch on his own upbringing as a Catholic and how he was introduced to Catholic Socia ..read more
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SPECIAL: Looking at the immigrant issue through two different lens with Father Pete Neeley, SJ and Deacon Felix Garcia
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
6M ago
It's the end of season 2! Check out this special episode featuring two clergies who share their different but complimentary perspectives on the immigration issue. Included in this episode is an apology/explanation for being MIA the past two months! Have feedback? Send your thoughts and recommendations here: https://bit.ly/reclaimingsjfeedback --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reclaimingsj/message ..read more
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Everyone deserves to live free of aggressive violence with Molly Sheahan | S2E9
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
9M ago
In this episode, I speak with Molly Sheahan. Molly is the Associate Director for Life and Family Advocacy at the California Catholic Conference. She has an extensive lobbying portfolio, including legislative and grassroots advocacy on pro-life policy, foster care, human trafficking, domestic violence, bioethics, disability rights, end-of-life care, and the death penalty. Molly speaks nationally on human dignity concerns, and her writings have appeared in The Public Discourse, Angelus News, Grotto Network, Rehumanize International, and other publications. She is also the founder of We Are Pro-l ..read more
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How Immigrants Can Identify with the Crucified AND Resurrected Jesus with Jaqueline Romo | S2E8
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
10M ago
In this episode, I speak with Jaqueline Romo, a Chicago-based Latina young adult catholic who combines her artistic skills with her faith and developed the artwork of “The Passion of the Monarca Migrante”, which is a contemporary interpretation of the stations of the cross that uses the monarch butterfly, a symbol of the resilience and resistance of the migrant communities, to depict Jesus on the stations of the Cross in his Passion. Jacqueline has inspired many young adults and members of Academia with her artistic and theological work. The original artwork is permanently displayed outside th ..read more
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Celebrating Women and Salvadoran Martyrs of Faith and Justice with Lia Salinas | S2E7
Reclaiming Social Justice
by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
11M ago
This episode was recorded and is being released during women’s history month so we talk about influential women from her life, the blessings and challenges she has experienced as a woman in the church, and more broadly the role of women in the church. In the month of March we also solemnly remember and celebrate the lives of Blessed Rutilio Grande and Saint Oscar Romero, both martyrs from El Salvador, so we talk a bit about them and the impact their stories have on Salvadorans today.  Snippet from the show "If you don't see women sitting at the table...invite them in. Look around you."&nb ..read more
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BONUS: Good News People with Abby Causey
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
Learn about the Good News People, a small-group process of prayer, reflection, and action coming to St Anthony this Easter. Not a member of St Anthony? This episode might still be interesting to you because it deals with questions of our time like: Where are all the families? Why aren't they coming back? What can we do to attract them back to the church? Registration form to sign up for Good News People at St Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard: https://forms.gle/zbyqyJHPcQfjsn3ZA --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reclaimingsj/message ..read more
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A Not So Unusual Story Of a Black Man in the Church with Bishop Fernand Cheri |S2E6
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by Catholic Social Teaching Podcast
1y ago
Hear the not so unusual story of a black man in the church. Auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, the most reverend Fernand Cheri, joins the podcast to share his lived experiences of racism in the seminary as well as the parish. He describes specific moments of crisis he has gone through in his ministry. Such as when he was refused ordination and the time he was ousted from a parish for bringing “strangers” to the church. He also talks about the difficulties of obedience and the power of trusting in God’s providence. Snippet from the show "I'm a priest today not because of the seminary. I think I'm ..read more
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