Justice and Peace Issues
In preparation for Easter, Lent has traditionally been a season of prayer, fasting and abstinence and self-sacrifice. Here are some resources to help you observe this holy season in new and creative ways.
Laudato Si ~ 2020 is the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’. Fr. Terrence Moran offers “Living A Laudato Si Lent” a calendar with some very do-able prayers/practices for each day. Click here to download the calendar.2020 Laudato Si Lent
Global Catholic Climate Movement offers Lenten Reflection 2020: Repenting of Ecological Sin and Cultivating Ecological Virtues and invites us to reflect on sins and virtues each week of Lent.
Laudato Si’ reminds us that “the ecological crisis is . . . a summons to profound interior conversion . . . which entails the recognition of our errors, sins, faults and failures, and leads to heartfelt repentance and desire to change.” (217- 218) At the recent Synod on the Amazon, ecological sin was defined “as an action or omission against God, against one’s neighbour, the community and the environment.” Click here to download a pdf file of the weekly reflection.GCCM Lent 2020 Resource
Network, Advocates for Justice Inspired by Catholic Sisters invites us to become “Spirit-Filled Voters” linking our Faith with the upcoming Presidential and congressional elections. Use this link to sign up to receive weekly messages: https://networklobby.org/lent/
Ignatian Solidarity Network challenges us to participate in a Lenten Food Waste Fast. Click on the link below to sign up to receive weekly updates with pointers for living a food-waste-free life as well as opportunities to pray and advocate on the issue of food waste.https://ignatiansolidarity.net/ignatian-carbon-challenge/lenten-food-waste-fast/