We often hear people talk about the "sin of racism. " Books and articles describe racism as America's original sin. We identify racism with events and actions like slavery or Jim Crow laws. But it's still corroding our nation.
I am a white American male with a college degree and a career, and I was blessed to be raised in a loving, Catholic home by parents who valued education, hard work, and faith. Apart from a few speeding tickets,
The main center for Covenant House, the largest youth shelter in the world, is housed in a timeworn building in Midtown Manhattan. It's hardly noticeable near the hubbub of the Port Authority, New York City's bus station.
This year has been all about courage and change. Facing a new coronavirus with no vaccine or cure, we now see its ripples spreading unemployment and economic insecurity for millions and upending the education of a whole generation.
Long associated as a symbol of respite, shelter, and nourishment, an oasis serves as a spiritual metaphor as well as a place of spiritual rejuvenation. With that symbol in mind and energized with the Franciscan spirit, Brother David Buer, OFM,
We are Franciscan Media, a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province. We strive to inspire a loving world that embraces the Franciscan spirit of harmony, joy, and simplicity. May our resources renew your spirit as we share God’s love in the spirit of St. Francis.