Posts filed under Tom Vilsack

How real is American life?

I found myself lying awake last night thinking about agricultural subsidies, and how they affect our lives. This is a subject I am very ignorant of, and knew and thought nothing about before Monday. I took the picture below on Monday in the room next to the little chapel at the Catholic Multicultural Center on… (read more)

Is the Society of St Vincent de Paul influenced by LCWR Handbook condemned by the CDF?

[Important Update 5/22/12: I was grateful to be informed by Roger Playwin, Executive Director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in the United States, that the Society has not used the LCWR’s “Systems Thinking Handbook.” He says that the Society’s sources regarding “systemic change” include the Gospels, teachings of the Church “starting with… (read more)

The Miracle of the Multiplication of the Backpacks

I wrote before that I quite enjoy my volunteer job at “Vinnie’s Lockers” helping the homeless to store their belongings. There is one client, Maurice, who has been telling me happily about his small business plan to sell incense and scented oils on State Street, and asking for one of the backpacks we give out,… (read more)

Crisis pregnancy centers at the back of the bus

The Women’s Care Center is having an open house from 1-4pm on Saturday May 19th. I haven’t been there so this may be a good opportunity. This is the new crisis pregnancy center that has recently opened right next to the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic near MATC. The Catholic Herald has an announcement. It is… (read more)

Pray for the homeless

[note: pretty often people searching for prayers for the homeless land on this webpage. You may want to see also this post that includes a short prayer for the homeless. I also pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the structure of which already includes intercessions, making it easy to include daily prayer for the homeless,… (read more)

%d bloggers like this: