As of the writing of this essay, the Democratic presidential primary is underway and the Louisiana Legislative session will begin on March 9. I considered writing about the necessity of doing our civic duty to vote. While this is true, I decided to go one-step further in how we discuss civic duty.
<p>Dr. Weishar reflects on Cardinal Ramazzini's visit to Mississippi.</p>
Early in his pontificate Pope Francis presented his vision of the Church in the world-- that of a “field hospital” for the wounded. In a 2013 interview with Jesuit journalist Antonio Spadaro, S.J., he said,
The Trump Administration’s capitulation to a Turkish invasion of Kurdish regions of Syria has begun to displace thousands of Kurdish civilians fleeing war’s destruction and death. They join more than 70 million refugees and internally displaced people fleeing for their lives worldwide.
Last month in this column  Fred Kammer, SJ, treated the four Jesuit universal preferences for the future of our ministries, noting that “preferences” are more inclusive than that other oft-used term “priorities,” which tend to exclude more than they include.