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Srs. Mary Anne Powers and Patricia McCarthy will be attending the General Conference in Montreal from January 19th through 27th inclusive. Please pray for the meeting and safe travel for all involved.

PEACE & JUSTICE NEWS - Blessed Sacrament

There is encouraging news with regard to our Corporate Stand to abolish the Death Penalty. The graph gives us some very good news. In addition, executions have reached a 20-year low. Public opinion has been greatly influenced by the increasing number of exonerations of people on death row and the terrible accounts of “botched executions” in public media. Ironically, economics has played a role too. Death sentences are both costly and slow to implement because of the appeal process. Thank you for your response to calls for action on this issue. You are part of the cause for this good news. You might be interested in joining the Charter of Compassion whose founder, Karen Armstrong has said, “Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day."

Reply to William T. Cavanaugh’s essay, “Mourn the Dead Without Glorifying ‘Charlie Hebdo’”

After reading William T. Cavanaugh’s essay, “Mourn the Dead Without Glorifying ‘Charlie Hebdo’”, published in the Commonweal Magazine on January 13, 2015, Sister Katleen Deignan was moved to reply to the author.



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