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Southern Poverty Law Center reported that it won justice for a group of Indian workers who suffered outrageous abuses in a labor trafficking scheme engineered by a Gulf Coast marine services company and its agents. After a seven-year legal battle – and a grueling four-week trial in New Orleans – a federal jury found that Signal International and its agents engaged in labor trafficking, forced labor, fraud, racketeering, false imprisonment and discrimination. The jury award was $14 Million!

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Third Sunday of Lent

Lenten Reflection~3rd Sunday of Lent

“Either we acknowledge that God is in all things, or we have lost the basis for seeing God in anything, including ourselves.”  --  R. Rohr

Pope Francis on his inauguration said that he chose Francis of Assisi because “for me, he is the man who loves and protects creation.  These days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?”

Carl Madingan, CND Associate from Mabou

 

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Third Sunday of Lent

Sr. Mary Ann Rossi lives in Norwalk, CT and has a long history with Associates in Rhode Island and presently with Associates in Stamford, CT. In her reflection, she emphasizes the central scriptural teaching of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal.

The Ten Commandments? Jesus’s anger in the Temple? OH NO! I was hoping for nice passages the comforting kind of readings that seems to lead me into prayer, not these! Then I remembered a faith-sharing experience with CND’s when I lived in Providence. A Sister reminded us that as Marguerite’s people we were surrounded by a reminder to live the GREAT Commandment to love God and to love one another. How blessed we were, she said, not only to be able to read the words of Scripture, but also to find the words in the Writings of Marguerite, AND to have them PUT TO MUSIC! but also to be able to SING them, well at least to listen to them put to music. (Visualize the cover of Sr. Kathleen Deignan’s album, AVE: SONGS OF THE Congregation of Notre Dame. It’s the fourth song!! “All that I have ever desired...”).

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