Justice, Peace, & Care of Earth

  • STATEMENT ON VIRGINIA SHOOTING

    STATEMENT ON VIRGINIA SHOOTING

    November 23, 2022

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids STATEMENT ON SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA November 23, 2022, Grand Rapids, Michigan – How long, O Lord, will we have to say yet again that our hearts are heavy with the senseless killings and injuries resulting from gun violence? Our hearts are broken and our eyes weep for families […]

  • STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS

    STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS

    November 21, 2022

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING IN COLORADO SPRINGS November 21, 2022, Grand Rapids, Michigan – Our hearts are heavy and outraged yet again at another mass shooting resulting in five deaths and multiple injured – this one directed at the LBGTQ+ community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Saturday evening. We pray for those who were […]

  • A COP Primer

    A COP Primer

    November 8, 2022

    What is COP? The acronym COP stands for the Conference of the Parties, of which there are three: biodiversity*, climate change*, and desertification*. It is the highest-level decision-making forum of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and it serves as an annual gathering for governments to meet and discuss climate change. This […]

  • Digital Pilgrimage for UN Climate Conference COP27

    Digital Pilgrimage for UN Climate Conference COP27

    November 3, 2022

    Digital Pilgrimage for 2022 United Nations (UN) Climate Conference COP27 Click on the daily reflection to pray along with the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids and Dominicans around the world November 7- 19, 2022. COP 27 Introductions COP 27 November 6th Reflection COP 27 COP 27 November 7th Reflections COP 27 November 8th Reflections COP […]

  • Invite to Pray for United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27

    Invite to Pray for United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27

    November 3, 2022

    Please join us in prayer for a successful and positive outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference November 6 – 18. Commonly referred to as COP27, this 2022 conference is being held in Egypt, in the city of Sharm El Sheikh, November 6 to 18. “Sharm El Sheikh is Egyptian for the city of […]

  • Catholic Sisters of Michigan Statement Against Divisiveness of Elections

    Catholic Sisters of Michigan Statement Against Divisiveness of Elections

    November 3, 2022

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Statement of Leaders of Catholic Sisters of Michigan   November 3, 2022, Grand Rapids, Michigan – The elected leadership of six congregations of Catholic Sisters in Michigan issued the following statement, addressing the divisiveness of national elections.   We decry the violent divisiveness that is characterizing our upcoming national elections, threatening the […]

  • Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    Tree Planting at Marywood with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Dominican Sisters

    November 2, 2022

    Saturday, October 29 was the first of several planting session with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. With a 34-acre Campus at the corner of Fulton Street and Lakeside Drive in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids  have the potential to transform some of our spacious lawns into beautiful stands of trees. While […]

  • Wrenched and Wracked with the Passions of the Beatitudes

    Wrenched and Wracked with the Passions of the Beatitudes

    November 1, 2022

    Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints Hartford Catholic Worker November 1, 2022 Fr. Terrence Moran I’m always a little annoyed by the internet memes that appear on this feast that show a huge crowd of canonized saints who already have their propaganda machines and feast days. Today is not for them. Today is the […]

  • A Litany for Those Not Ready for Healing

    A Litany for Those Not Ready for Healing

    October 10, 2022

    Prayer Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular pain being felt in a […]

  • Laudato Si Video Series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy OP

    Laudato Si Video Series by Sr. Mary Catherine Fodrocy OP

    October 4, 2022

    Our Common Home & One Human Family Video Series includes 12 videos, each 3-5 minutes in length Video 1 – Introduction Video 2 – Dream a Path to a Better Future Video 3 – Integral Ecology Video 4 – Caretakers of Earth Video 5 – Doing Something About Plastic Video 6 – The Common Good […]