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~ St. Guido M. Conforti
SHARING CHRIST ACROSS FAITHS AND CULTURES
Xaverian Missionaries Celebrate Jubilee Year
Fr. Fernando Garcia SX, Superior General of the Xaverian Missionaries, explains the the Jubilee Year of the First Constitutions and Testament Letter which begins on July 2, 2020 and ends on July 2, 2021.
Beginning of the Xaverian Jubilee Year 2020 - 2021
Eucharistic celebration: Sanctuary of Saint Guido Maria Conforti
Read Fr. Fernando's homily here.
Rethinking the Coronavirus
Pope Francis explains why he sees Covid-19 as a potential turning point in history. Listen more . And still more.
Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of the Poor amid pandemic: We are all responsible.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, Pope Francis told Christians and people of goodwill that “until we revive our sense of responsibility for our neighbor and every person, grave economic, financial and political crises will continue.” Read more .
Building Together a Better World!

Fr. Alex Brai, a Xaverian Missionary in Thailand, tells us about our growing work there. It is a powerful story of hope and charity during this time of pandemic. Listen more.
I Missed You!
Breaking the bread and saying the blessing
During this time of lockdown, almost every day if not always, I go to the market. Then I cook some foods such as nilaga baboy, sinigang, bulalo, fried chicken, and spaghetti sometimes. The market becomes my favorite place because this is the only place where I could meet people, especially some of our parishioners. Perhaps, it would be exaggerated If I say, my life during this quarantine is like the one of Martha in the gospel.  Read more of Fr. Justine's blog from the Philippines..
Surveys for Youth
Catholic Young People leaving the Church
Fr. Carl Chudy SX is putting together a study on young Catholics leaving the church and the dynamics of their families that experience disaffiliation. He has launched a website where you can share your experiences. He hopes to add an ongoing conversation about this on the website, and material that would pertinent to the study.
You-COPE: Youth COVID-19 Response
University College London is conducting a study of  how young people 16-24 years old in the UK are being impacted by the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Prejudice and an African missionary priest in Thailand
Thailand is my second experience with an Asian country. Before coming here, I spent six years in the Philippines. I arrived in Thailand in February 2012 and just after few days, I discovered that it was not easy to be a black person in “the Land of Smiles”.
In fact, when my confrere — an Italian — and I went to meet a Thai priest who was in charge to introduce to us our jobs in Thailand, I remember that he greeted my Italian confrere with a welcoming smile and then looked at me and said, "I don’t like black people, they are bad people." Learn More .
Youth Leading the Way on Criminal Justice Reform
Young people are not “the problem,” but are at the center of solutions. They are leading in ways the world has never seen before – from taking to our streets demanding justice in the present moment to advocating against racially-biased criminal justice policies and practices that impact them more than others.
Visualizing Police Violence

African-American George Floyd tragically died whilst in police custody sparking a wave of unrest and protests in cities across the US. As with any societal issue, to understand the scale of police violence we must analyze and visualize data. See more .
Visualising Racism

Racism is this nation’s telltale heart beating ominously in the collective subconscious. From time to time we come to believe we have expiated and silenced it once and for all. But then it is back — changed, perhaps attenuated, but unmistakable. See more .
Mapping Civil Unrest in the United States (2000–2020)

Instances of civil unrest eventually leave the news cycle, and we rarely have the chance to examine the bigger picture or see where they fit within a nation-wide pattern. Learn more.
African American Voices

Center of Theological Inquiry member Leslie Wingard discusses her work rethinking domestic lives and economic inequalities by exploring how African American writers and visual artists imbue common symbols of labor such as washtubs, laundry baskets, and irons with greater spiritual and political resonance. Learn more .
A different perspective on white privilege

Have nonprofit and philanthropy become the “white moderate” that Dr. King warned us about? Learn more.
Black Lives Matter in South Africa

Why are South Africans not in the streets against police brutality like Americans are? It has less to do with the internet or middle classes. South Africans are captured by punitive logics. Learn more.
The trial of the murder of Jesuits and housekeepers in El Salvador
The trial for the killings of Ignacio Ellacuría, Ignacio Martín-Baró, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, Juan Ramón Moreno, Segundo Montes, and their housekeeper and her daughter, Elba Julia Ramos and Celina Maricet Ramos began on Monday, 8 June 2020. Criminal charges were read out, and evidence was presented, starting with the testimonies of the defendants and witnesses. Learn more.
Plastic Free July
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? Answer here.
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