October 2011 Newsletter

October 3, 2011

October 2011 | Vol. 4 Issue 11

Light and Color

In Fiji, one gets many chances to join in the rituals and merriment of the festivals of other religions, particularly that of Hinduism. Out of respect, I try to accept all such any invitations, hoping to understand my Hindu friends better and see what links there might be with my own faith.

Light and Color >>

The Way

I first met Martin Sheen the famous actor in 1993 thereabouts when he came to the PREDA center to attend the Sunday Mass and see the work of the charity that saves children from abusers, brothels and prisons. Martin Sheen is a devout Catholic dedicated to living out his faith for the cause of human rights, social justice and peace. He is lauded as one of the best character actors in the world.

The Way >>

New Interns

Please welcome our new group of interns, working with us from September to December. Our interns learn to share in our mission of advocating for social justice issues and exploring the legislative process through the lens of their faith. Every term, our interns learn what it means to cross borders – of culture, language, ideas, and understanding. This fall, many of our interns come to us having already learned about crossing some of these borders. Simply by their presence, we will witness the multi-cultural nature of mission.

New Interns >>

For the People

For the people who

love our church or basically

the faith we have been given, I write

out of my own hurt.

Though I belong willingly

I find I now utterly reject
the malignant tumor of power

I grew up in that turned…

For the People >>

Upcoming CCAO Events

October 6: Internship Fair at The Catholic University of America

October 7: Tar Sands Rally in Washington, D.C.

October 16: World Food Day

October 17: The CCAO will welcome our new Outreach Associate – Brian Radziwill

October 25: Fr. Bill Brunner visits the CCAO

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