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What will you be thankful for this Thanksgving?

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and...

Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice

This past weekend eighteen Canisius students, 4 campus ministers, and 3 Canisius alumni attended the Ignatian Family Teach In in Washington D.C. along with hundreds of others from Jesuit high schools and universities across the country.  The Teach In is a social...

After I Pick the Fruit: What do we do now?

Last night, a group of students, professors and jesuit priests came gathered  in Old Main 303 to watch the screening of “After I Pick The Fruit” a movie directed by Nancy Ghertner that follows the lives of five migrant farworker women over a ten year time...

According to the World Food Programme, 842 Million (1 in 8) people in the world do not eat enough to be healthy. One in six children in developing countries (roughly 100 million) is underweight. One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries,...

All Saints’ day and Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and people are getting ready to celebrate it. Many plan way ahead of time to get the perfect costume, make up, or mask. Children wait anxiously for October 31st, being that is the only day of the year where you can stuff yourself...

Monseñor Óscar Romero

Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador, El Salvador became the “bishop for the poor” in 1977.  After witnessing countless human rights violations in his country, he severed ties with the El Salvadorian government, as well as the conservative bishops that appointed...

POVERTY USA: Ending the cycle

Today, more than 46 million people in America are living below the poverty line, far more than the population of our largest state. This is POVERTY USA, our largest state. One in six Americans currently lives in poverty and even worse one in five children live under...

Catholic Approach to Climate Change

Pope John Paul II deemed St. Francis of Assisi the patron saint of those who promote ecology.  Our current Pope Francis took his name since he shares St. Francis’ passion for caring for God’s creation.  Catholic Social Teaching tells us that caring for God’s creation...

Respect Life

Life is the one thing that’s always there, and we should never be denied that right. Suicide, execution, war, abortion and other actions disrespect the basic right that all humans are born with, the right to Life.However, in many countries including the U.S. the right...

Fall Call for Immigration Reform

This summer while visiting my grandma I heard her and my aunt talking about immigration after watching the news. They argued that the government was letting too many people come in and steal the jobs of many Americans. I found this surprising since my entire family...