Monday, February 24, 2014

CRS Rice Bowl: There's an app for that!

Lent is just around the corner and, this year, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites us to download the CRS Rice Bowl Mobile App and/or sign up for weekly reflections via e-mail during Lent.  Click here to go to the CRS Rice Bowl site for more information.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

World Day of Social Justice

In 2007, the UN General Assembly proclaimed February 20 as World Day of Social Justice.  Click here to learn more about this day.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Advocacy: Sustainable Medicare

We have been asked by Sister Mary Joan to share the following with you:

Right now, Congress is working on legislation to replace a flawed Medicare physician payment methodology – called the Sustainable Growth Rate or "SGR" – with a payment system that rewards quality and value.  Repealing the SGR and shifting Medicare payment to a reimbursement system that rewards high-quality, efficient providers is important.  Congress should not, however, "pay for" the cost of fixing the flawed physician payment system by merely making additional payment cuts to other Medicare providers.  More cuts will have serious repercussions, including reduced patient access to necessary health services and weakened ability for hospitals to serve as economic engines in their communities.

Click here for more information provided by Trinity Health and for the ability to send a letter to government officials regarding this issue, should you choose to do so.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Follow Up: Candlelight Vigil

On Wednesday, January 29, the Candlelight Vigil to End Human Trafficking was held at the Xavier Center chapel on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ.  At the vigil, Sister Katie Hamm, SC, of LifeWay Network reflected on Isaiah 58: 7-10, “Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,” and “sharing your bread with those enslaved.”  Here are some photos (not owned by this blog) from the event: