Newsletters and Study Guides

Christian Service Coordinator
Grace Keane, OSF
Phone: (248) 243-0284

 Response to Charlottesville

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to yesterday’s violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Full statement follows: 

 “As we learn more about the horrible events of yesterday, our prayer turns today, on the Lord’s Day, to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets. Let us unite ourselves in the spirit of hope offered by the clergy, people of faith, and all people of good will who peacefully defended their city and country. 

We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-nazism. We stand with our sisters and brothers united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love’s victory over every form of evil is assured.  At Mass, let us offer a special prayer of gratitude for the brave souls who sought to protect us from the violent ideology displayed yesterday. Let us especially remember those who lost their lives.  Let us join their witness and stand against every form of oppression.”

Other Responses
Franciscan Action Network

Ignatian Spirituality Network

Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit


Please Note: A CS Library is located in the Christian Service Office.

A Holistic Vision of Human Flourishing

Refugees and Catholic Social Teaching

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Focus – Reforming Juvenile Justice in Michigan

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

Voice for Justice Oct 2015


Study Guides

The Issues-the Candidates and Your Vote

Please review the following Laudato Si study guides. You will notice that they vary in length and may be used individually or with a small group. If you have any questions or need assistance setting up a small group, finding a facilitator, or reserving a room at the parish, please contact the Christian Service Coordinator, Sr. Grace Keane at (248) 243-0258.

Laudato Si

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
On Care Group Reading Guide
On Care Discussion Guide
Study and Action Guide for Individuals and Small Groups

Reflections for Laudato Si Film Festival