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Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 21, 2015

Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 21, 2015

Today’s show explores the refugee work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the CRS Rice Bowl program, and current local grant opportunities ranging from $500 to $5,000 in the Diocese of San Diego which are derived from the 25% of CRS Rice Bowl proceeds given to dioceses.  Guests include: Rod Valdivia, Chancellor of the Diocese of San Diego, Caroline Brennan, Senior Communications Officer with the CRS Global Humanitarian Response Team, and Maria Arroyo, Relationship Manager with Catholic Relief Services for the Dioceses of Orange and San Diego.  Topics discussed with guests include:

  • The plight of refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War,
  • The world-wide efforts of CRS during national and regional crisis,
  • Accessing the grant process for local food insecurity alleviation efforts in the Diocese of San Diego, and
  • Questions about national security in regard to the influx of refugees coming from Syria and Iraq.
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Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 14, 2015

Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 14, 2015

Today’s show explores Ignatian Spirituality and its relationship to Justice.  Guests include, in studio, Fr. John Auther, S.J., Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego and Fr. Peter Gyves, S.J.  Topics discussed with guests include:

  • Former medical career of Fr. Gyves and his entry into the Jesuit Community,
  • Fr. Auther’s life-long interest in detention ministry and restorative justice,
  • Ignatian Spirituality and its call to engage with the marginalized,
  • The program, A Faith that does Justice, newly established at Our Lady of Guadalupe, and
  • The promotion of a retreat in the tradition of Ignatian Spirituality on November 6 and 7, 2015, on the USD Campus, Awaken to a New Way of Living Your Faith, offered by Fr. Gyves.
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Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 7, 2015

Setting Things Right Podcast for Oct. 7, 2015

Today’s show explores the Fair Trade Movement. Guests include, in studio, Anne Pacheco of St. Martin of Tours, Evangely Aliangan-Ward of Around the World Gifts, Antoine Didienne of Vavavida.com, and Jude Paganelli of Fair Trade Decor in Del Mar. Topics discussed with guests include:

  • An in-depth explanation of Fair Trade,
    How fair trade is being mainstreamed by a growing number of retailers and wholesalers,
  • How Anne Pacheco spearheaded efforts to have St. Martin of Tours Parish designated a Fair Trade Congregation and La Mesa, California, designated a Fair Trade Town,
  • How to find fair trade products, and
  • Find the show’s guests at: www.vavavida.com, www.aroundtheworldgifts.biz, and www.fairtradedecor.com.
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