Jesuit university presidents from five institutions have joined twenty three other Catholic college and university colleagues who committed to fasting for comprehensive reform in solidarity with the national Fast for Families movement on Ash Wednesday. Fr. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. (Loyola University Chicago), Dr. Antoine Garibaldi (University of Detroit Mercy), Dr. Thayne McCulloh (Gonzaga University), Fr. Steve Privett, S.J. (University of San Francisco) and Fr. Kevin Wildes, S.J. (Loyola University New Orleans) will participate in the fast, which was coordinated by Faith in Public Life.
Jesuit Conference president Fr. Thomas Smolich, S.J. op-ed calls on Obama administration to immediately enact safeguards to protect migrant lives.
Our action to end hunger needs to go beyond prayer - we must also advocate. Despite the many resources we are blessed with in the U.S., there are still people experiencing hunger every day. In 2012, 49 million Americans (more than 1 in 7 Americans) struggled to put food on their tables. This figure includes 15.9 million children. Currently the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which assists those challenged by hunger is being targeted by budget cuts in Congress.