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Maria Fitzsimmons

About the Blogger

Maria Fitzsimmons is a Coordinator for the Office for Peace and Justice.

Blog posts by Maria Fitzsimmons

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2013

    Poverty Awareness Month: This January Let the Scales Fall from Our Eyes

    The Christmas season is coming to a close. Like the decorations and the festive gatherings, the generosity that permeates our hearts and minds during the Advent and Christmas Seasons is a welcome change of perspective. During Christmas, we act generously towards our family and friends, and we also seek to share generously with poor and marginalized people in our communities in special ways. If only the poverty and injustice that afflict us and our neighbors were as easily put away as the Christmas lights and nativity scenes.