legal ministry

Our first nationwide Thanksgiving was proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.”  Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday during the civil war through a powerful proclamation. Thanksgiving has…

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dad

Happy father’s day.  Originally rooted in honoring St. Joseph, Jesus’s earthly father, in the 1500’s by the Catholic Church, an official recognition did not come in the United States until 1972 when signed into law by Richard Nixon.  Why celebrate?  I believe at the core of every man beats a heart for justice.  A heart…

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DCFS

by Nancy Allen, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Gospel Justice Initiative My hometown of Crystal Lake recently experienced one of the worst injustices of all—the abuse that led to the death of an innocent child. Crystal Lake recently ranked 10th in the U.S. as one of the “Best Small Cities in the Country” based on quality…

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campaign

Tuesday is #Giving Tuesday.  Why wait?  Give now before you forget. Give now Some ideas are worth continuing.  In 2012, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together and created a day to tap into the generosity of the American spirit.  And Giving Tuesday began. Six years later tens of thousands of…

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Dee Arnold – wife, mother of two, attorney at WillCounsel and volunteer – established and now serves at an Administer Justice site located in Saint Charles, Illinois at Christ Community Church. The clinic provides a wide range of services to meet the immediate and future needs of individuals facing civil legal matters, who are unable…

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rescue

Last week the world witnessed the courageous cave rescue of twelve members of the now-famous Wild Boars youth soccer team.  Here are three remarkable lessons for us. Lesson One:  The resilience of hope The day began full of promise.  Saturday, June 23 was Peerapat “Night” Sompiangjai’s 17th birthday.   While a Sponge Bob birthday cake and…

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children

Your blood should boil when you see children neglected and abused.  That same anger should be directed at the courts and congress who far too often do the same.  Here is guidance on how to courageously advance justice for children. 1. Be a good neighbor. 13 malnourished children were chained in a home in California. …

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