breathe

“I can’t breathe”.  The cry of George Floyd echoed loudly across the nation this week.  Collectively we could not breathe as we watched another black man unjustly lose his life.  We must not allow the response of a few to overshadow the actions of many who are demanding change. Breathe Do you yearn to breathe…

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unexpected

Life is full of uncertainties.  The truth is none of us know what tomorrow may bring.   Two weeks ago our keynote speaker, Dr. Tony Evans experienced the unexpected in the sudden deterioration in the health of his wife, Lois.  As a result he was unable to come to Chicago and we began our Open the…

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access to justice

Two major reports demonstrate the startling reality of a lack of access to justice.  While the trends are disturbing, the opportunity to expand help and hope is greater. Justice and the Poor: A study of the present denial of justice to the poor In July, Harvard released a significant report on the legal system and…

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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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2018

Happy New Year!  Some of us are glad 2018 is coming to a close.  Others are sad to see it go.  Most wonder where it went as time hastens forward.  I want to take a moment to thank you for being part of a breakthrough year for justice. The 2018 breakthrough I am not referring…

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