‘To love is to give yourself away’: Q-and-A with Mirya Muñoz-Roach

Mirya Muñoz-Roach is the first woman executive director in the 100-year history of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle-King County, which helps meet the urgent needs of our neighbors, including assistance with rent, utilities and food. She attended Catholic schools growing up in Puerto Rico and has served in lay pastoral ministry in Michigan and as a lay ecclesial minister in the Archdiocese of Seattle. The mother of three, who joined St. Vincent de Paul as a volunteer in 2010 and became a staff member in 2012, is now leading the organization into its second century of service to the poor.

The miracle of Pentecost shows us the way: A reflection on rising above racism

“Racism is not merely one sin among many; it is a radical evil that divides the human family and denies the new creation of a redeemed world. To struggle against it demands an equally radical transformation, in our own minds and hearts as well as in the structure of our society.”

U.S. Catholic bishops, Brothers and Sisters to Us, 1979