Posts Tagged ‘congress’

200 theologians call for fundamental changes in Church

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Two hundred theologians have declared that reform of the Roman Curia must be widened to become reform of the whole Church. The theologians, from throughout the world, issued a declaration at the end of a theological congress in Germany earlier this month. The title of the gathering in Munich was “Opening the Council – Theology Read more

US grassroots leaders lobby Vatican ahead of Pope visit

Friday, June 12th, 2015

American community organisers and union leaders have met Vatican officials to help encourage Pope Francis address social issues when he visits the US. They are hoping Pope Francis will discuss such issues when he meets President Barack Obama and addresses the US Congress in September. The issues raised include immigration reform, economic injustice for low-wage Read more

Pope Francis likely to discomfort politicians in US visit

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Pope Francis is likely to touch on several topics that could well cause discomfort to US politicians when he speaks there later this year. In September, the Pope will address a joint session of the US Congress and Senate, being the first Roman pontiff to do so. What Francis might say on that occasion was Read more

Pope Francis to address joint meeting of US Congress

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Pope Francis is to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress on September 24 in Washington, DC. House speaker John Boehner announced the “historic visit” by Francis. This will be the first time a Pope has addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Francis will speak to members of the US Senate and House Read more

Catholic academics push for US immigration reform

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The presidents of more than a third of the 244 Catholic universities and tertiary colleges in the United States have called on Congress to pass immigration reform, saying the current treatment of immigrants is “morally indefensible”. The 93 presidents have appealed directly to all 163 Catholic members of Congress, many of whom are graduates of Read more

Transition of power in China ‘bodes well’ for Christians

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The once-in-a-decade transition of power in China, at the recent congress of the Chinese Communist Party, bodes well for Christians, according to the president of a Hong Kong-based information resource. “There’s a lot going on,” says Brent Fulton. “But … if political reform is able to move ahead, it should bode well for the Church. Read more