Posts Tagged ‘convention’

Priest reminds GOP convention of Good Samaritan

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

A Catholic priest has reminded the Republican Party national convention in the United States of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Msgr Kieran Harrington delivered the invocation on the opening night of the convention in Cleveland on July 18. The prayer lasted three minutes. The prayer included a request for blessings and inspiration for the Read more

Defeat for Polish bishops on domestic violence convention

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Poland’s Catholic bishops have suffered a defeat with the approval by the nation’s president of an international convention combating violence against women. The Council of Europe convention creates the world’s first legal framework for curbing psychological and sexual violence. It also criminalises forced marriages, stalking, and female genital mutilation. President Bronislaw Komorowski signed a government Read more

US government urged to sign up to land mines ban

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Catholic bishops are calling on the United States government to join an international convention banning the use of land mines. The head of the US bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, Bishop Richard Pates, called on President Obama to show leadership by signing up to the 1997 Ottawa Convention. The bishop did this in Read more