Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Nuclear disarmament: religion is key say Nobel Prize alumni

Monday, November 13th, 2017

There is a major role for faith-based groups to help create a nuclear weapon-free world, Nobel Prize winners said at a nuclear disarmament summit at the Vatican last week. They suggested faith groups could use their ability to mobilise people and public opinion, and lay out the moral and spiritual case for disarmament. The Nobel Read more

Talk: reduce North Korea-US tension

Monday, November 6th, 2017

“We need to open the dialogue” to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States, says  Stephen Colecchi. Colecchi is the director of the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace. He was one of three panelists at a Georgetown University forum discussing the issue. “The only way to open up the relationship Read more

Anti-Catholicism: the last acceptable prejudice in America

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Anti-Catholicism has been called “the last acceptable prejudice.” Tragically, it was on display at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated to be a federal appellate judge. Barrett, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, is a constitutional law expert who has clerked for appellate and Supreme Court judges. She is Read more

Catholic church seeks to stop US-North Korea conflict

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Vatican’s former representative to the United Nations says Pope Francis is closely following the situation between the United States and North Korea. The two countries are trading insults, with North Korea threatening to send four missiles into the sea off Guam, as a response to President Donald Trump’s escalating rhetoric. “The only way forth Read more

Religious groups and Trump’s climate change

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Religious groups are reacting strongly to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. The United States is now one of three nations – the others are Syria and Nicaragua – not committed to the voluntary restrictions outlined in the agreement. Many worry about the effect Trump’s Read more

Insights about the newly ordained

Monday, May 29th, 2017

A survey of 444 newly ordained priests in the United States shows they were closely connected to the church when they were growing up. The survey run by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University shows most of the new priests went to Catholic schools. Family example is another important factor Read more

First US martyr recognised

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The first US martyr, Father Stanley Rother from the Oklahoma City diocese, has been recognised by Pope Francis. He was murdered in 1981 in a Guatemalan village where he ministered to the poor. Read more   Related Posts:Devasahayam, the martyr who preached the equality of Dalits,…Pope pledges to continue being a ‘pest’ in defence of Read more

Catholic groups write John Kerry to urge US scrutiny of Honduran activist’s death

Friday, March 18th, 2016

At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling for a change in U.S. policy toward assistance in the region. In an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the organizations demanded a proper investigation into a crime that has captured international attention Read more

Sisters’ networks breaking the human trafficking cycle

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Crystal was 13 years old when she met her pimp. Of course, she didn’t think of him as a pimp; he was her boyfriend, her savior, the man who doted on her and gave her the things her parents couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. “You know how you’re a little girl and you dream of Prince Read more

Three Chinese bishops visit US seeking reconciliation

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Three bishops from China have travelled to the United States seeking reconciliation with the universal Church. The visits of Bishops Joseph Ma Yinglin, John Baptist Yang Xiaoting and Vincent Zhan Silu coincided with visits by Pope Francis and Chinese President Xi Jinping to the US. The three prelates belong to the Chinese-government sanctioned bishops’ conference Read more