In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians

Dale Gavlak • Catholic News Service - World Issues

After meeting with church leaders in northern Iraq, a U.S. bishop said he will advocate differently for Iraqi religious minorities. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, told Catholic News Service by phone that the Iraqi Catholic clergy do not want to see a safe corridor set up for Christians, as some in Washington have suggested.

Commentary to the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Commentary to the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

Fr. Fernando Armelini - Claret Bible.org - Homilies

Unlike the Jewish moral, the Christian proposes an unattainable goal: the perfection of the Father who is in heaven (Mt 5:48). On the road to life, the accurate and detailed signpost of the Torah, with its well-defined commandments, remains behind. In front it opens up the endless horizon of the perfection of the Father and the way toward him is to be invented.

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

Westminster through the looking glass: Parliament back to front post Brexit

Julia Langdon - The Tablet - Articles

As Kenneth Clarke evoked the idea of Alice in Wonderland during the historic debate on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) at the end of last month, he did so with the intention of mocking the surreal fantasy world imagined by those who believe that the country’s future course will be an easy one.

Embittered Moralizing

Embittered Moralizing

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralizers, older brothers of the prodigal son, angry and jealous at God’s over-generous mercy, bitter because persons who wander and stray can so easily access the heavenly banquet table.

Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say

Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say

Catholic News Service - The Tablet - JPIC News
New policy is both anti-Catholic and anti-American - and it establishes a religious criteria for refugees. Trump's ban on immigrants is devastating, chaotic and cruel, US bishops say President Donald Trump's executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the US. 

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