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Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

Sectarian strife still plagues Sri Lanka

by: ucanews.com reporter, Colombo in World News,

Despite the war between the majority Sinhalese and minority Tamil dying down in 2009, embers of sectarian and religious conflict remain, according to rights activists and church officials.

The US Presidential 2016 Election. What they stand for?

The US Presidential 2016 Election. What they stand for?

by: Charles C. Camosy - The Tablet in World Issues,

2016 Election: The US presidential circus has highlighted the fact that no one knows what the two main parties stand for anymore  For many years, a simple choice between two alternatives dominated the US political agenda. But the 2016 presidential campaign marked a turning point, especially in the loyalties of pro-lifers. Their new support and new thinking means no party can take them for granted any more

A window into heaven... and hell

A window into heaven... and hell

by: Abe Howken - MailOnline in World News,

A window into heaven... and hell: As another battered Iraqi town is liberated from the evil clutch of ISIS, Christians celebrate their first mass in two years while the Battle for Mosul enters its third week.

Pope Francis canonizes seven new saints

Pope Francis canonizes seven new saints

by: Junno Arocho Esteves, CNS in Reporters,

An estimated 80,000 people attended the canonization Mass at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City October 17, 2016. The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said.

The sound of arms must cease

The sound of arms must cease

by: Cardinal Pietro Parolin in World Issues,

The Secretary of State’s address at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.  The following is the address by , Secretary of State and Head of the Holy See Delegation to the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, which he delivered on 22 September in New York.

Put ethics first, priest warns Catholic physicians

Put ethics first, priest warns Catholic physicians

by: Ryan Dagur, - UCANews in World Issues,

 A moral theologian has reminded Catholic doctors to uphold the ethical values of their profession and refrain from doing things harmful to human life, particularly to unborn children."The most important principle is to maintain life," said Father Carolus Boromeus Kusmaryanto, addressing Catholic doctors participating in a seminar in Jakarta.

Reluctant Referendum Reflections

Reluctant Referendum Reflections

by: Fr. Hugh in World Issues,

Today´s British referendum will be best quickly done and dusted, one way or the other. Election campaigns tend to stoop occasionally to the gutter but it is not encouraged and usually quickly decried. I think the British like to the think of themselves as moderate, balanced and well-mannered when it comes to politics. Alas, the referendum has exposed deep veins of nastiness in British society.

Europe: a place of promise, not of threat

Europe: a place of promise, not of threat

by: Nicholas Boyle - The Tablet in World Issues,

For  1,500 years the inheritors of the Roman Empire have been fighting with one another and in so doing have built a shared history and a shared political, intellectual and artistic culture that is unique for its variety in continuity. After 1945, they gradually resolved that what they shared was best perpetuated not by war but by peaceful economic and cultural interchange. 

‘Despite our separate identity, we are part  of the whole’

‘Despite our separate identity, we are part of the whole’

by: Tom Tugendhat - The Tablet in World Issues,

The Catholic Church values stability because it allows families and communities to grow. It is not just an economic good but one that strengthens society and alleviates suffering. When our society is riven by division based on ethnicity, wealth or political outlook – as it was in the 1930s and during the industrial unrest of the 1970s – it is the poor and vulnerable who suffer most. That is why unity and cooperation is so prized.