• U.S. bishops say death row inmate likely innocent, call for new trial
    .- The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given a new trial, in light of evidence the bishops say suggests the inmate is actually innocent. “The deeply troubling facts of Mr. Dailey’s conviction and death sentence raise profound moral questions,” ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • New book offers a primer on what the Church teaches (and why) about end-of-life care
    Virtually nobody likes to talk about dying or wants to imagine themselves lying on their deathbed. But that reluctance deprives us of opportunities to have some really important discussions, said Father Jeffrey Kirby. “I tell people, ‘Look, it can be awkward, but sit down and have these conversations,'” said Father Kirby, 44, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston, South ... read more
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  • Scruton: An Elegy
    Roger Scruton (1944-2020) (Image: Pete Helme | Wikipedia) To those who knew him, Roger Scruton was a philosopher. Philosophy for him had little to do with that modern, tenured, and professorial guild that trades in logicism and dismisses wisdom as mere “folk psychology.” Rather, philosophy for Scruton was a studied way of living, something to be done, dependent both ... read more
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  • I Have a Dream
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  • What the pope said when Martin Luther King was killed
    .- On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was fatally shot outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King is remembered as the most visible leader of the civil rights movement, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, and as the founding president of ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • The Jews Are a Sign
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  • 1 of 4 kidnapped Nigerian seminarians released after suffering serious injuries
    .- A Nigerian seminarian who was abducted this month was freed by his kidnappers after 10 days in captivity. Three seminarians kidnapped with him remain in captivity. The freed seminarian, who has not yet been identified, is being treated at a Catholic hospital in Kaduna, Nigeria. The extent of his injuries is ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • Before And After Of St. Josephs Church Renovation In Shanghai, New Catholic Trades School, And More!
    By Tito Edwards | Before & After: St. Joseph’s Church in Shanghai, China – Shawn R. Tribe at Liturgical Arts Journal +1 New (Catholic) Trades School Seeks To Combine Skills & Sanctity – John Burger at ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • Investigation of Bishop DiMarzio just the latest probe of a U.S. bishop; here’s where they stand now
    Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, New York, is the latest Church leader in the United States to find himself under investigation for allegations that he sexually abused minors. On Jan. 7, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith instructed Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the metropolitan in New York State, to launch a canonical investigation of Bishop ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • MLK’s Dream ‘was about the bettering of humanity’
    New Orleans, La., Jan 20, 2020 / 10:01 am (CNA).- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to reflect on King’s vision and his example for everyone as a Christian leader who engaged in effective social action, said a leader with a historically African-American Catholic fraternity. “The dream that Dr. King so eloquently professed in his ‘I Have ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • MLK's Dream 'was about the bettering of humanity'
    .- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to reflect on King’s vision and his example for everyone as a Christian leader who engaged in effective social action, said a leader with a historically African-American Catholic fraternity. “The dream that Dr. King so eloquently professed in his ‘I Have a Dream ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • Pope urges bishops to teach discernment, including on political issues
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  • Pope decries ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitism
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Vatican MediaBy Carol GlatzVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis condemned the "barbaric resurgence" of anti-Semitism and criticized the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred. "I will never tire of firmly condemning every form of anti-Semitism," the pope told a delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization based ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report shows global wealth founded on inequality
    Oxfam’s annual report reveals that the hidden engine of world economy is driven by the unpaid care work of women and girls. ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020
  • USCCB president urges nation to overcome racism that still clouds hearts
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — While the United States has “come a long way” in addressing racism and injustice, much more remains to be accomplished to achieve the dream of “the beloved community” envisioned by the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles urged the country ... read more
    Published on 01-20-2020