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“People have been stripped of their dignity,” US Chaldean bishop says

Testimony of Bishop Francis Kalabat from the St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Diocese Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues December 9, 2014 Madam Chair, Ranking Member, members of the committee: My name is Francis Kalabat and I serve as Bishop of the Chaldean Diocese of St. Thomas in […]

Turkey is precious for Christians, Pope states

At work is the interface between Christian faith and public order with Pope Francis making a three day visit to Turkey. A new and concrete plan for peace is needed so that, as Francis says, conflict is not merely the daily and accepted way of life. There is nothing dignified about killing the person who […]

Defender of the Bond is an icon of the Good Shepherd

On November 8, the Holy Father Francis received in audience participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature with the Prefect, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke (he’s one of our American Prelates in service to the Holy Father at the Curia). A plenary session allows for the consulters and those assigned […]

Curbing sex abuse is a long term process

Father Robert W. Oliver, a priest from Boston began his new work –a ministry of justice– as the new Promoter of Justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on February 1. Interesting in Cindy Wooden’s CNS article today is that three-quarters of the 112 conferences of bishops around the world have submitted […]

“Building a New World”: exploring human and spiritual issues through film

“Building a New World” is new initiative Interdisciplinary Centre  for Social Communications of the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome, Italy) beginning today, Friday, 2 March. This project is focused on film and the power film has in our lives. The premise is: a good film liberates, forms and calls us to a new way of seeing […]

Bertone recalls the Church’s particular vocation: being a sign and instrument of God’s love and justice

The other day the Pope’s Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone SDB celebrated Mass for the Vatican’s jurists where he noted “with the beginning of a new judicial year … we are again invited to reflect upon the relationship between divine and human justice, so that our consciences may be illuminated and our actions may, […]

Benedict XVI’s message for World Day of Peace: Educating Young People in Justice and Peace

The Pope offers us a yearly letter for the World Day of Peace celebrated on January 1 of the new year. This year’s theme is “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace.” His hope is that the “conviction that the young, with their enthusiasm and idealism, can offer new hope to the world.” Indeed. we […]