- Dec 6, 2019
In a small town in Nebraska, two Catholic parishes, one traditionally Czech and the other German, were traditionally rivals, but today they’re thriving in part because they’ve learned to cooperate. “People just had to get along,” a parishioner said. “There wasn’t a whole lot they could do about it. So we did.”
Bishop David A. Zubik said he got hate mail over a decision to allow Catholics to eat meat on St. Patrick’s Day, a Friday during Lent, which he took as symptomatic of an excess of anger, feat and hatred in the world. Zubik also said that when Pope Francis meets President Donald Trump, he expects Francis to have the “little people” of the world on his mind.
A Christian man who’s been living in New Jersey for 16 years fleeing religious persecution was deported on Thursday, officials said, illustrating one of the inadvertent consequences of President Donald Trump’s executive order cracking down on admission of refugees. The man has no criminal record, and enjoyed the strong support of his local church.
Press reports say U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Callista Gingrich as the next Ambassador to the Vatican. Trump is scheduled to meet Pope Francis on Wednesday, May 24 between trips to Saudi Arabia and NATO and G-7 summits.
United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia this weekend for his first overseas trip as president, which will also include stops in Israel and the Vatican. Saudi Arabia has invited dozens of heads of state from across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to a summit with Trump on Sunday.
A suicide bomber targeted the deputy leader of Pakistan’s Senate, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more. The deputy survived the attack for which the Islamic State took responsibility. The assassination attempt took place in an area with minority Shiite Muslims.