- May 25, 2020
Although the new Mother Teresa Academy’s $5,000 tuition represents the cost per pupil at the school, students who qualify for reduced-price lunch will only pay $500 and those who qualify for free lunch will only pay $250, and 99 percent of current students qualify for one or the other. Administrators say the school isn’t free for students because paying some tuition provides parents with a sense of ownership.
President Trump received mixed reactions from Catholic leaders for his first address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday. The president advocated for a limited refugee resettlement program, hinted at potential military action in Venezuela, and pledged to “totally destroy North Korea.”
As the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus gather in Chicago this week to mark the centennial of the death of their founder Mother Cabrini, Pope Francis sent them hailing Cabrini as a model for our times. “The great migrations underway today need guidance filled with love and intelligence similar to what characterizes the Cabrinian charism,” he wrote.
Nabeel Qureshi was raised an Ahmadi Muslim by his parents, who immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. When he was an adult, a Christian friend challenged him to study Islam with a critical eye, the same way he had studied Christianity. After several years of investigation, and what he described as dreams and visions, he became a Christian.
Before Hurricane Irma arrived,Father Fritz Bellonce got ready: He bought 200 pounds of rice, lots of beans, pork, chicken, turkey and cooking ingredients — dishes that are popular in the predominantly Haitian-American community of Holy Family parish in North Miami.