- Oct 29, 2020
Emergency aid has begun to reach some of the thousands of Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew in the country’s picturesque southwest as reports of casualties slowly trickled in from communities cut off by the storm.
Amidst a rising chorus of criticism of atrocities committed by Russian-backed forces loyal to President Assad, one nun working in Aleppo says the victims are on all sides — yet western journalists focus on one side only.
Pope Francis has chosen as cardinal an 88-year-old Albanian priest who for 28 years suffered appallingly for his refusal to renounce his faith.
Already struggling to attract Catholic voters, Donald Trump’s recent troubles certainly haven’t helped, with some Catholic leaders saying they feel they have no choice but to stick with the GOP over life issues, and others either backing away or outright abandoning the Republican nominee.
A Catholic participant in Anglican/Catholic dialogue says that ecumenism leads to “loving desire for that which appears good and attractive in the other,” adding that, “at its heart, ecumenism is about falling in love with the grace of God in the other.”
“Capital punishment vitiates our hearts’ capacity for mercy and love,” the Texas bishops said in a statement released by the Texas Catholic Conference in Austin. “The death penalty not only does not correspond to the common good, it actually does great harm to it.”