- Dec 7, 2019
Bishop Frank J. Dewane said of the Senate’s latest version of a healthcare bill, “At a time when tax cuts that would seem to benefit the wealthy and increases in other areas of federal spending, such as defense, are being contemplated, placing a ‘per capita cap’ on medical coverage for the poor is unconscionable.”
Since Brazilian President Michel Temer took office August 31, he has surrounded himself with ministers with strong links to the cattle ranchers and soy farmers, who oppose steps taken by previous governments to implement demarcation of indigenous lands. On July 13, the U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Global Witness released a report citing Brazil as the country with the highest number of murders of environmental and land defenders in 2016.
In 2009, Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo was sentenced to 11 years for inciting subversion for his leading role in the Charter 08 manifesto. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for “his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” He died July 13.
A discussion about young people at the National Black Catholic Congress centered on key themes: Why young black adult Catholics stay in the church; why they leave; how they live out their faith; how to foster more vocations; and the state of race relations in the U.S.
Cardinal Gerhard Müller has denied claims that, before informing him that his term as head of the Vatican’s doctrine office would not be renewed, Pope Francis asked him his stance on women’s ordination to the diaconate and priesthood, the repeal of celibacy, the exhortation on the family Amoris Laetitia and the dismissal of three employees.