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  • Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

    Bishop sees little improvement in Senate’s latest effort on health care

    • Jul 15, 2017

    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.”

  • Archbishop: Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples

    Archbishop: Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples

    • Jul 15, 2017

    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.

  • Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

    Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

    • Jul 14, 2017

    A proposed pipeline’s path takes it through a strip of land the Adorers of the Blood of Christ owns in the Harrisburg Diocese and the sisters contend that construction poses a danger to God’s creation. They have declined repeated offers of compensation to allow an easement for it to be built. The sisters have allowed construction of the chapel built by Lancaster Against Pipelines, a community group working to stop the project.

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