- Dec 10, 2019
Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong said North and South Korea need a peace accord with support from surrounding countries, and should resume inter-Korean exchanges such as civil exchanges, the operation of Kaesong industrial complex, and tourism to Mt. Keumkang. The North and the South have been divided since Korea’s liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War II. The 1950-53 Korean War made the governments bitter enemies.
The cap on refugees of 50,000 that the Trump administration set has been reached, though with a new order by a federal judge in place more may arrive. This low number has been challenged by Catholic and Lutheran leaders who work to resettle immigrants and refugees and are deeply troubled by the administration’s efforts to ban people.
For Catholics, Satan isn’t simply a symbol of evil. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that Satan is a spiritual creature who was created as an angel, but who rejected God and “fell” from heaven. Father Brian Lynch, a local priest, is fighting hard to keep a monument from the Satanic Temple being placed in his town.
A proposed law would allot $94 million over four years to the Department of Health and Human Services to provide trafficking victims who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents with short- and long-term housing options, substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, educational opportunities, job training and skills development, legal advocacy, and financial advocacy and counseling.
A group of more than 30 Buddhist children, ages 7 to 18, from the U.S. Zen Institute summer camp in Germantown, Maryland, visited the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington to learn about Christianity, St. Francis and his followers.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said an assisted-suicide law in D.C. was “seriously flawed” and “poses the greatest risks of abuse and coercion to those who are poor, elderly, disabled, members of a minority group, or without access to good medical care.”