- Dec 13, 2019
Following a Rome encounter between a delegation of U.S. bishops and leading Islamic clergy from Iran, the two sides have issued a declaration calling for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and also insisting that the guilt for terrorist acts cannot be assigned to an entire religion.
The Pittsburgh Diocese continues to try to resolve the issues it has with mandated insurance coverage of things which it finds religiously objectionable. The secular media has not focused on this issue much during the 2016 election coverage.
Trustees of Ireland’s national seminary have agreed to bring in a specific policy to protect whistleblowers after serious allegations were made about a rumored gay subculture in the college and following a decision by Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to pull his students from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
In an annual statement for Labor Day, the head of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development says a lack of jobs that pay enough to keep a family above the poverty line is driving a progressive breakdown in family health and stability.
A well-known professor of ecclesiology writing in the official Vatican newspaper says that Pope Francis’ recent document on the family, Amoris Laetitia, is a classic example of the “ordinary magisterium” that must be “must be firmly accepted and held.”
Four months after an April 16 earthquake that killed more than 670 people, injured nearly 5,000 and left as many as 80,000 homeless, residents of northern Ecuador are slowly rebuilding. But the disaster exposed long-standing problems related to chronic poverty that will take longer to solve, especially in rural areas.