- Aug 3, 2020
Bolivian President Evo Morales implied in a Tweet that he and Pope Francis had discussed Bolivia’s territorial dispute with Chile during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 15.
Clergy in southern Chiapas reiterated warnings of an escalating humanitarian crisis as a land dispute has driven some 5,000 indigenous Tzotzil from their communities and into the mountains to survive in cold and squalid conditions.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso of Hartford, Connecticut.
“Christmas is a heartfelt feast, participatory, capable of warming the coldest hearts, of removing the walls of indifference toward one’s neighbor, of encouraging openness toward the other and giving freely,” Pope Francis said at a charity Christmas concert in the Vatican.
Monsignor Michael Burke, better known as “Father Mike” to the coaches and players of the University of Wisconsin football team for whom he serves as chaplain, says he helps the players and coaches out in many ways and stays connected with them long after they’ve left the team.
The Little Sisters of the Poor have been in the spotlight for the past several years because of their moral objection to the Department of Health and Human Services requirement that most religious employers cover contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.