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  • Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

    Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

    • Apr 10, 2017

    Chad Pecknold said that teaching Augustine’s “City of God” on social media, “is confirming that Twitter is an instrument that can be used well. It is not just a diary. It is not just a place for political warfare. It is not just a place for expression of identity. It is actually a place in which people can meet on the ground of ideas.”

  • Actor embraced pacifism after Europe’s 20th-century war experiences

    Actor embraced pacifism after Europe’s 20th-century war experiences

    • Apr 10, 2017

    Actor Daniel Bruhl, part German and part Spanish, has now played a Nazi in a movie for the second time. He says he understands the gravity of the role from discussions with his grandparents who lived through the second world war, and he wonders if he could have made the heroic decisions that some had to make at that time to save lives in the face of such great danger.

  • Bishops say Syria peace can only come through ‘dialogue, reconciliation’

    Bishops say Syria peace can only come through ‘dialogue, reconciliation’

    • Apr 10, 2017

    “The use of internationally banned indiscriminate weapons is morally reprehensible,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, and Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace. They said the USCCB along with Pope Francis look to a “peace based on dialogue and negotiation.”

  • Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

    Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

    • Apr 10, 2017

    Mary Larson grew up to be a nurse and an artist. She desperately wanted to be both/and rather than either/or. It was her Catholic faith that helped her bring her art and work together when she first spent time volunteering with the homeless and taking pictures that would later become portraits. She saw what beautiful subjects their experiences made.

  • Claiming ‘sanctuary’ in the current immigration climate

    Claiming ‘sanctuary’ in the current immigration climate

    • Apr 9, 2017

    Kevin Appleby, director at the Center for Migration Studies of New York, says that ultimately, law enforcement has the right to detain and deport a person, and if they have probable cause that someone’s in the church that they need to apprehend, they can step on to its property and do so. The term “sanctuary” has to be clarified so all parties know what it can provide, and what it can’t.

  • Consider Central American reality before deportations, report urges

    Consider Central American reality before deportations, report urges

    • Apr 9, 2017

    A new report from the International Crisis Group asks the United States not to institute mass deportations or harsh anti-migration measures without looking at which Latin American country people are being returned to and what the condition in each country is. It looks at the complexities of gang violence and the measures being used to fight it.