- Sep 28, 2020
A former Obama aide for outreach to faith groups calls on Christians to stand with the marginalized, saying, “I saw them do so time and time again during my time in the Obama Administration, and I will be standing with the faith community as we do so during the Trump Administration.”
Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil tells Crux that as long as special preferences under Trump’s new refugee order are for all victims of ISIS and not just Christians alone, it will help, and that Christians “celebrated when Trump won” in hopes it would mark an end to U.S. neglect.
At the request of Pope Francis, Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso, acting secretary of the Vatican’s new Dicastery for Integral Human Development recently visited the war-torn city of Aleppo, where he found a city that despite lacking water and electricity is trying to move on. Dal Toso also believes that Syria’s Muslim majority is committed to guaranteeing interfaith tolerance in the country.
Jeanne Mancini, the director of the March for Life since 2012, has been working on opening it to people of all faiths and no faith, and all political persuasions. She’s also managed to bring the March into the 21st century by providing a major overhaul of its online presence and utilizing social media.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl says what bothers him about reaction to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ the pope’s document on the family, is that some can’t see beyond the canonical dimension of things, as if it were “the only aspect of the mission Christ has entrusted to his Church for the salvation of souls.”