- Brian Dryden
- Aug 25, 2020
In an interview on the 10th anniversary of his appointment as the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl says most people seem enthused by Pope Francis, warns against “secular hegemony” and “silence” on anti-Christian persecution, and says priests are grateful for the pope’s approach on the family.
Despite the fact that four of the fourteen independent Eastern Orthodox churches of the world opted not to show up, an expert on Orthodoxy insists that the “Holy and Great Council” in Crete in late June was significant, arguing that meeting together to hash out issues is part of the DNA of Orthodoxy.
Two former Rwandan politicians have been convicted by a French court of masterminding the slaughter of 2,000 people taking refuge in a Catholic Church during the genocide that swept the country in 1994, which left an estimated 500,000 to 1 million people dead over just four months.
Though Pope Francis never mentioned the Brexit referendum, he released a video message on Saturday calling for a spirit of unity in Europe and warning against building “walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”
In response to the terrorist attack on the Istanbul airport, Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced the “heinous” assault, expressed solidarity with the “dear Turkish people,” and asked God to “convert the hearts of the violent.”
In a ruling due before the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court could dash the hopes of thousands of men, women and children we should be proud to claim as Americans, in a ruling on a 2014 program known as DAPA, which also has a 2012 predecessor known as DACA. The acronyms are for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, respectively.