- May 24, 2020
SNAP Mexico and the Archdiocese of Mexico City have committed to working together to protect children against clergy sex abuse.
Part reunion, part crash course in Catholic teaching and navigating the current political climate both in the U.S. and back home in the Philippines, and part celebration of all things Texas, a national assembly for Filipino priests brought faith and culture full circle in Houston.
Although the U.S. bishops have long been charged with being in bed with either the political left or right whenever they take positions on public policy issues, if you can look at Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles’s advocacy of immigration reform and still think so, one has to ask, “Then what would it take to change that?”
In a statement on Monday, the retired Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles became the first member of the Church hierarchy to speak out against President Donald Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In a strongly worded statement, he called the decision “disgusting” and said it undermined the rule of law.
According to Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, former Vatican representative to the UN in Geneva, “There’s no room for compassion fatigue with the Middle East.” He also said that competition for resources between Russia and the U.S. is part of the “root problem” of the conflict in Syria and Iraq.