- Jan 25, 2020
Sam Guzman is the founder of The Catholic Gentleman, an apostolate designed to inspire men to follow Christ, pursue holiness, and be servant leaders in the Church and in the world.
Catholic leaders, including the U.S. bishops’ conference and Catholic Relief Services, have issued statements criticizing President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement “represents the important awareness that, faced with issues as complex as climate change, individual and/or national action is not enough; instead it is necessary to implement a responsible collective response truly intended to work together in building our common home,” Pope Francis wrote to the 22nd session of the UN convention on climate change in 2016.
Finally President Trump has signed the long-awaited executive order for religious freedom. Unfortunately many Catholic leaders and advocates are disappointed with the order with some calling it “woefully inadequate,” others defining it as “pretty much nothing,” and more viewing it as “a betrayal.”
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christian refugees seek shelter in Jordan hoping for international aid amidst growing violence in the Middle East. Catholic leaders met in order to better cooperation and explore income-generation projects for the refugees badly in need of funds.
In his new book, Great Catholic Parishes, William E. Simon Jr. admits that there is “no ‘silver bullet’ for doing great parish ministry in the Catholic Church today.” Yet, the famous businessman presents a guideline with the best practices, opportunities and challenges of more than 200 excellent parishes.
Catholic leaders in the Middle East are urging people and countries to put aside ideology and blame and work to rebuild the city of Aleppo, Syria. The city had been split between government and rebel control since 2012 and many civilians are in danger for their life or displaced.