A proposed bill for immigration reform addresses "much more than a political issue," said Salt Lake City Bishop John Wester.
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The depth of involvement in Africa of more than a dozen schools and parishes of the Seattle archdiocese were highlighted at the seventh annual Catholic African Connection Sister Parish Conference on Saturday at St. Bridget Parish in Seattle.
Jesuit Fr. Peter Henriot, a Tacoma native who has ministered in Zambia and Malawi for nearly 25 years, keynoted the program.
Okay, every bible becoming an e-book might be a little hyperbolic, but maybe not by much!After all it's earth day--my fourth favorite holiday of the year! The Bible serves as an incredible jumping point for people wishing to further explore our Christian call to stewardship. On this Earth Day, I think it's important that we sit back and think about the little ways we can care for God's creation. For what it's worth, here are my less academic, more personal thoughts on my Green Catholicism. No academic sources here, no hard-core theology, just my sacramental view of nature.
We're on our way to reaching our goal. We need $100,000.
Those who have viewed my video for NCR’s webathon today already know that our family is “conspicuous”—a term used in adoption circles for families formed by transracial adoption. Our children are Asian; my husband and I are not.
The initiative seeks to place priests beside workers, especially those facing unfair wages, hours and working conditions. Today, those traits often describe the situation confronting immigrant workers.
Pope John Paul II has passed the final step in the formal process required for him to be officially declared a saint, a popular and respected Italian news website is reporting.
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican dicastery that oversees saints' causes, has called "inexplicable" a healing attributed to the late pope, reports Andrea Tornielli at Vatican Insider, which is run by the Italian daily La Stampa.
From the Connecticut Post:
A California couple pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court here to being "Monsignor Meth" Kevin Wallin's connection to high-quality crystal methamphetamine.
Chad McClusky, a 43-year-old electrical consultant from San Clemente, and his girlfriend, 47-year-old Kristen Laschober, a wardrobe stylist, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello to conspiring to distribute the drug.
Great news from Rome and a $5,000 matching grant. Read about it here.