The brainchild of two Catholic Knights of Malta has led to hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and the renovation of 8,000 low-income homes.
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Zion Evrony, Israel's ambassador to the Vatican, lectured Tuesday night at Rockhurst University. He spoke with great hope about the future of Catholic-Jewish relations, particularly in light of Pope Francis' papacy.
The film "Rise and Dream" focuses on the struggle for harmony in the city of Zamboanga, where Muslims and Christians live side by side.
A former Kansas City pastor was sentenced Thursday to 50 years in federal prison on child pornography charges.
The Wednesday hearings quickly turned colorful when two activists refused to pay their fines and demanded jail time.
Tōrō nagashi is the Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns. This is done based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The ceremony is also done by many peace communities to commemorate those lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945.
"Gatherings such as this are much more powerful than a nuclear weapon," one protestor said.
Part educational, part fundraiser and part interactive, the experience allows students to show solidarity with the nearly 43 million displaced persons worldwide.
Diana Butler Bass says in the 21st century, the Catholic church has become less of an institution and more of a church of the people of God.
Prior to Tuesday's start of the conclave in Rome, students in the freshmen class at Notre Dame de Sion, an all-girls Catholic high school here, participated in their very own conclave beginning March 6.
The project began at the end of February, when 117 freshmen girls were each assigned a cardinal.
Students researched their cardinals in the library, and some used NCR as a resource tool. They used their research to create pagelong profiles of their cardinals, which were then hung in the school's dining hall sorted by country.