Catholic organizations welcomed President Barack Obama's veto Tuesday of a bill approving an oil pipeline through the country's midsection, saying that it allows more opportunity to consider moral questions about the environment and climate change.
Monday afternoon at the 2015 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering here, Franciscan sister and theologian Ilia Delio, Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Change Covenant and Eric Garundo of Catholic Relief Services presented a workshop on Pope Francis' vision for environmental activism.
The workshop anticipates that Francis will promulgate an encyclical on the environment and development late this sprint or early this summer.
The founding director of the Catholic Climate Covenant told a Washington audience Feb. 9 that he hopes people can find unity around the need to stop and reverse climate change "because we are in deep trouble."
Washington, D.C. -- The Catholic option for the poor “leads us to engagement in the public square, where as faithful citizens we claim our rightful place," Miami's archbishop told a gathering of Catholic justice ministers.
Washington -- "Stretch beyond your comfort zones," Holy Cross Fr. Dan Groody challenged Catholic social justice advocates gathered for annual education and advocacy days.
Pope Francis will make an unprecedented address to Congress on Sept. 24 during his first visit to the United States.
House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday (Feb. 5) that the pontiff accepted the invitation Boehner extended last year.
“In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father’s message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds,” Boehner said in a statement. “His teachings, prayers, and very example bring us back to the blessings of simple things and our obligations to one another.”
Washington -- The International Monetary Fund has announced a new program of debt relief for the African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Catholics and evangelicals are asking Obama to defend religious liberty in the United States as he has defended it in other countries.
About 100 church reform groups have teamed up to circulate a petition asking for an "effective voice" for the lay faithful in church decision-making.
In 2008, the community dedicated to ending hunger globally was rocked when the prestigious medical journal The Lancet published its first series on maternal and childhood nutrition, showing that more than a third of child deaths and 11 percent of the rate of disease worldwide was the result of mothers and children being malnourished.
"It gave the community its marching orders," said Yesenia Garcia of 1,000 Days.
From the information gathered by the journal emerged an image of the vital importance and lasting impact good nutrition has on a child's earliest development.