"These bills would not fix our immigration system. Rather, they would make it less just and would undermine our moral authority domestically and globally."
As hearts aflutter with romance ahead of Valentine’s Day, climate advocates have breaking up on the mind.
With fossil fuels, that is.
Pope Benedict was keenly aware of his own waning strength while faced with such a demanding ministry, Archbishop Georg Ganswein told an Italian newspaper.
Pope Francis once again urged solidarity with migrants who risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea for Europe, and assured prayers for the victims of a deadly crossing in early February.
During his general audience Wednesday, the pope called for a spirit of solidarity with migrants "so that no one lacks necessary aid."
He said he was following the news coming out of Lampedusa "with concern." Lampedusa is a southern Italian island that serves as a port of entry for many of the migrants illegally entering Europe by sea.
Opposition to the legalization of marijuana is on "the side of science and the side of fact," said William J. Bennett, a former U.S. secretary of education and former federal "drug czar."
He called it "remarkable that there are so many in denial" about the harmful effects of pot.
Bennett made the comments Monday in discussing his new book on the topic at an event at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
The cardinals advising Pope Francis on reforming the church's central bureaucracy have yet to create a single comprehensive draft of a new structure of governance.
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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."
Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been given a new position in the Roman Curia working to help prepare catechism for national bishops' conferences.