WASHINGTON (RNS) At a House Budget committee hearing on Wednesday (July 31), the two prominent Catholics — Rep. Paul Ryan, R. Wis., and Sister Simone Campbell — had a chance to square off as the sister testified before Ryan’s committee about hardship in America as the nation nears the 50th anniversary of President Johnson’s 1964 declaration of the “War on Poverty.”
Archives: July 2013
(RNS) European settlers once promised N.Y.’s Iroquois people they would respect the the laws of nature and the state’s waterways. On the 400th anniversary of that agreement, known as the Two Row Wampum, New Yorkers are recommitting themselves to better stewardship of a sacred treasure — water.
“I hope I’m wrong, but I have a feeling that Church liberals who cited “the spirit of Vatican II” as license to throw off all theological, moral, and ecclesial discipline, are going to come roaring back under this papacy,” — Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, in a post about Pope Francis’ comments […]
(RNS) The Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, 58, lived for three decades in Syria, where he established an ecumenical community at Mar Musa on the site of an early Christian monastery, engaging in interfaith dialogue with Muslims and forging close ties with the local population.
(RNS) The King Center in Atlanta says it is coordinating bell-ringing events in the U.S. and around the world on Aug. 28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
There is a name for the kind of jerkitude that your husband and his jerk parents are engaging in. It’s called emotional abuse. And you have a right to insist that it stops.
The wrath of God debate is dividing some Protestants, and you can preach at night on the streets of New Orleans. AMDG to the Jesuits!
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) A Kenyan laywer is asking the International Court of Justice based at The Hague to nullify the conviction and sentencing of Jesus.