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The Sri Lanka Terrorists: Martyrs or Murderers? 2019-04-23 03:10:23More than 290 are dead and 500 wounded in an Easter Sunday jihad massacre in Sri Lanka. The terrorists targeted three Catholic Churches and three luxu

Recollections of a Good Priest and a True 2019-04-23 03:00:37Last week, a good and holy priest went to his eternal reward after a long and distinguished life as a teacher and writer. Father James V. Schall, S.J.

James V. Schall, S.J.: The Embodied Catholic Mind 2019-04-22 03:00:43Midafternoon last Wednesday, on the eve of the Paschal Triduum, I got word that Fr. James Vincent Schall, S.J., had died. The news did not come as a c

Catholic University Students Slam Porn, Then Lefty Faculty 2019-04-19 03:10:45Progressives think every inch of ground gained will never be relinquished. This is why clawing anything back is harder and bloodier than having lost i

Fr. James Schall on Books and Teaching 2019-04-19 03:00:52“Nothing is more disconcerting, it seems to me, than to enter a home or apartment in which there are no books and no place for books, no sign a

Was the Cross Really Necessary? 2019-04-18 03:15:26The cross. No doctrine is more central to the Christian faith and, yet, more of an offense to our human sensibilities. For the unbeliever, it represen

Notre Dame: A Fiery Sign? 2019-04-18 03:10:49Was the near destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral simply the result of an accidental fire? Or was it also a prophetic sign? In the Bible, the destructi

Glory to You, Love: Puccini’s Turandot and the 2019-04-18 03:00:17Old Mother Goose, When she used to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. This poem, along with all the other “Mother Goose&r

To Resurrect Notre Dame Is a Work of 2019-04-17 03:10:55This Monday, the world watched as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the magnificent symbol of Paris, of France, and of the Catholic Church, was engulfed in fl

Restore Notre Dame as the Spiritual Center of 2019-04-17 03:00:23Notre Dame brûle! (“Our Lady is burning!”) News flashes and sirens spread this horrible news Monday night at the start of Holy Week

The Contradictions of Mayor Pete Buttigieg 2019-04-16 06:15:25Moving from political obscurity as the gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to the media’s flavor-of-the-month Democratic presidential candidate, M

Grandfather Knows Best: Pope Benedict on Clergy Sexual 2019-04-16 06:10:49The White House announced on March 28 that the month of April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The United States Conference of

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Stop trying to be perfect — here are New! 2019-04-26 06:00:02Instead of giving yourself permission to fail, these are more effective ways to achieve what you hope for.

Padre Pio’s explanation of why we needn’t panic New! 2019-04-26 00:00:45If a demon is causing an uproar, then we can be sure of this ...

The opioid crisis: Can spirituality help heal the New! 2019-04-26 00:00:28Addicts find help in the Twelve Steps, hard work and intense prayer, or a deeper commitment to the sacraments.

Woman wakes up after 27 years in coma New! 2019-04-26 00:00:24Her son recounts his joy when the first word she spoke was his name.

‘Avengers: Endgame’: A movie for all seasons (no New! 2019-04-26 00:00:19For those who have become invested in these characters over the years, fear not, 'Avengers: Endgame' makes all those hours spent with them worth it.

Here’s a quick way to check if the New! 2019-04-26 00:00:13He can do it at home and it doesn't cost a dime!

A prayer for when the host and chalice New! 2019-04-26 00:00:12Renew in your soul a sense of awe and wonder at what happens at the consecration.

The 12 secrets of happy couples New! 2019-04-26 00:00:08There is no magic recipe for a happy marriage, but there are definitely some guideposts ...

How was baptism practiced in the early Church? New! 2019-04-26 00:00:00A brief step-by-step guide to the baptismal rite of the early Christians.

A dancer with a mission in the Bronx 2019-04-25 15:18:11How one ballerina is using her passion to serve those in need

Federal court rules that Philadelphia may end 50-year 2019-04-25 13:19:30The ruling saw no violation of the First amendment in barring agency because of its policy not to place children with same-sex couples.

What the oldest Easter homily we have tells 2019-04-25 08:00:26Ancient Church scholars were adept at bridging the Old and New Testaments.

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Heaven is Real 2019-04-19 06:00:00During Holy Week I sometimes think of the Woman in the Bus. The bus in question went up and down Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena, California, where Wend

9/11 in France 2019-04-18 06:00:00This interview with Rémi Brague, conducted by Jérôme Cordelier,  was originally published in the French weekly Le Point .

Fire in the Cathedral 2019-04-17 10:10:00It doesn’t matter how the fire started. The cause of such disasters is always sin. Perhaps it was the sins of the French, who since the Revoluti

The Easter Effect Today 2019-04-17 06:00:00Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “ris

Notre-Dame, France’s Parish 2019-04-16 08:40:00When Paris was liberated from German occupation on August 25, 1944, there was no doubt in General Charles de Gaulle’s mind about what he had to

Murder, Inc. 2019-04-15 06:00:00The movie Unplanned , which tells the story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson’s conversion to the pro-life cause, has b

From the Mount of Olives 2019-04-12 06:00:00Jesus begins his Palm Sunday march into Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (Matt. 21:1), which stands east of the city across the Kidron Valley. It&rs

How Cardinal Wuerl Misled the Papal Foundation 2019-04-12 06:00:00In 2017, Cardinal Donald Wuerl provided false and misleading information to the board of the Papal Foundation to secure a $25 million grant for the Is

Benedict and the Scandal 2019-04-11 12:35:00Writing nearly half a century ago (1970), the Italian Catholic philosopher Augusto Del Noce noted that Continue Reading »

Benedict Speaks 2019-04-10 18:10:00Sex, scandal, the Church, and a general atmosphere of disintegration: That’s the main focus of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s unexpected in

Creation, Redemption, Martyrdom: A Lenten Reflection 2019-04-10 06:00:00A Lenten quiz: Which came first, God’s creation of the world or God’s covenant with Israel? If we think in terms of mere chronology, the a

Looking at Christ 2019-04-10 06:00:00Originally published as “Christus im Blick” in the March 28, 2019, issue of Die Tagespost . We are grateful for permission to publish thi

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Commentary: Sri Lanka, martyrdom, and the light of 2019-04-24 19:35:00Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 05:35 pm (CNA).- On Saturday night, the Church celebrated its most solemn and joyful liturgy. As it does every year,

Arlington diocese launches addiction support for families 2019-04-24 19:19:00Arlington, Va., Apr 24, 2019 / 05:19 pm (CNA).- At the request of Bishop Michael Burbidge, the Diocese of Arlington has launched a multifaceted progra

Sri Lanka's Ranjith: 'I would have cancelled' Easter 2019-04-24 18:36:00Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:36 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Colombo says that government officials in Sri Lanka should be fired for failing

Bishops pray for victims of earthquakes in Philippines 2019-04-24 18:09:00Manila, Philippines, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:09 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders have offered prayers for the Philippines after two earthquakes struck the region

Pro-life group launches targeted campaign for Born Alive 2019-04-24 18:00:00Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List has launched a new campaign to pressure members of Co

Peruvian archbishop withdraws defamation suit against journalist 2019-04-24 17:55:00Piura, Peru, Apr 24, 2019 / 03:55 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Piura, Peru, José Antonio Eguren, announced that he will withdraw a complaint of

Ending isolation key to fighting assisted suicide, Catholic 2019-04-24 17:00:00Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The founder of a Catholic health-share group has said that battling loneliness is crucial to opposing

US House asks court to block funding for 2019-04-24 14:40:00Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 12:40 pm (CNA).- Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to bl

Pope Francis: To stop evil, give more love 2019-04-24 06:46:00Vatican City, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:46 am (CNA).- To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others

Supreme Court to hear sexual orientation, gender identity 2019-04-24 05:30:00Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said

Now is the time to defend the truth, 2019-04-23 18:28:00Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2019 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix called on a gathering of the nation’s Catholic leaders to stan

Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland 2019-04-23 18:01:00Belfast, Northern Ireland, Apr 23, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easte

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Has Salvation Lost Its Meaning? 2019-04-16 12:00:37Salvation has always been the most important concept for Christians. Their core belief, regardless of denomination, is that from the beginning human s

Holy Week And Man’s Search For Meaning 2019-04-15 20:00:50I am writing this essay at the beginning of Holy Week, a time that recalls the Last Supper, the agony in the garden, the arrest and trial, the pain an

The Word Longing to Reach Us 2019-04-15 04:00:22There was a language arts teacher who did not find the Gospels to be very accessible reading. Most Christians, taking this statement by itself, would

Called to Be Peacemakers 2019-04-13 20:00:05War and societal strife have plagued humanity for centuries. During our Lord’s public ministry, He specifically addressed the need for peace in

Flourishing in Our Lord’s Living Garden 2019-04-13 07:00:56The palm-tree is called in Hebrew tarmr, and in Greek phœnix. It is a dioecious tree, and belongs to the natural order Palmaceae. The plants of

This Holy Week… 2019-04-12 04:00:10This Holy Week can bring us much spiritual benefit though our decision to live out a shocking utterance that Jesus said during the Last Supper, only h

New Government Initiatives? 2019-04-11 06:30:22I often wonder who why our Congress seems to be able to react to every whim in the daily news and seems ready to discuss the latest events but seldom

Prevalent, Modern Forms of Self-Deception 2019-04-10 06:00:03Deep down, at the core of our being, we all want to live honest lives. By an honest life, I mean a life free of self-deception.  This r

The Idea Didn’t Start with Columbus 2019-04-09 06:00:45Recently, I was reading through yet another article about the history of astronomy, and once again encountered a statement that our ancestors thought

Cultivating a Catholic Culture 2019-04-07 05:00:21Ours is a world over which technology and pop culture are constantly swaying dominance, especially in society. The concrete jungle, being built ever h

Does Our Past Imprison Us? 2019-04-06 08:10:32Whenever I mull over my defeats, as well as when I hear some troubling confessions and, in spiritual direction, I see the dangers of living in the pas

Reflections on Work 2019-04-04 05:00:48I don’t know about you, but I sure hear a lot of people complaining about their jobs these days. Climbing the corporate ladder is taking it


As Warning Emerges of New Sri Lanka Church 2019-04-25 15:10:01Sri Lankan Christians fear more attacks are coming as the nation is still in mourning over the horrific bombings on Easter. Last Sunday's bombings we

Sri Lankan Woman Left a Childless Widow, Losing 2019-04-25 11:48:19Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an insta

Sri Lanka Bombing Suspect Arrested, Manhunt Underway for 2019-04-25 08:59:35The father of two of the Easter suicide bombers in Sri Lanka has been arrested on suspicion of aiding his sons. That word came Thursday from the count

Sri Lanka Terrorists Believed 'Islam Can Be the 2019-04-24 11:23:08Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and cam

Parents Pray for Kenyan Court to Order Reunion 2019-04-23 20:30:03An American couple prays to be reunited with son, believing he was 'kidnapped' from their own home to paint them as unfit foreign parents.

Christmas in April: Thanks to Franklin Graham's Samaritan's 2019-04-23 13:01:47Over the Easter weekend, hundreds of children in Cúcuta, Colombia, heard about Jesus' love for them through a Samaritan's Purse's outreach.

Journalist Uses Sri Lanka Terror Attack as Opportunity 2019-04-23 10:54:15A journalist made a bizarre segue Monday when he posted an article about the Sri Lanka church terror attacks and then launched into a verbal attack of

As ISIS Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Church 2019-04-23 10:38:37The Islamic State terrorist group is claiming responsibility for the terror attacks that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday. And S

Franklin Graham's 'Festival of Hope' Reaches 94,500 Colombians, 2019-04-22 10:21:52Colombian citizens and Venezuelan refugees gathered at a stadium in Cúcuta, Colombia, at the border of Venezuela, to hear Franklin Graham share

Strong Earthquake Shakes Areas north of Philippine Capital 2019-04-22 07:02:00A strong earthquake has shaken the area around the Philippine capital, prompting thousands of people to flee to safety. There were no immediate report

Sri Lanka Terrorist Bombers Denounced as 'Animals' for 2019-04-21 01:03:20Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that official

Presidential Writer’s Amazing ‘God’ Story: From Homelessness and 2019-04-20 10:30:33Douglas MacKinnon has had a fascinating life and career. A writer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, a former Pentagon official and an

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Catholic church vandalized in Northern Ireland 2019-04-23 18:01:00Belfast, Northern Ireland, Apr 23, 2019 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A Catholic church in Northern Ireland was desecrated with paint in the early hours of Easte

Porn restrictions further delayed in UK, now scheduled 2019-04-22 08:34:00London, England, Apr 22, 2019 / 06:34 am (CNA).- The United Kingdom has once again delayed the launch of its constraints on virtual porn. The online a

Easter can correct society's 'bitterness and intolerance' – 2019-04-21 17:01:00Shrewsbury, England, Apr 21, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Easter is not a time for political debate, but is rather an opportunity to encounter the pinnacle

Wooden church- an 'ephemeral cathedral' could go up 2019-04-19 10:02:00Paris, France, Apr 19, 2019 / 08:02 am (CNA).- After a massive fire gutted the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris April 15, the cathedral’s rector

Holy Week terrorism suspect arrested 2019-04-18 21:00:00Seville, Spain, Apr 18, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Authorities from Spain and Morocco have arrested a 23 year old man in Rabat, Morocco, who is suspected

Notre-Dame weathervane comes home to roost 2019-04-17 17:00:00Paris, France, Apr 17, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A copper rooster containing relics and thought to have been destroyed in the collapse of Notre-Dame de

Saved from the flames: The treasures that survived 2019-04-16 22:00:00Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- When the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Parish caught fire Monday, most predicted the worst. It seemed unli

Pro-life student group sues Scottish university for alleged 2019-04-16 20:01:00Aberdeen, Scotland, Apr 16, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- A pro-life student group at the University of Aberdeen filed a lawsuit Friday against the universi

Famous rose windows survive massive Notre Dame fire 2019-04-16 18:21:00Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 04:21 pm (CNA).- Following a massive fire that engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, the church’s thre

'Mary, dry our tears': French priests respond to 2019-04-16 14:00:00Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Father Pierre Amar was praying in Notre-Dame de Paris at 5 p.m. Monday evening to prepare spiritually f

Eyewitnesses reflect on the Notre Dame fire 2019-04-16 12:06:00Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 10:06 am (CNA).- As the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned Monday evening, young Frenchwoman Julie Brocas wandered the s

Commentary: Holy Week and the Notre Dame fire 2019-04-16 10:47:00Paris, France, Apr 16, 2019 / 08:47 am (CNA).- Seeing Notre Dame de Paris burning and threatening to collapse was a shock that left everyone voiceless

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Choose life that you might live The life 2019-04-24 14:46:42By Dave Andrusko Mark Pickup, a good friend, is a Canadian disability rights activist who has spoken at National Right to Life’s annual conventi

When a Rainbow Baby Arrives In a Storm 2019-04-24 14:40:28By Melissa Ohden [This was originally posted at “Her View from Home” on January 7, 2019.] Turkey and mashed potatoes sit blandly on the da

Love Life Amendment Passed LA House 2019-04-24 14:28:23SB 221 Passes Senate as well on Pro-Life Day at Capitol BATON ROUGE – Pro-Life Day at the Capitol took place Tuesday at the Louisiana Capitol, c

President Trump personally added strong pro-life, anti-infanticide language 2019-04-24 14:25:10By Dave Andrusko Speaking at the 15th annual National Catholic Prayer breakfast on Tuesday, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that

Top 10 Abortion Myths: #9 2019-04-24 14:24:16By Right to Life of Michigan So much of the abortion debate is based on myths, bad assumptions, bad logic, or outright gaslighting through deception.

“Trigger” bill to restore protective abortion laws should 2019-04-24 14:23:38By Dave Andrusko The Tennessee House and Senate have sent along a “trigger” bill to Gov. Gov. Bill Lee which would re-establish protective

The abortionist’s self-image polished by a compliant, adoring 2019-04-24 14:20:30By Dave Andrusko Last week we reposted a story from Texas Right to Life that was so stunning I knew I had to write a follow-up. The story from Texas R

Doctor-Assisted Suicide Died in Nevada Senate Tuesday night 2019-04-24 14:13:18By Nevada Right to Life Editor’s note. By rule, the full Nevada Senate had to act by midnight last night on SB165, a bill to legalize doctor-ass

Shame on you, Gov. Evers 2019-04-24 14:02:02By Heather Weininger, Executive Director, Wisconsin Right to Life Before the public even had a chance to speak, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announce

PBS ‘Frontline’ Film on the Abortion Scene in 2019-04-24 13:59:16By Alexa Moutevelis Coombs PBS’s FRONTLINE episode “The Abortion Divide,” an update of a piece by Mark Obenhaus that examined aborti

Texas rule allows hospitals to withdraw treatment that 2019-04-24 13:51:46By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from Wesley’s testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human

The World Medical Association should not play politics 2019-04-24 13:40:53The prestigious group is reconsidering its opposition By John Y. Rhee Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia (PAS-E) has been a source of discussio

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The Ambiguity of Stalin New! 2019-04-25 23:00:16Somehow Joseph Stalin cannot be reduced merely to just another Russian autocrat or just another communist dictator. Not for him the “banality of

Parable, Fable, and Allegory New! 2019-04-25 23:00:08Each one is a tool of influence. Parable often teaches truth or morals through comparison. Whether translated as the Greek “beside” or the

The Sri Lanka Church Bombings: The Saudi Pestilence 2019-04-24 23:00:12The history of Sri Lanka through the Fifties to the present time is a sobering reminder to those who fail to see that unrestrained democracy can lead

Victor Davis Hanson’s “The Case for Trump” 2019-04-24 22:59:50Victor Davis Hanson is surely convinced that the Trump presidency has been, by and large, a good and necessary thing for America. But whether or not a

Unearthed History: The War of The Vendée 2019-04-23 23:00:51The series of battles that took place in the Vendée have been almost entirely excluded from any recounting of the Revolution. Why? The ris

Virgil on Furor 2019-04-23 23:00:10Furor is the rage in the blood that turns justice into revenge and war into slaughter. Furor is the all-consuming lust that privileges private obsessi

Political Parties During the American Founding Era? 2019-04-22 23:01:18Contrary to the vast majority of my fellow scholars of American history, I have never found the account of the creation of political parties in the Fo

The Wonders of the “Odyssey” 2019-04-22 23:00:30The “Odyssey” is a wondrous poem. Joe Sachs’ Afterword to his translation is a thought-inducing meditation on wonder, on Homer&rsquo

The Emptiness of the Coming Presidential Primaries 2019-04-21 23:00:37Emptiness is defined negatively as the absence of something. It can involve structures which are not occupied or filled, as in empty bottles. Emptines

The Risen Christ and Fallen Civilization 2019-04-21 23:00:21With eyes wide open to the degradation we see all around us, we know that things are rotten in the modern world. Who can deny it? And yet there are mo

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers 2019-04-21 15:00:18For the first time we saw a real man. One tin soldier—real tin, just like the rest—had come fully and splendidly alive. The Son of Go

A Tale of Two Resurrections 2019-04-20 23:00:39Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is a picturesque story that deliberately mirrors the most famous picturesque story of all time: the Biblic

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'Hesburgh' documentary portrays a giant in US church New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00Distinctly Catholic: Laudatory but not hagiographic, this new film about Notre Dame's late president chronicles his enormous influence in the latter

Upcoming trip to Eastern Europe may see pope New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00Experts say the May 5-7 papal visit to Bulgaria and North Macedonia could be particularly sensitive, as Francis will be facing individual, historic di

Your thoughts on Pope Francis' sixth year, clericalism, New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00Your thoughts: NCR readers are welcome to join the conversation and send us a letter to the editor. Here is a sampling of letters received in the

Copy Desk Daily, April 26, 2019 New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00NCR Today: The Copy Desk Daily highlights recommended news and opinion articles that have crossed our desks on their way to you.

Pope's quotes: Nothing is impossible with God New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00Pope's quotes: "May a new season finally begin, in which the globalised world can become a family of peoples."

The sheer delight of leaping New! 2019-04-26 04:00:00Daily Easter Reflections: Ancient literature indicates a comfort with the delights of play and the power of play in ways that our contemporary society

Pope names Bishop Hying of Gary as new New! 2019-04-25 16:31:06Pope Francis has named Bishop Donald Hying of Gary, Indiana, as the new bishop of Madison, Wisconsin.

Baltimore releases names of 23 priests accused of 2019-04-25 14:20:27The Archdiocese of Baltimore has published an additional 23 names of priests who had been accused of child sexual abuse after they were deceased.

In about-face, Peruvian archbishop withdraws suit against journalist 2019-04-25 13:21:03After a court ruled in his favor, Peruvian Archbishop José Eguren Anselmi of Piura unexpectedly withdrew his defamation suit against a journali

Have complete faith in the Resurrection 2019-04-25 11:11:12The Peace Pulpit: Maybe we're more like the person in the Gospel. "Yes I believe, but help my unbelief because it's a struggle." Sometimes we

Court says Philadelphia can end faith-based agencies' foster 2019-04-25 09:42:40The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled that the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Two generations, one prophetic call for climate justice 2019-04-25 09:09:56Commentary: Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg are united in their unwavering commitment to action. As the United Nations climate body debates the p

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