At the American bishops’ fall general meeting last year reporters pressed hard to find signs of the Francis effect. But when the bishops gather next month in Baltimore, the press corps can relax. All they need do now to observe the pope’s impact on the American hierarchy is take a look at the newly named Archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich.
With numerous armed conflicts raging in various parts of the world, and the Vietnam War worsening, Pope Paul VI on Oct. 4, 1965 proclaimed before the U.N. General Assembly: “No more war, war never again. It is peace, peace which must guide the destinies of peoples and of all mankind.”
California voters will be faced with several key ballot initiatives Nov. 4. California Catholic Conference has prepared this brief summary of the text and the arguments of the proponents and opponents of the propositions which will appear on the ballot for California’s ballot. Much more information and valuable links are available on www.cacatholic.org.
Back in New England, my brother Geordie’s been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He developed his passion for boats as a kid, out fishing and pulling lobster traps with my father.
True respect for life requires us to get out of our comfort zone.
Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1.
Guadalupe is a tucked-away town in Santa Barbara County, 175 miles from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the northwestern-most community of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
In California there are several forms of punishment for those among us who have committed crimes. Individuals found guilty of a criminal offense can be placed on probation, fined or incarcerated in a jail or prison. Minors can be punished and sentenced to juvenile facilities and, in some cases, minors who are 14 or older can be treated as adults. Sentences often “do not fit the crime.”
We need to do something!
With the barbaric Islamic State now controlling large portions of Iraq and Syria, and inflicting rape, torture and even beheading on those who do not conform to their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, it is imperative that they must be stopped.
It began last spring, the Saturday before the Church celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday.
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