USA: Multi-faith Prayer Service in White Plains in Solidarity with Ukraine
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USA: Multi-faith Prayer Service in White Plains in Solidarity with Ukraine

The American Jewish Committee, Westchester Jewish Council, and the Westchester Human Rights Commission co-hosted the multi-faith prayer ceremony. Additional prayer services are being planned at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers. Willem Klaver MHM View short video

St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection
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St. Joseph: An Unexpected USA – Uganda Connection

When Daniel Campbell saw an email in his inbox last spring from Soroti, Uganda, his first thought was: Am I being scammed? Campbell, who directs Denver’s St. John Vianney Seminary Lay Division, had recently announced plans to teach a six-week online course that summer on St. Joseph.  The email in question was, purportedly, from a…

Latin America: Need to Make Afro-descendant Communities Visible
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Latin America: Need to Make Afro-descendant Communities Visible

Suyapa is Garifuna, a Métis people from the Caribbean coast of Central America, mainly from Honduras, where she was born. For the 57-year-old nun, who has been a religious for the past 34 years, the assembly was just a new stage in her long struggle. All her life, she says, she wanted to help the…

Catholic Social Teaching as Enacted by Six Ugandan Leaders
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Catholic Social Teaching as Enacted by Six Ugandan Leaders

In For God and My Country: Catholic Leadership in Modern Uganda, J. J. Carney gives us a glimpse of what Catholic social teaching looks like, not just in ideas but when it is incarnated. Carney, a theology professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., presents six case studies of Ugandan leaders who have enacted the ideals…

Kenya: ‘Undaunted’, a Memoir by Kiltegan Missionary Gabriel Dolan
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Kenya: ‘Undaunted’, a Memoir by Kiltegan Missionary Gabriel Dolan

Fr Gabriel Dolan is a member of St Patrick’s Society for the Foreign Missions (Kiltegan) and a tireless high profile defender of human rights in Kenya. In this book he presents a fascinating account of his struggles for justice and human rights in Turkana and elsewhere in Kenya, with a collection of columns published by…

USA: Breaking the Spell
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USA: Breaking the Spell

As you might imagine, the suggestion that “America Needs Catholicism” was not received enthusiastically by letter writers to the Times. One correspondent asked where the Church had been in the 1920s and 1930s during the advent of European fascism. A fair question, to be sure, but one that ignores how the Church became an outspoken and…

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USA: ‘White Nationalism Greatest Threat to Peace’ – Fr Bryan Massingale

“The brutal mob violence of Jan. 6 was a clear declaration that many white Americans would rather live in a white dictatorship than in a multiracial democracy. If democracy means sharing power with people of color, and especially black people, they want no part of it,” Father Massingale said. White nationalism’s “commitment to racist political…

Hispanic Catholics Still Unaccommodated in U.S.
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Hispanic Catholics Still Unaccommodated in U.S.

After more than a decade of researching parish life, and after teaching many cohorts of diverse pastoral ministers, something has become disturbingly clear to me: institutionalized racial and ethnic inequality, especially of the anti-Hispanic variety, is endemic in Catholic parishes.  There are statistics that bear this out. From 2011 to 2013, the National Study of…

John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices
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John Allen Jr on U.S. Bishops’ Vote on Communion Practices

In this episode: U.S. bishops vote on communion practices, Holy See cautions U.S. bishops against denying communion, meeting of Pope Francis and President Biden deferred, U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sides with Catholic adoption agency, three Catholic priests in Umbria leave priesthood to get married. Source: CRUXnow