USA: A Catholic Call for LBGTQ Non-Discrimination
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USA: A Catholic Call for LBGTQ Non-Discrimination

Catholic social teaching provides “a clear basis” for church leaders to support nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community, according to a statement from an LBGTQ advocacy group signed by more than 250 of the nation’s leading Catholic theologians, church leaders, scholars and writers. “A Home for All: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination,” released Aug. 9…

Cameroon: Catholic Relief Services Step Up Aid to Victims of Anglophone Crisis
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Cameroon: Catholic Relief Services Step Up Aid to Victims of Anglophone Crisis

As the Anglophone crisis enters it fifth year in Cameroon, Catholic Relief Services is stepping up to help the civilians affected by the conflict. Catholic Relief Services, the international development arm of the U.S. bishops, has now set up the “Anglophone Crisis Emergency Response (ACER).” “The project is designed to meet the immediate food and…

USA: Bryan Massingale – Truth Matters
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USA: Bryan Massingale – Truth Matters

Truth matters. Words matter. The truth of the option for the poor and vulnerable, a truth grounded in the wisdom spoken so often by Mother Theresa of Calcutta: “It is our Christian conviction that we encounter Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor.” A truth undermined by calling immigrants “rapists,” the poor “parasites,” and…

USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump
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USA: Making Sense of Catholic Attitudes towards Trump

In the weeks before the election, I received Facebook messages from many Catholics struggling to make sense of pastors who cast the election in such terms or condemned Democrats outright, either from the pulpit or in private conversations. Many felt not only attacked for their political views but alienated from their own parishes. “How do…

Taking the Knee for the Disinherited – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM  Part 3/3
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Taking the Knee for the Disinherited – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM Part 3/3

A Reminder for Mill Hill Missionaries from St Joseph’s College, Mill Hill: A recent message from the Cameroon mission recalls the ordination of Fr Elvis Berka in Kumbo fourteen years ago. Fr Elvis wrote that there will soon be twenty-six ordained Cameroonian members of the Mill Hill Missionaries. Therefore in Cameroon and throughout the Mill…

Taking the Knee for the Disinherited – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM  Part 2/3
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Taking the Knee for the Disinherited – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM Part 2/3

The First Black Major League Baseball Player in the 20th Century: Jackie Robinson was a Black baseball player admired and loved by many of his generation, Black and White. But there was sadness in his life that most of his admirers were unaware of. He wrote in his 1972 memoir, I Never had it made:…

‘Taking the Knee for the Disinherited’ – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM  Part 1/3
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‘Taking the Knee for the Disinherited’ – An Essay by Fr Robert O’Neil MHM Part 1/3

Taking the Knee for the Disinherited You must also study and learn the lessons of history because humanity has been involved in this soul-wrenching, existential struggle for a very long time. People on every continent have stood in your shoes, though decades and centuries before you. The truth does not change, and that is why…