Jesus was a refugee — a fact that should be remembered as societies deal with modern issues of emigration and immigration, Pope Benedict said.
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As Democratic and Republican senators in the U.S. pressed their divergent views on the New START agreement with Russia outlining the next phase of nuclear disarmament during final debate in December, a wide array of Catholics played a major role in getting the pact ratified.
Today's model of "consuming" journalism bears little resemblance to the old-time model of perusing the newspaper for 20 or 30 minutes at a time at the breakfast table and after work, the head of a journalism think tank told members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Communications Jan. 12.
The search for Christian unity has not been easy, but it already has drawn Christians closer to one another and made Christianity more attractive to those who do not believe, Pope Benedict said.
The Eternal Word Television Network, based in Irondale, Ala., has signed a letter of intent to acquire the National Catholic Register, which describes itself as "the nation's leading Catholic newspaper."
Looking ahead to his retirement in February, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote that he intends to spend the coming months and years "walking in solidarity with the 11 million immigrants who have come to the United States to improve their own lives and the life of our country."
Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan said government leaders need to take "skilful action" to guarantee freedom of conscience of citizens.
Pope Benedict asked young people not to hide their energy and enthusiasm, but to be realistic about the risks they take and, especially, to be extra careful when driving.
Top Muslim academics in Egypt have announced they are suspending all dialogue with the Vatican to protest Pope Benedict's remarks about anti-Christian violence in Egypt.
This month's column will coincide with the arrival of credit card statements in the mail. After the spending spree of Christmas the reality of what we now owe follows. For some, January bills can serve as a wake up call as to their total debt load, which may require immediate corrective action. more . . .