The whole world in our hands

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Article Social Justice
Poverty is a global problem, and the entire human family will have to contribute to the solution.

 

As the first female secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church, Lesley-Anne Knight is hopeful but pragmatic. Women are under-represented in the confederation of 162 national agencies (Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities U.S.A. in the United States), and she hopes her appointment will help change that.


The whole world in our hands

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Social Justice
Poverty is a global problem, and the entire human family will have to contribute to the solution.

 

As the first female secretary general of Caritas Internationalis, the worldwide humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church, Lesley-Anne Knight is hopeful but pragmatic. Women are under-represented in the confederation of 162 national agencies (Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities U.S.A. in the United States), and she hopes her appointment will help change that.


Thousands set to 'fast' from media violence October 12

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People from multiple faith traditions are pledging to refrain from watching violence as entertainment during an upcoming week-long "media violence fast," October 12 - 18.


Franciscans sell coffee to benefit aging sisters, Honduran farmers

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PITTSBURGH (CNS) -- A Pittsburgh community of Franciscan sisters has entered the world of private-label coffee brands, aiding both their own aging sisters and poor Honduran coffee farmers in the process.


Archbishop hopes to see real work on immigration begin after election

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (CNS) -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio said he would like to see a moratorium on new state and local immigration legislation and echoed an earlier call by the body of U.S. bishops for an end to federal enforcement raids.


Catholic high schools aren’t just for the rich

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Article Marriage and Family Social Justice
The high cost of Catholic education leaves many in the dust. One mother argues that it will take the whole church to pick up the children who are left behind.

Last fall I found myself planting a yard sign in front of a modest house in Toledo, Ohio. I thought about the high school girl the sign was celebrating. “Home of a new NDA Eagle!” it announced.


First saplings of Vatican reforestation project to be planted

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The first saplings of the Vatican Climate Forest, a reforestation project to offset the Vatican's carbon dioxide emissions, will be planted in November, the Vatican newspaper said.


Congressmen outline proposal to ban sex-selection abortions in U.S.

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Despite evidence that sex-selection abortions may be occurring in the United States, U.S. law affords "less protection from sex-based feticide" than India or China do, according to proposed legislation that is to be introduced soon in the House of Representatives.


People must live morally, ethically, to save environment, says pope

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) -- The only way to put an end to environmental degradation is for people to live more simply and ethically, said Pope Benedict XVI.


Catholic Charities looks to improve affordable housing options

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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Catholic Charities USA has called for a nationwide effort to develop affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income people as they face mounting pressure to keep a roof over their heads.


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