In the News, August 20th


Catholic Relief Services is urging Congress to look deeper into the issue of immigration, specifically to try and reduce the need for migration in other countries and to look for the root causes of these migrations. 




Flash flooding in Manila has claimed the life of seven and forced more than 130,000 people from their homes. 



A new report out today shows the injuries that the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suffered during his shoot out with police days after the April 15 bombings. 



Pope Francis today celebrated the feast of St. Stephen, sending a message to Hungary.  The Vatican will reveal the canonization date for Pope John Paul II and John XXIII September 30th. 



Employees of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception recalled their involvement in the March on Washington, 50 years ago. 



A judge begins deliberation on Bradley Manning’s sentence; he faces up to 90 years for releasing information to WikiLeaks. 

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Bruce Snowden
4 years 6 months ago
I think it's a wonderful time in Church history when so many modern Popes are canonization candidates. For sure there are Popes John XXIII John Paul II. Then I've heard discussion along the way that Popes John Paul I and Paul VI are also under consideration. Unquestionably Pope Pius XII is also a worthy candidate, but ecupolitico considerations are hampering the freedom of the Church to move forward, awaiting it seems acknowledgment from Judaism that Pius did all he could to save Jews from Hitler's insanity. The truth is through Father Abraham we Christians are Semites along with Jews, so let us ask in prayer that our common father in Faith, Father Abraham, may hasten the day when the pro-Jewish sanctity of Pope Pius XII will be recognized and acclaimed by all, and misunderstandings come to an end. Holy Father Abraham pray for us!


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