News Briefs

Honoring Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in September, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said the popular series gave the world a model of peace, tolerance and cooperation at a time of global tensions. • After a Polish immigrant was beaten to death by a teenage mob in Harlow, England, on Aug. 27, President Andrzej Duda of Poland wrote to Anglican and Catholic church leaders in the United Kingdom urging them to help to protect Polish migrants from xenophobic violence and abuse. •  Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore was the training home for five swimmers who represented the United States at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, held from Sept. 7 to Sept. 18. • The Grammy winner and country-folk legend Emmylou Harris will be heading up a series of concerts this fall to benefit Jesuit Refugee Service’s Global Education Initiative. • The Democratic vice presidential hopeful Senator Tim Kaine said in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign on Sept. 10 that his support for same-sex marriage is driven in part by his Catholic faith and that he expects the church could change its views as he did.

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The latest from america

A woman who told police that she and her family were from Sudan is taken into custody by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after arriving in February 2017 by taxi and walking across the U.S.-Canada border into Quebec. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters)
Canada is not innocent when it comes to immigration policies that have the potential to hurt individuals and divide families.
Dean DettloffJuly 13, 2018
In this June 6, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The private letter, sent more than a year ago, may have had changed Mr. Kelly’s mind for a time.
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 13, 2018
May the best team win. Actually, may Croatia win, argues Travis Timmons.
Travis Timmons July 13, 2018
We asked readers how they find God and upkeep their faith over summer.
Our readersJuly 13, 2018