An appeal is being made to Turkey's highest administrative court to have it reject a proposal of having Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia revert to being a mosque instead of a museum.
My heart rate spiked. My hands began to shake and sweat and then turned cold. I was suddenly alert, alarmed. Were we just zoombombed?
In a homily Father VanDenBroeke gave on Jan. 5, the feast of the Epiphany and, in Minnesota, Immigration Sunday, he acknowledged the complexity of immigration as a political issue and that the Bible challenges Catholics to "welcome strangers."
The aid reached families in Berdale, a small town center of 50,000 people, including 6,000 people displaced from their homes.
Representatives from the Catholic and Orthodox churches and the Muslim and Jewish faiths signed a joint declaration at the Vatican reaffirming each religion's clear opposition to euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.