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Ciaran Freeman is an O'Hare fellow at America

Ciaran FreemanAugust 26, 2013
In his weekly message after the recitation of the Angelus on Sunday Pope Francis once again called for peace in Syria nbsp It was also announced that Pope Francis would meet with refugees from the Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome next month nbsp In Damascus people are praying and fasting for the sa
Ciaran FreemanAugust 20, 2013
nbsp 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 nbsp nbsp nbsp Flash flooding in Manila has claimed the life of seven and fo
In All Things
Ciaran FreemanAugust 19, 2013
Coptic Catholic Patriarch Ibrahim Isaac Sedrak speaking on behalf of Catholics in Egypt stated that the violence in his country is not ldquo a political struggle between different factions but a war against terrorism rdquo He also reaffirmed the strong Christian support for the military and po
Ciaran FreemanAugust 15, 2013
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of Pope John Paul II rsquo s Mass at World Youth Day in Denver Sister Mary Ann Walsh reflects on her involvement with the historic event nbsp Arkmore Kori reports on the recent elections in Zimbabwe while Kevin Clarke looks into the deteriorating situation in
Ciaran FreemanAugust 14, 2013
A group of schismatic African priests is looking for a new Pope to call their own one who shares their belief that priests should be allowed to marry Egyptian forces raid camps occupied by pro-Morsi protestors death toll is being reported very differently by both sides In Birmingham Alabama this
In All Things
Ciaran FreemanAugust 13, 2013
The United States State Department creates the nbsp Office for Engagement with Faith-Based Communities nbsp headed by Shaun Casey professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary nbsp North Carolina is sued after Gov Patrick McCrory signed a voting reform bill requiring strict photo