Catholic leaders hope message from pope and U.S. bishops will revive immigration reform. But although Obama recently signaled that he may be willing to soften the rules on deportation — and the girl’s father was released from federal detention Thursday — there is no indication that the late-hour involvement of even the most senior Catholic officials is likely to move House Republicans to reopen debate on broader immigration reforms.
“What’s happening is extraordinary. Between the pope listening to a 10-year-old girl and Cardinal O’Malley going to the border, this is the best the church has to offer,” said John Carr, a former official of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops now with Georgetown University. “The big question is whether anybody is listening.” The Obama administration has deported nearly 2 million illegal immigrants, hoping to use that tough policy as a bargaining chip with Congress on broader reforms. Immediately, however, House Republican leaders warned that such unilateral actions would jeopardize any chance of getting reform back on the table. Rsnunez : La región 4 de la región... El papa Francisco aceptó la renuncia del "obispo del lujo" alemán Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst. El papa Francisco aceptó hoy la renuncia del llamado "obispo del lujo" de Limburgo, el alemán Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, quien estaba suspendido desde octubre del año pasado por gastar 31 millones de euros en la refacción de su sede obispal.
La Santa Sede explicó que "la situación en la diócesis de Limburgo impide el ejercicio fecundo de su ministerio", por lo que el sumo pontífice aceptó la dimisión presentada el 20 de octubre pasado por el purpurado y nombró como administrador de la diócesis a Manfred Grothe. El arzobispado de Córdoba autorizó el bautismo de una nena con dos mamás. El arzobispado de Córdoba autorizó el bautismo de una nena hija de una pareja constituida por personas del mismo sexo, en el primer caso registrado en un templo católico de la Argentina, confirmaron hoy fuentes eclesiásticas.
La celebración del sacramento se hará el 5 de abril próximo en la catedral cordobesa Nuestra Señora de la Asunción y será presidido por el sacerdote Carlos Varas. Fuentes eclesiásticas ratificaron a DyN que el arzobispo de Córdoba, Carlos Ñáñez, autorizó el oficio religioso tras sugerir "recomendaciones generales" para el caso. Las fuentes precisaron que el prelado pidió a Varas que le transmita a la pareja, constituida por dos mujeres, que tengan "especial atención" en la elección de los padrinos, a fin de que la niña "pueda crecer en la fe" católica. Asimismo, dijeron que Ñáñez dio al sacerdote indicaciones para tener presentes en el registro de bautismo, aunque sin dar detalles de cuáles fueron. Pope's new abuse commission is another promise waiting to be broken. The countless victims of clergy sex abuse have been waiting for 30 years for the Vatican to show it really understands the depth of the problem and is willing to do something real about it.
Judging by the latest move, naming members of a pontifical commission, victims will have to keep on waiting. 'Homeless Jesus' sparks debate on meaning of Christianity ucanews. The-catholic-roots-of-obamas-activism. Photo CHICAGO — In a meeting room under Holy Name Cathedral, a rapt group of black Roman Catholics listened as Barack Obama, a 25-year-old community organizer, trained them to lobby their fellow delegates to a national congress in Washington on issues like empowering lay leaders and attracting more believers. “He so quickly got us,” said Andrew Lyke, a participant in the meeting who is now the director of the Chicago Archdiocese’s Office for Black Catholics.
The group succeeded in inserting its priorities into the congress’s plan for churches, Mr. Lyke said, and “Barack Obama was key in helping us do that.” By the time of that session in the spring of 1987, Mr. This Thursday, Mr. A White House accustomed to archbishop antagonists hopes the president will find a strategic ally and kindred spirit in a pope who preaches a gospel of social justice and inclusion. But the Vatican — aware that Mr. As in many reunions, expectations, and the possibility for disappointment, run high. A Report from Romero's Funeral. The U.S.
Government's official position toward El Salvador is badly misguided. Of that I am now convinced. Prior to March 30, I would not have said this so confidently. The 'Terror' of Noah: How Darren Aronofsky Interprets the Bible - Cathleen Falsani. The controversial director talks about his lifelong fascination with Noah's ark and why it's the messages of biblical stories—not the historical details—that matter.
Christian Palma / AP; Niko Tavernise / Paramount Pictures When a seed is planted in the mind of a child, it’s impossible to predict accurately how it might take root and blossom in years to come. Surely whoever first told Darren Aronofsky the Bible story of Noah and the great flood had no idea how powerfully it would capture his imagination. Nor did he or she know that, more than 30 years later, Aronofsky would be a sometimes controversial, Oscar-nominated film director—or that the story of Noah would become his cinematic passion project. Aronofsky’s Noah is an epic, $150 million-dollar feature film that has managed to raise the hackles of some Jewish, Christian, and Muslim leaders (the vast majority of whom haven’t yet seen it) long before its official release on Friday. `El manifiesto de CL abre un diálogo con quien tiene dudas, se siente interpelado o confuso`
The pope, Obama and a former banker walk into a slum: does the 1% still win? In the 1990s, I was part of a wave of investment bankers that invaded Argentina, evangelizing the mantra of the unregulated free market, which had made us millions.
Free markets had become the religion of politics, and simple economic numbers like gross domestic product, the saints. Our days were spent lecturing Very Important People, our nights at fancy restaurants with tango dancers to entertain us. During one trip from my five-star hotel, which was in Buenos Aires but looked like Manhattan, my cab got caught in a swarm of banners and megaphones: political protestors from the neighboring slum. When Pope and President Meet. One man stepped into his new role promising change but has struggled to deliver it; the other, considered a “safe” choice by the men who elected him, turned out to be an effortless instigator of change from the moment he stepped out onto a Vatican balcony, greeting the world with a humble request for its blessing and overturning expectations from the start.
One is the first African American to lead the United States, the other is the first Latin American to lead the universal church. One found his first and only job with the Jesuits; the other cashed his first paycheck courtesy of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. On March 27 President Obama will get to meet Pope Francis, a man Obama has acknowledged as a source of personal inspiration, just as he is to 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide. The president has reason to believe that this upcoming visit with Francis should go even better.