Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

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AP President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. In his official proclamation he called on “Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. […]

DOWN THE ‘TUBEYouTube accused of CENSORSHIP over controversial new bid to ‘limit’ access to videos

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Jasper Hamill UK Sun YOUTUBE has been accused of censorship after introducing a controversial new policy designed to reduce the audience for videos deemed to be “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences”. The Google-owned video site is now putting videos into a “limited state” if they are deemed controversial enough […]

Pope and Patriarch: A common declaration for a shared world

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Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis CRUX Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis, Bartholomew’s theological advisor on environmental issues, says the message comes at a time of global crisis and international instability. […]

Church in India marks day of prayer for creation

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Nirmala Carvalho CRUX Indian Cardinal Telesphore Toppo said “tribal Catholics in India have impressed in their hearts that they are God‘s people and the children of Mother Earth, a people with its own voice, its own dignity and its own security.” He was one of several Indian bishops who marked […]

Some U.S. experts think Pope, Patriarch may want Trump’s attention

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Christopher White CRUX U.S. Catholic climate leaders say that Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew‘s joint statement on the environment are a veiled criticism at the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. The document, they argue, offers both pastoral and practical wisdom for Christian communities to work together for […]

Pope, Patriarch: ‘Cry of the earth’ and cry of the poor are one voice

Inés San Martín CRUX Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew released a joint statement to mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on Sept. 1. They both say that they’re convinced there’s no sincere and enduring solution to the ongoing ecological crisis unless “the response is concerted […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts

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White House NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY AND FOR OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, […]

Pope, Patriarch: Care for creation includes respect for people

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Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency Vatican City, Sep 1, 2017 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew sent a joint message Friday for the World Day of Care for Creation, which says that we have lost sight of our responsibility for God’s creation, including our fellow human […]

U.S. Catholics and Protestants agree: 500 years after Reformation, they have more in common than not

Emily McFarlan Miller CRUX According to a new survey, more Protestants reported they believe salvation comes through a mix of faith and good works (52 percent) — the traditionally Catholic position — than through “faith alone” (46 percent). That belief — “sola fide” in Latin — is one of five […]