A Message from the Editor
We have interviewed some of the experts on Addiction to provide some insight into the causes and treatment of various forms of addiction.There are books, articles, and videos that we hope will provide greater insight into this challenge that affects our families, friends, neighbors, and so many other whom we do not know and hopefully pray for.
Our mission includes helping people with cancer. Please read my interview with my friend Alwin Rex whom we have been trying to help for many months. I hope that our readers will consider sending him a donation. We have used the link to his PayPal account many times and it has been very helpful in sending a donation.
I was deeply saddened to learn of the Vienna Terror Attack. My mother was born in Vienna and I have relatives there.
The release of The McCarrick Report is making headlines all over the world and we have several reports on this including the full text of the report. I asked Father Hans Zollner, S.J. to update his interview with a comment and he wrote “Without the courage and determination of victims the report would not have been come about. In my eyes, this is an attempt by the Holy See to acknowledge and remedy the dismay and distrust many in the US Church have felt due to the McCarrick case. It is also an implementation of the principles of transparency and accountability from the February 2019 summit. The report is an unprecedented step, but I can't imagine it will be the last.”
The World celebrated the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States. In London they set oft fireworks, In Paris, all the church bells rang. In Chicago, they kept honking car horns for hours.
Nov 7 Clark St Celebration by Mike Jones
We ask all of our readers to pray for the end of religious hatred and terrorism in Europe.
In our December 1 issue we will be addressing African Challenges.
Prayer to St. Jude to End Addiction
God of life, You made me in Your perfect image, to live in Your love and to give You glory, honor and praise. Open my heart to Your healing power. Come, Lord Jesus, calm my soul just as you whispered “Peace” to the stormy sea.
St. Jude, most holy Apostle, in my need I reach out to you. I beg you to intercede for me that I may find strength to overcome my illness. Bless all those who struggle with addiction. Touch them, heal them, reassure them of the Father’s constant love.
Remain at my side, St. Jude, to chase away all evil temptations, fears, and doubts. May the quiet assurance of your loving presence illuminate the darkness in my heart and bring lasting peace. Amen.
A Quote to Remember
“Every drug addict has a unique personal story and must be listened to, understood, loved, and, insofar as possible, healed and purified. We cannot stoop to the injustice of categorizing drug addicts as if they were mere objects or broken machines; each person must be valued and appreciated in his or her dignity in order to enable them to be healed. The dignity of the person is what we are called to seek out. They continue to possess, more than ever, a dignity as children of God.” by Pope Francis
Prayer to End Human Trafficking.
Lord Jesus you taught us the value of human life, the dignity of every person,
You said, like Isaiah, you came to bring good news to the poor,
To set captives free,
To lift up the oppressed,
To give sight to the blind,
May we not be blind but inspired by your words and action,
to support the children, and free all the captured slaves,
the victims of the people traders, bought and sold as objects by the
human traffickers, may we set them free and end the scourge of human trafficking in your name.
Lord Jesus May your spirit be upon us. Amen by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Father Nikolaos Kakavelakis
O God, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, among us to lead us back to you. Through the priestly ministry, Fr. Nikolaos gives glory to your name, and leads the faithful in Lyon into an encounter with you through Word and Sacrament. We pray for him, that you may wrap your healing arms around him as he recovers from this terrible act of violence. May he find strength in the prayers of the community he serves, and the Church universal, and may his sufferings be joined to Christ on the cross, for the salvation and sanctification of the world. May Mary, the Mother of God, and health of the sick, intercede for him. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
by Deacon Andrew Matijevic Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Those Who Died and Were injured in the attack at Afghanistan university
Good and Gracious God, You know the Islamic State group said on a message on the Telegram app that it had targeted "the graduation of judges and investigators working for the apostate Afghan government." Covid 19 restrictions have been eased at the university in recent weeks and students have only recently returned to classes and dormitories. These wonderful men and women were desiring to learn about you and to love you. Please Lord hold them in your embrace. They have fought Afghan and U.S. forces in the country for the past three years. Officials say some fighters have emerged in larger cities like Kabul and have been part of attacks that often resemble those of the Taliban. This group was trying to establish patterns of peace, which is currently involved in peace talks with the U.S.-backed Afghan government, said it was not involved in Monday's attack. Monday's was the second attack at an educational center in Kabul in the past few weeks. A suicide bomber killed dozens of people at a tutoring center on Oct. 24. Help those working for peace continue to do so. Welcome into your kingdom those who suffered and died in establishing peace. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D. Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for Victims of the Vienna Terror Attack
Please embrace those who have died in the Vienna terror attack and heal those who have been injured Llet your infinite love protect all those in Vienna and end the terrorism
by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism
A prayer for those murdered in the Nice Cathedral attack
“A New Beginning”
Lord, Lord, Lord!
Three people have come before you:
They came before you in silent prayer and then,
Unexpectedly, like fierce, freak weather,
They came in person –
We beg you to welcome them in all their unexpectedness,
To meet them in their coming and to have mercy on them!
Let them enter your flaming love and suffuse them with
Your heart’s embrace, like coals let them glow with grace
And, like the light on the sea, let them sparkle like stars,
But more brilliantly than the glowing colours of the rainbow.
Lord, Lord! Lord!
Three people were abruptly separated from their families,
You know the shock of the unexpected news of their death,
You know what shock waves spread throughout the country,
Around the world –
We beg you to send your consoling Spirit to comfort and encourage The relatives and those around, enveloping them
In blessings beyond telling, spilling over to all they meet.
Lord! Lord! Lord!
How we need your mercy to pour through the lives of all,
Running, like a flash flood, but staying, like ground water,
Seeping into the hearts that need softening, healing,
Helping us to go beyond recriminations, revenge,
Extremism, discouragement, and despair –
Rebuilding love, forgiveness, dialogue, understanding
That today there will be a new beginning
Unfolding in all our tomorrows.
by Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
Une prière pour les assassinés lors de l'attaque de la cathédrale de Nice
"Un nouveau départ"
Seigneur, Seigneur, Seigneur!
Trois personnes sont venues avant vous:
Ils sont venus devant vous dans une prière silencieuse et ensuite,
De manière inattendue, comme un temps féroce et anormal,
Ils sont venus en personne -
Nous vous prions de les accueillir dans toute leur imprévu,
Pour les rencontrer dans leur venue et avoir pitié d'eux!
Laissez-les entrer dans votre amour flamboyant et imprégnez-les de
L'étreinte de ton cœur, comme les charbons, laisse-les briller de grâce
Et, comme la lumière sur la mer, laissez-les scintiller comme des étoiles,
Mais plus brillamment que les couleurs éclatantes de l'arc-en-ciel.
Seigneur, Seigneur! Seigneur!
Trois personnes ont été brusquement séparées de leur famille,
Vous connaissez le choc de la nouvelle inattendue de leur mort,
Vous savez quelles ondes de choc se sont propagées dans tout le pays,
Autour du monde -
Nous vous prions d'envoyer votre Esprit réconfortant pour réconforter et encourager les proches et ceux qui les entourent, les enveloppant
Dans des bénédictions au-delà de dire, se répandant sur tout ce qu'ils rencontrent.
Seigneur! Seigneur! Seigneur!
Comment nous avons besoin de votre miséricorde pour se répandre dans la vie de tous,
Courir, comme une crue éclair, mais rester, comme l'eau souterraine,
Infiltrant dans les cœurs qui ont besoin d'être adoucis, guéris,
Nous aider à dépasser les récriminations, la vengeance,
Extrémisme, découragement et désespoir -
Reconstruire l'amour, le pardon, le dialogue, la compréhension
Qu'aujourd'hui il y aura un nouveau départ
Se déployant dans tous nos lendemains.
par Francis Etheredge Profiles in Catholicism
A Prayer for the Victims of Violence in France
O Blessed Virgin Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of France and of all, to you do we entrust the cause of life. Look down, O Mother, upon the men and women who are victims of brutal violence. Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for the world the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely. So may we build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.
Eternal rest grant unto the victims of violence, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them’ Adapted from JPII"s closing prayer of his encyclical on the Gospel of Life by Father Mark White
Prayer for America
When victory brings a leader with integrity and intent,
it brings hope of action into the fading light,
and dispels the hatred and anger of the night.
A leader who will right the many wrongs, undo the havoc and
end the chaos, call for healing and making peace,
so enemies can be reconciled and happiness increase.
Let calm and harmony come to tame the waves and stormy sea,
Lord let the power of your presence truly be.
More love in a loveless land to bring unity and end
exclusion and racist crime.
Let the leader bring peace and justice in due time.
May the healing now begin, and end the widespread sin,
With equality and respect, let dignity grow,
like the flowers in a garden where the pure waters flow.
Inspire us all to protect the vulnerable and grow back trust
bring honor to a nation damaged but soon to be renewed
and life again in the community of nations approved. Amen
by Father Shay Cullen Profiles in Catholicism
Physicians and Lawmakers attempt to tackle the national crisis by Wamara Mwine Profiles in Catholicism Link to Substance Use/Addiction
A Catholic approach to Substance Abuse by Brian Morales International Society of Substance Abuse Specialists
A silent addiction, The Irish Catholic by Tony Monahan Mind and Body Works
Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents by National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Opioid Epidemic During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Danielle F. Haley, MPH, PhD; Richard Saitz, MD, MPH JAMA. 2020;324(16):1615-1617.
Nonfatal Opioid Overdoses at an Urban Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Taylor A. Ochalek, PhD ; Kirk L. Cumpston, DO ; Brandon K. Wills, DO ; et al JAMA. 2020;324(16):1673-1674
Addiction in the South African Context by Pamela Maringa Jesuit Institute South Africa
Utah man at center of multimillion-dollar opioid drug ring will spend life in prison by McKenzie Stauffer & Associated Press 2KUYV
Priest Sex Trafficked Teen Drug Addicts for Decades: DOJ by Blake Montgomery Daily Beast
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Illegal Online Opioids Are Targeted by Mary Chris Jaklevic JAMA. 2020;324(15):1490
Public health crises collide: Substance abuse linked to COVID-19 susceptibility. by Dr. Yalda Safai ABCNews
Treatment and Healing of Sexual and Pornographic Addictions by Dr. Victor B. Cline Catholic News Agency
On Holy Ground by Mary Jane Moran Profiles in Catholicism Featured Report
Open Letter to Al-Azhar Institute’s Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb by Ashraf Ramelah Profiles in Catholicism
3 dead in knife attack in French church; terrorism suspected by Associated Press/Crux Link to War/Acts of War /Terrorism/Genocide
Pope prays for defenseless victims of hatred and terror Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of terror attacks that have bloodied European soil this week describing them as “deplorable acts that aim to compromise fraternal collaboration between religions”. by Linda Bordoni Vatican News
French Priest: Deadly Knife Attack in Nice Should Spur Catholics in France to ‘Unite with Christ’. Despite the vehement attempts of the French authorities to deny the Catholic roots of their country, by Solène Tadié National Catholic Register
Two French women charged over 'racist' stabbing of veiled Muslim women by France 24 Eastern Orthodox Priest Shot in France Emerges From Coma by National Catholic Register
French Bishops ‘Cleanse’ Nice Basilica After Attack by CNS/The Tablet
1 killed, 15 injured in coordinated Vienna terror attack by Jean Lotus UPI
Catholic Bishops of Austria: Pray for Victims of Vienna Terror Attack. Cardinal Schönborn noted that he had spent the night in his chapel in the Episcopal Palace, next to Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, thinking of the victims, police, and security forces. by Catholic News Agency/National Catholic Register
Bishops condemn terrorist attacks, lament mockery of faith by Elise Ann Allen Crux
As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons by Isabel Debre Associated Press/Crux
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USA: Over 3,000 Catholic leaders, theologians, call President Trump a threat to Catholic values by Independent Catholic News
Democracy’s Afterlife. Trump, the GOP, and the rise of zombie politics. by Fintan O’Toole The New York Review of Books
Across America, Muslims are becoming a fixture on the disaster relief landscape, Muslim American philanthropies are increasingly turning their volunteer efforts to emergency relief projects in the U.S. by Aysha Khan Religion News Service
Scottish charity provides emergency supplies to Beirut 2 months after blast by Charles Collins Crux
As a Catholic doula, I walk with women in joy and grief by Rebecca Christian National Catholic Reporter Link to Pregnancy and Pregnancy Chalenges
Former Marist High student sues, alleging school knew of abuse by administrator in 70s by Jordyn Brown Register-Guard
Vatican's explosive McCarrick report largely places blame on John Paul II by Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter Link to Catholic Religious Sexual Violence Against Minors
‘Hard times’ ahead for Church in Poland after cardinal sanctioned by Vatican by Paulina Guzi Crux
‘Who’s Who’ profiles of key figures in the McCarrick saga by Elise Ann Allen Crux
The McCarrick Report: Full Text and a Vatican Summary by Edward Pentin National Catholic Register
Australian media on trial for breaching order in Pell case by Rod McGuirk Associated Press/Crux Link to Media
Teen martyred while protecting the Eucharist beatified in Spain by CNA/The Catholic World Report
How Your Brain Tricks You Into Taking Risks During the Pandemic by Marshall Allen and Meg Marco ProPublica
Interview: Jim Wahlberg talks recovery, filmmaking and prayer by Sean Salai, S.J. America
Cardinal is freed after kidnapping by gunmen in Cameroon by CNA Daily News/The Catholic World Report Link to African Challenges
Mali: Religious extremism fuelled by poverty. Missionary priest of the White Fathers, Fr. Arvedo Godina highlights poverty, injustice and corruption as key causes of violent jihadist insurgent conflicts in Mali by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News Link to African Challenges and to Poverty and to
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Shots fired into Akron-area house with ‘Dump Trump’ yard signs, sheriff’s office says by Robin Goist Cleveland.com Link to Gun Violence
UK faith leaders call for government commission to tackle child poverty by Charles Collins Crux Link to Poverty and to Children Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
Without the ACA, my son — and other kids with preexisting conditions — could die by Tasha Nelson National Catholic Reporter Link to Ethics and Ethical Challenges in Healthcare and to Healthcare
Urgent vaccination campaign needed to stop spread of measles in Pibor by Médecins Sans Frontières Link to Measles
Angel Haynes, Black Trans Woman, Is 34th Transgender Person Killed in 20202020 continues to be the deadliest year on record for trans and gender noncomforming people. by Henry Giardina them Link to LGBTQ Challenges and to Murder
Pro-abortion group forbidden to use name ‘Catholics’ in Brazil by Eduardo Campos Lima Crux
Euthanasia’s Slippery Slope in Netherlands Set to Snare Children by Cardinal Willem Eijk National Catholic Register Link to Euthanasia and to Children Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
New Zealand on ‘dangerous path’ with legalized euthanasia, ethicist says by Charles Collins Crux
“Cost-Savings” Claimed as Euthanasia Benefit in Canada by Fr. Matthew P. Schneider, LC Patheos
Parliamentarians condemn abduction, forced conversion, marriage of Pakistani child by Independent Catholic News
COVID-19 complicates situation after Typhoon Goni slams Philippines by Catholic News/Crux
Caritas Philippines appeals for aid to help in recovery from super typhoon by Catholic News Service/Crux
UN, partners launch typhoon response plan in Philippines.The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines on Monday launched a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Goni. by Vatican News staff writer Vatican News
Philippine cardinal-designate says human rights are key to church mission by Catholic News Service/Crux Link to Human Rights
Catholic Girl in Pakistan Rescued by Police After Abduction, Forced Marriage by Catholic News Agency/National Catholic Register
Miracle Worker Father Ubald in Need of Miracle by Father Pablo Migone Patheos
Germany’s Far Right Reunified, Too, Making It Much Stronger. Thirty years after Germany came back together, the former East has become the stronghold of a once-marginalized movement that now sits in Parliament. by Katrin Bennhold The New York Times
German Man Arrested After Failed Attack on Synagogue. rosecutors have enough information to assume far-right motivation behind shooting that left two dead by Petra Sorge, Ruth Bender and Sara Germano The Wall Street Journal Link to Antisemitism
How ICE’s Bail Bond Scheme Lets Corporations Profit Off Migrants by Marzena Zukowska The New York Review of Books Link to General United States Immigration Challenges
Church must empower indigenous, not speak for them, cardinal says by Elise Ann Allen Crux
Blessed Carlo Acutis watched ‘Pokémon.’ That’s my kind of saint.Acutis’s beatification is a beacon to all those who live their lives, for better or for worse, increasingly online. by Mike Seay America
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Pioneering Rev. Clements paved the way for Cardinal Wilton Gregory by Laura Washington Chicago Sun-Times
Abortion and Racism: Conversations with three black, pro-life leaders by Monica Seeley The Catholic World Report Link to Abortion and to Racial Challenges and Outreach
Catholic Church's abortion fight has sown division, hindered progress, speaker says by Madeleine Davison National Catholic Reporter
I testified against Colorado’s extreme abortion law. We deserve better. by Anna Keating America
“The Memorial of Unborn Children II” portrays regret, mercy, healing. Slovakian artist Martin Hudáček’s newest statue tells the abortion story through mother, father, and the lost child. by Joseph M. Hanneman The Catholic World Report Link to Spirituality and Art
Polish Catholics urged to pray and fast after protesters disrupt Masses over abortion ruling by CNA Daily News/The Catholic World Report
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Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who slammed Trump, to become first African American cardinal by John Bacon USA Today
'Rescued from this evil': 179 arrested, 45 missing children recovered in Ohio's 'Operation Autumn Hope' by Jordan Culver USA Today Link to Children Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
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Catholic catechist shot dead in Papua by Ryan Dagur UCANews
Eleven-Year-Old Walks Thousands of Miles in Europe to Visit Grandmother During Pandemic by Currents News Staff/NetTV
Three models of priestly goodness by George Weigel Catholic San Francisco
With 9 new electors, Pope Francis remakes the college of cardinals by Thomas Reese, Religion News Service/The Associated Press/National Catholic Reporter
Looking into the Future Through His Eyes: John Paul II, the Catholic Church, and the Crisis of the West by George Weigel The Catholic World Report
A cemetery is desecrated, shaking Michigan’s Jewish community on Election Day by Yonat Shimron Religion News Service Link to Antisemitism
A history of anti-Catholicism: Telling the story of the Church in America by Matt Hadro CNA/The Catholic World Report
English religious leaders: Ban on public worship is without scientific basis by Catholic News Agency/The Catholic World Report
Nigeria's Catholic Church on the front line in protests against police brutality by Chinedu Asadu National Catholic Reporter Link to African Challenges and to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Dutch university can no longer call itself ‘Catholic’ by Katholiek Nieuwsblad Crux
Catholic, Jewish Leaders Mark 55th Anniversary of ‘Nostra Aetate’ by CNS/The Tablet Link to Catholic/Jewish Challenges
U.S. Arms Manufacturers Are Profiting from Atrocities .Blood Money by Fernando C. Saldivar Commonweal
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Making a Difference: What Our Suffering World Needs Most of All by Tony Magliano Indian Catholic Matters
Sharon Lavigne's fighting faith on the bayou. Black Catholic woman leads battle against giant plastics plant in Louisiana by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy EarthBeat
How China’s ‘wolf warrior’ diplomats use and abuse Twitter by Jessica Brandt and Bret Schafer Brookings Link to China Challenges and to Social Media
Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection in Adults.2020 Recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA Panel by Michael S. Saag, MD; Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD; Jennifer F. Hoy, MBB; et al JAMA. 2020;324(16):1651-1669” Link to HIV/AIDS
Salvadoran diocese calls for dialogue in increased border militarization by Rhina Guidos Catholic News Service/Catholic San Francisco
Trump, the War President, Leaves a Trail of Civilians Dead in Yemen by Murtaza Hussain Brookings
Ivy League Football Champion Addresses Crucial Nature of Fatherhood .Pro-life counseling, speaking and books and other media are now regular parts of Tyler Rowley’s life. by Trent Beattie National Catholic Register Link to Sports and Spirituality
Researchers Study Ministry and Life of Catholic Exorcists Dominican priest and exorcist Fr. Francois Dermine underlined the is. olation and lack of support an exorcist priest can feel within his diocese. by Hannah Brockhaus CNA/National Catholic Register
Exorcism: Increasingly frequent, including after US protests by David Crary Associated Press/Crux
The Soccer Mom Who Became a Satanist Because of RBG’s Death by Patti Armstrong National Catholic Register
Magic Resistance: Michael M. Hughes reflects on four years of witches casting spells to ‘bind’ Trump by Emily McFarlan Miller Religion News Service
Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Theoretical Model by Claire Burke Draucker, RN, PhD, CNS, Donna S. Martsolf, RN, PhD, Cynthia Roller, PhD, RN, CNP, CN, et al J Child Sex Abus. 2011 Jul-Aug; 20(4): 435–466.
Faith leaders call for political cooperation to tackle child poverty in England by Independent Catholic News Link to Poverty and to Children Challenges/ Outreach/Protection
Left Fascism Writing off the threat of ‘far-left fascism’ because Trump used the phrase in a speech ignores the deep roots of America’s current revolutionary moment by Russell A. Berman Tablet Link to Fascism
Taking a broader view of Vatican “anti-corruption” reforms by John L. Allen Jr Crux
Screen out: Disabled actors are still waiting for their place on the national stage by Magda Romanska The Conversation Link to Disabilities
Sisters bring inclusive education to children with and without disabilities by Kelechukwu Iruoma Global Sisters Report
People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials. Arizona is known as the best state in the nation for people with developmental challenges. But its Division of Developmental Disabilities has turned down thousands of people who seek assistance because of paperwork issues. by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, and Jill Jorden Spitz, Arizona Daily Star Link to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Politics, Economics, And The Dignity We Need: A Pastor’s Take On Pope Francis’ New Encyclical (Part Three) by Fr. James Kurzynski Sacred Space Astronomy Link to Astronomy
Painting the Saints: Artist Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs Takes Catholic Approach to Her Craft by Joseph Pronechen National Catholic Register Link to Spirituality and Art
Explainer: The history behind the Knights of Columbus and its founder, Father Michael McGivney by Nicholas D. Sawicki America
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Anguish Over Fatal Police Shooting in Vancouver Washington by Gillian Flaccus Associated Press/The Skanner Link to Police Brutality and Misconduct
Selma priest removed from church over photos and accusations of sex, drugs, and weapons by Corin Hoggard ABC 80
Arsonist who torched Black churches in Louisiana sentenced to 25 years by Associated Press/Religion News Service Link to Racial Challenges and Outreach
Structural Racism – Final Version by David Cruz-Uribe Patheos
Our church — and our country — needs a reckoning on race by Olga Segura National Catholic Reporter
Deacon John Somerville remembered for his steadfast Catholic faith despite racism he experienced by Mark Zimmerman Catholic Standard
‘I Bring Myself, My Black Self’.Sr. Thea Bowman’s challenge to the Catholic Church by Tia Noelle Pratt Commonweal
China donates to Unicef to tackle severe acute malnutrition in Senegal by Brenda Masile Independent Online Link to China Challenges
Report: Catholic Nuns in China Forced Out of Convent Amid Government Harassment by Catholic News Agency/National Catholic Register Link to Catholicism and China
After the Border Clash, Will China-India Competition Go Nuclear? by Toby Dalton, Tong Zhaom, and Rukmani Bupta Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Link to Nuclear Challenges
After scandals, Francis transfers financial authority away from Vatican's Secretariat of State by Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter Link to Financial Crimes
Environment and Climate Challenges, Advocacy, and Response by Brian Roewe EarthBeat Link to Environment and Climate Challenges, Advocacy, and Response
Are Catholic scientists a blessing or a curse to mankind? by Dr. Jeff Mirus Catholic Culture
Fresno diocesan priest accused of misconduct, gang links by CNA Daily News/The Catholic World Report
Kenya’s spotty internet service frustrates students as learning goes online by Francis Njuguna Crux Link to African Challenges
Cameroon’s Catholics in fear after gunmen attacks claim 7 livesby Patrick Egwu The Dispatch/The Catholic World Report Link to Gun Violence
Christians, Hindus called to spread hope, pontifical council says by Cindt Wooden Catholic News Service/Crux
She was Paris’s most famous courtesan. Then she found God. by Eve Tushnet America
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Eta deluges Central America, Mexico, leaving scores dead, thousands homeless by David Agren Catholic News Service/Angelus Link to Homeless
Immigration advocates: It will take Biden years to undo the damage of the Trump era by J.D. Long-García America
Pandemic leads multicultural parish in Israel to unite in faith by Judith Sudilovsk Crux
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