Catholic Church

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

Only traitors will help build wall, says Catholic Church in Mexico

 03/27/2017 - 05:34
A man on the United States talks to a relative on the Mexican side through the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. The park is the most southwest point in the United States. EFE/JASON SZENES
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Mexicans who help build U.S. President Donald Trump's planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said

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A man on the United States talks to a relative on the Mexican side through the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. The park is the most southwest point in the United States. EFE/JASON SZENES

[OP-ED]: Is your phone eavesdropping on your conversation about cannibalism? Mine may have.

 03/08/2017 - 18:41

Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you were to read biology professor Bill Schutt’s new book “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” you’d have lots to talk about at the dinner table.

There are, for instance, sections on how cannibalism is portrayed in popular culture, news stories and historical texts. Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:10am
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Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Cabrini University: Betting on Immigrants

 01/10/2017 - 14:31
Led by the university’s current president, Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini has launched an ambitious plan to increase Latino student enrollment 25 percent over the next several years. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

The Catholic institution from the Philadelphia suburbs has an ambitious plan to increase its Latino student population to 25%.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini University, Francesca Cabrini, latinos, Alicia Lozano
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Led by the university’s current president, Donald B. Taylor, Cabrini has launched an ambitious plan to increase Latino student enrollment 25 percent over the next several years. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

God Pays

 12/02/2016 - 06:43
Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia
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Churches not only bring faith and civic value, but also an economic value, an "economic halo" that averages $1.5 million per congregation in Philadelphia, according to a recent report by Partners for Sacred Places and University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Cnaan.

That report, "How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Economic 'Halo Effects,' " put the economic weight of the archdiocese and other Catholic entities in Southeastern Pennsylvania at $4.2 billion in fiscal 2015.

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Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia

'Encuentro' and the search for Latino priests in Philly

 04/13/2017 - 23:57
Latinos make up most of the Catholics in  the area and many churches are looking for the next Latino leaders of the church.