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Local crafters have made dozens of rosaries that will be given out to migrants. Photo: https://catholicphilly.com/Gina Christian

They will be handed out by nuns that make regular mission trips there to provide humanitarian aid.

[OP-ED]: The Democrats should rethink immigration absolutism

 08/08/2017 - 08:09
Republican senators from North Carolina Thom Tillis, Wyoming John Barrsso (left) and Texas John Cornyn give a press conference to present the Republican legislative proposal to increase border security and tightening of immigration laws on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (United States). EFE

In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.

EEUU: ¿país de acogida o paraíso del Cristianismo religioso?

 08/07/2017 - 06:00
El Papa Francisco se reunió por primera vez con el Presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, el pasado mayo en el Vaticano. AMbos líderes diferencias en aspectos como inmigración y cambio climático. EPA/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO / POOL

Una carta publicada en un semanario Jesuita por un padre católico y otro protestante - ambos muy próximos al Papa- acusa a la alianza entre integristas católicos y evangélicos en EE.UU de fomentar el fundamentalismo religioso en la política. La carta ha enfurecido a los católicos ultraconservadores americanos, entre ellos, el arzobisbpo católico de Filadelfia, que tildó a los autores de "idiotas útiles".

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Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.

Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

[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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Esther Cepeda