Elaine Grillo knows the faces of addiction intimately. Her mother, husband, son, daughter-in-law and nephew are all recovering addicts. She also lost a sister and brother to addiction. More ... Thursday, October 5, 2017
“I am scared. I wake up every day nervous to hear the news. I have three children, and they are scared their mom could be deported.”
Those were the words of a young parishioner from St. Mark Parish, Sea Girt, one of the 800,000 “Dreamers,” or youth brought illegally to the United States as minors, once temporarily shielded from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Barack Obama in 2012.
WASHINGTON • Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, initiated the committee Aug. 23 “to focus on addressing the sin of racism in our society, and even in our Church, and the urgent need to come together as a society to find solutions.”
He appointed Bishop George V. Murry of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Catholic Education, to chair the new ad hoc committee.
Summer offers many reasons for people to look forward to the season – beach weather, vacation time, relaxed schedules and a break from school. But for many across the Diocese of Trenton, that break presents a very real challenge: hunger.
Food pantries, typically supplied not only by state and federally funded food banks and monies, also rely heavily on the generosity of their neighbors: local parishes, schools and individuals who remember the nutritional needs of the less fortunate during their grocery trips and food drives. While people take a summer break, however, hunger certainly does not. More ... Thursday, August 10, 2017
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has initiated the Social Capital Project, a research effort that examines the importance of "associational life," which includes families, religious congregations and other communities. More ... Thursday, July 27, 2017