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US Bishops Back Obama Immigration Decision
Last edited 20th June 2012

A decision last week by President Barack Obama to defer deportation for all young people eligible under the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was welcomed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


In Rio, Catholic Leaders Agree: People Must Come First
Last edited 20th June 2012

With political leaders from around the world gathering in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the future of the planet, Catholic leaders said governments must not forget to put people at the forefront of their policies. At a press conference June 17, the Vatican's apostolic nuncio and permanent observer to the United Nations, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, reiterated the Holy See's position that people must remain at the center of policies in all aspects of sustainable development.


Rio+20: Religious Groups Making Sure Governments Don't Forget the Social Dimension
Last edited 18th June 2012

As world leaders, CEOs and a number of representatives of civil society take part in the 2-day Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit, a 'People’s Forum for Social and Environmental Justice' has been set up to remind these world leaders of what is really important! The Forum is made up of environmental activists, indigenous peoples, aid organizations, development agencies and religious communities, coming together to identify solutions to the multiple and rising crises we face as humans on planet earth.


Nepal: Tourist Plane Crashes in Himalayas, 12 Dead
Last edited 14th May 2012

A tourist aircraft carrying 21 people crashed this morning in Jomsom (Pokhara, Nepal North). 12 passengers died on impact, including four Indians. The eight survivors were hospitalized in critical condition. According to Raj Laxmi, governor of the district of Pokhara, the private company Agri Air plane crashed into a hill during landing maneuvers at Jomsom.


Is a "Green Economy" the Economy of the Future?
Last edited 24th April 2012

When it comes to the economy, some experts say the focus needs to be on a sustainable Green Economy. Recently, the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome hosted a lecture titled “Green Economy” where more than 20 professors discussed why it shouldn't be ignored.


10 Cool Bridges from Around the World
Last edited 17th April 2012

Check out the Moses bridge in the Netherlands! You will feel like Moses as he parted the red sea when walking over this iconic bridge!

Vinnies NSW Launches Appeal as Wagga Wagga Floods
Last edited 6th March 2012

More than 13,000 people had been evacuated from their homes in towns across the Australian state of NSW as flood waters continued to rise. One of the worst hit areas is Wagga Wagga where the Murrumbidgee River is threatening to reach 10.9 metres or higher. The levee around the CBD including the city's historic Gothic Revival St Michael's Cathedral, is 11 metres high but there are fears it may fail.


Towering Church Protected Homes From Tornado's Blast
Last edited 6th March 2012

Father Stephen Beatty was fast asleep when the tornado hit Ridgeway, Ill., at five in the morning on Feb. 29. He awoke to a “loud tearing noise” that could have been the sound of his rectory dormer being ripped off. Or it could have been the roof on St. Joseph Church next door and the towering, 118-year-old, Gothic-revival church collapsing inward.

Snow Damages Colosseum, Medieval Churches in Italy
Last edited 15th February 2012

Heavy snow in recent weeks has already wreaked havoc across Europe -- now it is damaging some of the continent's most recognized historic monuments.

Access to Water - Pope's Prayer Intention for February 2012
Last edited 9th February 2012

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That all peoples may have access to water and other resources needed for daily life." Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict XVI's general prayer intention for February 2012 in this video.

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