Monthly Archives: September 2017

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY —Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope Francis is highlighting the importance of truth in his message for World Communications Day. The message will call for studying the causes and consequences of baseless information and will promote “professional journalism,” which always seeks the truth…

Catholic families leave Belfast homes after threats to their safety

Michael Kelly Catholic News Service DUBLIN —Catholic families in a cross-community housing project in Belfast, Northern Ireland, have been forced to leave their homes after a sectarian threat, thought to be from Protestant paramilitaries. The residents live in a new housing development that was part of a government-backed “shared communities” strategy. The movement was a…

‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share the Journey” campaign of Catholic charities around the world. Christians’ embrace of people fleeing war or poverty should be “a bit like the colonnade of St.…

Catholic Charities USA, Knights among agencies sending aid to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — Catholic Charities USA has sent $1 million in emergency aid to Caritas Puerto Rico, the Catholic Charities agency on the island, and the Knights of Columbus is including Puerto Rico in its expanded emergency relief outreach to areas hit hard by recent natural disasters. When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept.…