Ryan says he was ‘wrong’ about views on poor in latest talk at Georgetown

WASHINGTON (CNS) — House Speaker Paul Ryan apologized for his earlier criticism of recipients of government benefits as “takers and makers,” and said Republicans strive for a country that is “open, diverse, dynamic” in a speech at Georgetown University. Ryan’s one-hour talk April 27 at the Jesuit-run university’s Gaston Hall was billed by him as […]

Bishops welcome Commons vote to declare ISIS atrocities ‘genocide’

LONDON (CNS) — Catholic bishops have welcomed a unanimous vote by the House of Commons declaring atrocities committed by Islamic State as “genocide.” Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said the 278-0 vote recognized “the tragedy being suffered by the people of Syria and across the Middle East.” “Their plight demands our attention and action,” said […]