Bishop George V. Murry, speaking to bishops gathered Nov. 13 for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops fall gathering in Baltimore, said that while racism was not unique to the United States, it “lives in a particular and pernicious way in our country, in large part because of the experience of the historic evil of slavery.”
Author feels the Catholic Church helps her to grow and sustain her relationship to God, connects her with other people and is a “conduit of grace, forgiveness, healing, wisdom and renewal.”
The Catholic Church has a rich tradition that encourages us to respect and reach out to people with mental health conditions.
There are many misconceptions about mental health and the Catholic church can dispel some of those myths as well as offer a pastoral response.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CNS) — Heroin and painkillers plague the streets of U.S. cities and small towns. Mexican drug cartels have turned swaths of that country into battle zones. In South Africa, young people are getting hooked on a drug made from a medication meant to fight HIV. Around the globe, a worldwide addiction […]
The first U.S. presidential visit to Cuba in almost 90 years and the diplomatic dysfunction on display over human rights concerns there underscores the need for the church to be a viable alternative to helping the Cuban people, according to one observer. “There is no question there are tremendous differences between both countries, and the […]