Bishops ask Catholics to call Congress on immigration

Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2013 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As L.A. Archbishop José Gomez laments the lack of urgency to reform the immigration system, the U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to call and write Congress to support “just and compassionate immigration reform.” “Immigration reform can’t wait. We can’t let another year slip away, doing nothing,” Archbishop Gomez said in his Nov. 8 column for Los Angeles' archdiocesan newspaper, The … [Read more...]

As temperatures drop, diocese offers heating assistance

Pawtucket, R.I., Nov 9, 2013 / 01:20 pm (CNA).- With his home heating fuel tank empty and the unseasonably mild temperatures waning at the end of October, Leo Tremblay resorted to covering himself with blankets during the day, and sleeping in layers of clothing at night in order to keep warm in the drafty trailer that has served as his home since 1976.When even the layers of blankets could not stop him from shivering as the mercury dropped, he visited the diocese’s Project Hope office … [Read more...]

Pope’s words show ongoing conversation with world

Vatican City, Nov 9, 2013 / 07:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ priority is the pastoral care of the people entrusted to him, and his words are intentionally suited to this purpose; but this does not mean he will concede on doctrine, a noted Vaticanista has explained. In two recently published articles at L'Espresso, Sandro Magister sketched out the peculiar style of Pope Francis' informal means of communication. Magister maintains that Pope Francis has inaugurated a … [Read more...]