Archives for September 2011

Benedict’s Visit to His German Homeland: Grace, Compassion and Truth

Day by day, Pope Benedict’s first official state visit to his native Germany brings encouraging reports:In Berlin, he met with German Jewish leaders.  In that meeting, Pope Benedict emphasized that what the two faiths “hold in common is not an insignificant part of their traditions.”  He went on to tell the dozens of rabbis that: It is clear to us all that a loving relationship of mutual understanding between Israel and the Church, each respecting the existence of the other, still has furthe … [Read more...]

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Rerum Novarum: A Labor Day Retrospective

On the first Monday of September, Americans say goodbye to summer with picnics and parades, fireworks and festivals. Traditionally, it’s the last day for women to wear white. It signals the start of the NFL and college football seasons.  It’s Labor Day!The first official Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882, with a parade organized by the Central Labor Union of New York as a way to honor the economic and social contributions of workers.President Obama is scheduled to speak in Det … [Read more...]

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