OH NO!! Pope Francis’ “Peace Doves” Attacked by Crow and Seagull

Dove attacked

 As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square today, two white doves released in St. Peter's Square were attacked by a crow and a seagull. Small children had joined Pope Francis in the window of the Apostolic Palace to release the doves today, as a peace gesture following the pope's remarks calling for peace in Ukraine.  Civil unrest in that country this week has led to the deaths of anti-government protestors. I'm afraid peace is hard to … [Read more...]

The Bishops and American Business: Rethinking the Minimum Wage

Social Justice poster

DECENT WORK and JUST WAGES.  Those are the noble goals laid out in a January 8 letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, and signed by Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chair of the U.S. bishops'  Committee on International Justice and Peace.  The letter asserts that the current federal mi … [Read more...]