Pope Warns against Rising Nationalism, Defends Universal Human Rights and Migrants

via Vatican News: It is clear, though, that relationships within the international community, and the multilateral system as a whole, are experiencing a period of difficulty, with the resurgence of nationalistic tendencies at odds with the vocation of the international Organizations to be a setting for dialogue and encounter for all countries.  This is partly… Read More Pope Warns against Rising Nationalism, Defends Universal Human Rights and Migrants

Pope Francis: Without Fraternity, Efforts for a More Just World Fall Short

via the Vatican: What is the universal message of Christmas? It is that God is a good Father and we are all brothers and sisters. This truth is the basis of the Christian vision of humanity. Without the fraternity that Jesus Christ has bestowed on us, our efforts for a more just world fall short,… Read More Pope Francis: Without Fraternity, Efforts for a More Just World Fall Short

Pope Francis Launches “Share the Journey” Campaign to Welcome Migrants

via Joshua McElwee: Pope Francis launched a two-year campaign led by the Catholic church’s global confederation of social service agencies to encourage better understanding of the plight facing the world’s record numbers of migrants and refugees Sept. 27. He called on Catholics to welcome those coming to their countries with “arms wide open.” Dedicating his… Read More Pope Francis Launches “Share the Journey” Campaign to Welcome Migrants

Whole Life Pope Identifies Immigration as a Pro-life Issue

Christopher White writes: During his in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia, the pope recalled that “I heard the president of the United States introduce himself as a ‘pro-life’ man. “A good pro-lifer understands that family is the cradle of life, and that its unity must be defended,” the pope said. The pope’s remarks… Read More Whole Life Pope Identifies Immigration as a Pro-life Issue