Issues and Politics
By Heather Voccola on October 7, 2007
As we live our fast-paced lives there is a danger that we can put faith at the end of the list. As long as everything is speeding nicely along, it doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem. But there are moments that reveal how deep our faith is…
By Alex Kubik on April 15, 2007
Some official estimates say that 27 million people live in slavery worldwide today. Ten million are in India alone. In fact, there are more people in slavery today — in 2007 — than in any time in recorded history!
By Elias Crim on January 15, 2007
The U.N.’s recent Human Development Report stated that nearly 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water and proper sanitation… The problem is not due to any scarcity of this precious resource: it is due to a lack of political and social commitment to solving the problem.
By Ellen Farrel on September 7, 2006
“Members, would you help me recognize a modern-day hero—Gianna Jessen?” said Colorado State Representative Ted Harvey. Applause exploded. No one knew there was more, much more, to the story.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on June 7, 2006
On May 13th Zacarias Moussaoui was sent to the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” prison, where the most dangerous federal criminals are kept. He narrowly escaped the death sentence for plotting to kill Americans in the September 11th terrorist attacks.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on March 8, 2006
Father Andrea Sontoro knelt down to pray. He had just finished celebrating Mass in his church in Trabzon, Turkey. A 16 year-old came into the church and approached him from behind. The young man pulled out a gun and shot Father Andrea in the back, crying, “Allah (God) is great!” Fr. Andrea died instantly.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on December 6, 2005
During the Christmas season, we as Christians hope to focus on the coming of Christ. We can do this individually by preparing a place for Jesus Christ in our hearts, and we can do this within our communities by sharing the gift of Christ’s love with others in our lives.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on October 6, 2005
“It’s the best reality show on the air.” That’s what one commentator called it. If we saw it ourselves, we got the impression that we were watching a championship fight. Yet it was a simple procedure in our United States Senate.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on September 7, 2005
Noelle celebrated her 2-year-old birthday at the White House last May. President Bush announced to the press conference, “You all are invited to partake in a little birthday cake.” She is just an ordinary little girl, but when she was frozen as an embryo, many people were fighting over her fate.
By Carlos Briseño on April 7, 2005
Often times, a family’s love is in expressed in simple, unnoticed ways. Sometimes, however, something so unexpected occurs that causes a family to express its love in public. And one such case involves a 41-year-old brain-damaged Florida woman named Terri Schindler-Schiavo.