The following is to my knowledge the latest most reliable information about Syrian hostages.
Upended expectations in encountering the homeless
by John Freund, CM | Feb 18, 2015 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses
Unexpected transformations are occurring as volunteers provide haircuts for the homeless in the shadows of St. Peters.
Catholic News Service profiles Vincentian Cardinal
by John Freund, CM | Feb 9, 2015 | Vincentian Family
He was among those whowrote to U.S. President Barack Obama urging him to adopt a strong “position and full pledge on sound climate change policy.”
The more things change, the more they stay the same
by John Freund, CM | Oct 27, 2014 | Vincentian Family
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The tone of the debates about the document, “The Church in Modern World”, during a two year discussion of the document that has shaped the church for 50 years, seems eerily reminiscent of the discussion of the Synod of Bishops.
Christians the most persecuted group in the world
by John Freund, CM | Feb 15, 2014 | Church
It is a chilling report about Christian persecution 2.0 (or is it 200.0) in the world today. The Catholic New Agency offers the following report Experts testifying before U.S. lawmakers warned that many Christians around the world are facing serious persecution that...
Are catholic institutions catholic enough?
by John Freund, CM | Dec 7, 2013 | Vincentian Family
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., talks about the criticism of Catholic organizations that have been labeled as not being true to the faith. He served as chairman of Catholic Relief Services for the last three years, says what it takes to be a Catholic...
Pope’s sensitivity to migrants
by John Freund, CM | Jun 7, 2013 | Vincentian Family
In a powerful 1 minute video John Klink, president of the International Catholic Migration Commission, talks to Catholic News Service about Pope Francis' special awareness of migrants' problems. Francis himself said "I have come from the ends of the earth." Klink...
“Pacem in Terris” 50 years later (CNS)
by John Freund, CM | Apr 24, 2013 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses
Catholic News Service looks at how "Pacem in Terris" holds up 50 years after the Cold War-inspired papal encyclical on peace was written by Blessed John XXIII. Meghan Clark, Professor Moral Theology at St. John's University joins Cardinal Turkson and Maryann...
What comes after “Bless me, Father”
by John Freund, CM | Feb 18, 2013 | Uncategorized
The CNS offers insight in an article "tips for Catholics long absent from the confessional "Just come. Don't prepare. We'll do it in there. I'll help you with this. At the end of it, you're going to think about things we didn't cover. You can come again," said Msgr....
Pope App now live
by John Freund, CM | Jan 23, 2013 | Church
The Catholic News Service reports. " The Vatican launched a new “Pope App” on the eve of the release of the pope’s World Communications Day message, which will be dedicated to social networks as important spaces for evangelization. The new app provides live streaming...