Monthly Archives: September 2016

In Georgia visit, Pope finds a country of Christian tensions

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on his visit to Georgia will find a country where dialogue among Christians is particularly difficult, with cool relations between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the country’s tiny Catholic minority.

For this reason his trip is “ecumenical, but not according to the common meaning of the word ecumenism,” a top official of the Catholic Church in Georgia told CNA.

The Georgian Orthodox Church – an Eastern Orthodox Church to which more than 80 percent of Georgians adhere – is considered part of the national identity. While it is …read more



Bishop Conley: You actually don't have to vote for either

Lincoln, Neb., Sep 30, 2016 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics who can’t in good conscience vote for either major presidential candidate are well within their rights to pick a third option, says Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Voters need to discern whether there is a candidate in each race who can “advance human dignity, the right to life and the common good,” he said in his Sept. 30 column for the Southern Nebraska Register.

“When there is, we should feel free to vote for that candidate – whether they are a member of a major party or not,” …read more



Pope Francis to Georgian Orthodox: Christ's love unites us

Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 30, 2016 / 08:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- God’s love and our unity in Christ are what enable us to overcome conflict and disagreement, and to spread the Gospel – which is what bears spiritual and artistic fruit, Pope Francis said in Georgia on Friday.

“Truly, the love of the Lord raises us up, because it enables us to rise above the misunderstandings of the past, above the calculations of the present and fears for the future,” the Pope said in a meeting with the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, which is one of the 14 …read more



Southern California clergy respond in partnership to El Cajon shooting

By Connie Larkman

Several United Church of Christ clergy and staff were present at the police department briefing Wednesday, Sept. 28, looking for answers as to why Alfred Okwera Olango died at the hands of an officer in that San Diego suburb.

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