Pope Francis to Urge Unity During D.C. Visit
Emily Wilkins, Roll Call
Pope Francis will acknowledge the importance of Hispanics by celebrating Mass in his native language of Spanish during his visit later this month to Washington, D.C. But he’ll be speaking English during his much-anticipated address to Congress.
US Catholics are OK with non-traditional families: By the numbers
Marie Morelli, Syracuse.com
Ninety percent U.S. Catholics say a household headed by a married father and mother is the ideal environment in which to raise children, according to the Pew Research Center’s Survey of U.S. Catholics and Family Life. However, there is broad acceptance of families headed by unmarried parents, gay or lesbian couples, single parents and divorced parents.
Christians and Moslems discuss environment at Finsbury Park Mosque
Independent Catholic News
Mohammed Kozbar, director of the Mosque which has won awards for its contribution to the community, hosted the occasion. He particularly endorsed campaigner Bruce Kent’s view that conflict and the arms trade are major obstacles to addressing climate change, and welcomed the film ‘Conflict and Climate Change’ as an important contribution to the discussion. Names and contact details were enthusiastically exchanged with promises for future discussion. Just the sort of dialogue Pope Francis is calling for.