Entries by Bill Droel

Priests’ group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Priests’ group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app :: Catholic News Agency (CNA). Priests’ group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app A screenshot of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s voting app. San Diego, Calif., Oct 24, 2012 / 02:08 am (CNA).- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has released a non-partisan voting guide for Catholics in […]

Electoral Responsibility

Electoral Responsibility The Editors | OCTOBER 29, 2012 H ow will the United States change after Nov. 6? The political rhetoric has verged on apocalyptic. Yet while the outcome of the U.S. presidential election will have far-reaching consequences, especially for those who live at the margins of American society, candidates and voters alike should recall the […]

Tell American Crystal Sugar: We’re Not Buying It

Tell American Crystal Sugar: We’re Not Buying It   American Crystal Sugar has locked out 1,300 workers for over a year in an attempt to break the employees’ union and sweeten its corporate profits. Brave employees have been sacrificing their livelihoods while waiting for over 14 months to get back at the negotiating table and […]

RELIGION REMINDS SOCIETY OF OBJECTIVE MORAL NORMS

RELIGION REMINDS SOCIETY OF OBJECTIVE MORAL NORMS Vatican City, 15 October 2012 (VIS) – On 14 October, Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot M.C.C.J., secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, addressed the Istanbul World Forum, dedicated to the theme: “Justice and the Construction of a New Global Order”. In his remarks during the meeting, […]

California bishops laud dedication of national monument to Cesar Chavez

California bishops laud dedication of national monument to Cesar Chavez Monday, October 8, 2012 By Catholic News Service KEENE, Calif. (CNS) — California’s Catholic bishops said they were grateful that a national monument was being dedicated to farmworker labor leader Cesar Chavez, who “was profoundly influenced by Catholic social justice teaching.” Chavez, who co-founded the […]

Denver Catholic Charities, Social Ministries Director Named Head Of USCCB Justice, Peace, Human Development Department

Denver Catholic Charities, Social Ministries Director Named Head Of USCCB Justice, Peace, Human Development Department September 17, 2012 WASHINGTON—Jonathan J. Reyes, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Denver since 2009, has been named executive director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development of […]

‘Labor priests’ being trained to help immigrant, low-wage workers

LABOR-PRIESTS Jul-6-2012 (1,070 words) With photo. xxxn ‘Labor priests’ being trained to help immigrant, low-wage workers Father J. Cletus Kiley, a priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago, is pictured in the lobby of the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington July 5. The priest is director of immigration policy for UNITE HERE, a union for hotel, restaurant […]

On All of Our Shoulders

On All of Our Shoulders Table of Contents:  A Tipping Point A Threat to the Church’s Teachings Prudence Misused Prudence and Principle, Love and Truth Prudence and Policy 5 Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine Most in Danger of Being Forgotten or Distorted Conclusion  We write as Catholic theologians, academics and ministers concerned for our nation […]

Bishops say Biden made ‘inaccurate’ mandate statement :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Bishops say Biden made ‘inaccurate’ mandate statement :: Catholic News Agency (CNA). By Michelle Bauman Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2012 / 10:57 am (CNA).- The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” about the HHS mandate’s impact on religious institutions during last night’s vice presidential debate. “With regard to […]