Author Archives: Dennis Sadowski

Concept of biblical jubilee comes to life

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi preferred that the focus wasn’t on him. The real attention should be on the difficult work needed to protect poor people in developing nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America from predatory lending practices that deprive them … Continue reading

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How you can help emergency response to Hurricane Matthew

With slow-moving Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast, aid organizations were responding to emergency needs from flooding, winds and landslides in Cuba and Haiti. Meteorologists said 24-30 inches of rain had fallen in some regions of Haiti, with devastating winds affecting … Continue reading

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Are the heavens calling you?

There’s a whole universe to discover if you just look up: planets, nebulae, star clusters, rare naked-eye comets, even the moon and the sun. Since I was a kid, I’ve explored the sky as much as I could. With my … Continue reading

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Word getting around that Sept. 1 is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Pope Francis a year ago declared that Catholics would join their Orthodox brothers and sisters and other Christians to formally mark Sept. 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This year awareness of the day … Continue reading

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What might it be like to tweet with God?

By Dennis Sadowski KRAKOW, Poland — To reach young people, Father Michel Remery believes you’ve got to go to where they are. Today that means using social media. Father Remery, a priest of the Diocese of Rotterdam, Netherlands, and vice … Continue reading

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June is Torture Awareness Month

Sunday is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture as declared by the United Nations. It’s one day during Torture Awareness Month to remember people who have been confined and beaten or tortured because of their political involvement, … Continue reading

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Investors pushing ExxonMobil to respond to climate change

Faith-based investors will ask ExxonMobil to change some of its corporate practices to better address climate change during the company’s annual general meeting in Dallas today. Working through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and advocacy groups, the shareholders have … Continue reading

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Nuclear disarmament seems distant as world faces new uncertainties

Prospects for a new round of nuclear disarmament worldwide are bleaker than just a few years ago because governments have lost the willingness to shrink their arsenals in the face of rising security threats. Heightening tensions between the United States … Continue reading

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Faith leaders call world to act quickly on Paris climate agreement

World religious leaders, including a Vatican official and the heads of regional bishops’ conferences, are calling on countries to promptly sign and ratify the Paris climate agreement. In a statement sent to world leaders ahead of the Paris agreement signing … Continue reading

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USCCB among religious organizations urging Congress to support $750 million contribution to Green Climate Fund

On the heels of the White House’s announcement that the United States has made its first $500 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund more than 120 faith-based organizations called on Congress to continue to support the effort in the … Continue reading

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