IN THE NEWS
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
"Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved."
During World War II Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty was a huge critic of fascism and wound up in prison. In Oct. 1945 he became head of the Church in Hungary and spoke out just as strongly against Communist oppression. He wound up back in prison for eight more years, including long periods of solitary confinement and endured other forms of torture. In 1949 he was sentenced to life in a show trial that generated worldwide condemnation.... full article
"They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse."
Last July, a woman from El Salvador arrived at the Fort Erie border crossing in Buffalo, New York, seeking refuge in Canada. The woman, known only as E, was accompanied by her two young daughters, one still young enough to be fed from a bottle. She threw herself on our mercy, filing a refugee claim based on her fear of being deported by the US to her home country, where she says she had been raped by gang members who harangued her family and threatened to kill her.... full article
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."
Following Italy’s refusal last week to allow more than 600 vulnerable people rescued in the Mediterranean to disembark at its ports, their rescue ship arrived in Valencia, Spain, today after several unnecessary additional days at sea.... full article