Despite theoretically slowing down over the summer months, Pope Francis remains one of those figures basically incapable of "down time." Among other things, he seems to be catching up on correspondence, including sending encouraging notes to an Argentine nun who ministers to transgender women in the pope's native country.
“National parishes” were common before 1920. They served the specific needs of ethnic Catholics, whether German, Polish, Portuguese, etc. Should the Church in the United States return to the model of "personal parishes" to better serve the specialized needs of the 21st century?
SANTA ANA, Calif. — When César Domínguez converted to Islam 12 years ago, he had one reservation.
“The first thing I said to myself was, ‘How am I going to become part of this Muslim community if my language is Spanish, and I go to the mosque and I interact with people in English, and the language of prayer is in Arabic?’” Domínguez, who was born in California but spent most of his life in Mexico, told NBC News.
“That situation creates a problem.”
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The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.
Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.
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