It is sad that we are still talking about building walls. Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. The world’s borders are becoming more fortified and more difficult to cross. Israel has constructed a massive border wall. Hungary and Saudi Arabia are reportedly working on walls of their own.
CHICAGO - After a circle of white wool was placed around his shoulders to symbolize his role as shepherd of the local church, Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich called the garment a constant reminder that he and his flock should reach out to those who are broken and suffering. Called a pallium, the garment has a rich history in the Catholic Church, and the ceremony took a different turn for Cupich and his congregation because of a decision by Pope Francis earlier this year to bestow the vestment in the archbishop's home church, not in Rome.
HAVANA-In the shadow of a giant image of Argentine Che Guevara, workmen are in the final stages of building the altar where Argentina-born Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza de la Revolucion during his four-day visit to Cuba next month.
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church members recently voted to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation meaning they publicly welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender believers to their church. Bill Knezovich, the church's pastor who recently came out as gay, says the church is the only Lutheran church south of Sacramento designated as RIC. Video: Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Beefirstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Justin Hoye, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kansas City, North: It is important to remember that anger, albeit a powerfully aggressive feeling, is not always an inappropriate one. There are moments when we should be angry.
Local residents raise their hands in the air as they pray for rain during the Tour of Prayer at Primera Iglesia Bautista del Orosi in Orosi. The Tour of Prayer travels every two weeks to a different Valley town especially hard-hit by the drought to pray for rain and other issues. The prayer circle started in Porterville and plans to end the tour there in October. Video by SILVIA FLORES email@example.com