“Pope Francis to activists: Stand with migrants, do not deny climate science, there is no such thing as ‘Islamic terrorism'”

From America magazine:

“In a letter written to a leaders of grassroots organizations and social movements meeting this week in California, Pope Francis said Christians must resist the temptation to demonize others, protect the earth and fight against ‘the invisible tyranny of money that only guarantees the privileges of a few.’

“Writing that the world is in the midst of an ‘historic turning point,’ Francis said the ‘worsening crisis’ presents both danger and opportunity, using language sure to recall tensions between some Catholic leaders and the fledgling Trump administration.

“’The grave danger is to disown our neighbors. When we do so, we deny their humanity and our own humanity without realizing it; we deny ourselves, and we deny the most important Commandments of Jesus,’ Francis wrote in the letter, which was dated Feb. 10 and published in Spanish.”

The full article is here.


Religious Freedom Narrowly Conceived

“Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., of Philadelphia, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, and  Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, jointly issued the following statement urging support for the draft executive order.”

Read it here. Remarkably lacking a broader trajectory, and how Muslims and others are sensing their religious freedom threatenened.