Tag: Human rights

Salvadoran human rights office pushes courts to prosecute saint’s killer

Salvadoran human rights office pushes courts to prosecute saint’s killer

| December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The human rights office for the Archdiocese of San Salvador is taking the country’s judicial system to task, urging the prompt prosecution of those responsible in the assassination of St. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, calling for an end to “creative” excuses for not doing so.

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Defining, protecting human rights is a common endeavor, speakers say

Defining, protecting human rights is a common endeavor, speakers say

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

An unbalanced focus on the word “rights” without a primary focus on the word “human” can lead to situations where the interests of the powerful or the wealthy prevail over the good of all human beings, which is what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights attempted to promote, said the Vatican secretary of state.

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Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

Respect the rights of all groups, pope tells Myanmar’s leaders

| Cindy Wooden | November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The plight of the ethnic Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front and center in speeches by Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, but neither publicly used the word Rohingya.

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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The new evangelization of America must be our only task for Hispanic theology and ministry, indeed our only task for all theology and ministry in our church.”

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The Catholic Church doesn’t believe in human rights — Huh?

The Catholic Church doesn’t believe in human rights — Huh?

| Jessica Zittlow | October 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

I found the reckless accusation, “The Catholic Church simply doesn’t believe in human rights” wedged between several other statements of supposed “facts” about the Catholic Church in the comment section of a recent online op-ed posting.

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