Tag: Good Samaritan

The new encyclical’s formidable challenge

The new encyclical’s formidable challenge

| David Gibson | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The social encyclical Pope Francis released in October extends a formidable challenge to us all, the challenge to create “a different culture.” What kind of culture? It is the kind where people who basically are indifferent toward each other and deeply divided resolve their conflicts and begin to “care for one another” (No. 57).

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‘Fratelli Tutti’: Being a good neighbor

‘Fratelli Tutti’: Being a good neighbor

| Daniel S. Mulhall | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, in his new encyclical “Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship,” explores what it means to be a good neighbor. Reflecting on the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), the pope explains the importance of caring for others to build healthy relationships within families and communities, and then in our cities, nations and world.

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Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

| July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country.

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Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

Good Samaritan shows how to make God’s presence known

| Deacon Paul Baker | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is often remarked in both the secular and Catholic media today that society’s religious beliefs are declining. The Church has been asking the question these last years about what can be done to try to stem the tide of this alarming trend. Her answer so far has been to call for a “new evangelization.”

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