In a small church in New York, a sect of Catholics from south India struggle to hold on to a piece of ancient culture that is intertwined with an evolving faith community.
CHR Comment: The article does not explain why the anti-immigration group targeted this congregation for their protest.
Another family also is expected; Gov. Nikki Haley asked federal officials not to send Syrians because of security concerns.
CHR Comment: Lutheran Services Carolinas, a charity-based social services agency, is helping to settle Syrian refugees in South Carolina despite the security concerns raised by immigration. The article explains the issues of inadequate security checks as well as the disagreements between federal and state officials.
Church attendance may be falling in Poland as elsewhere across Europe, but the victory of conservative opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in Sunday’s election will likely advance the role of Roman Catholic values in public life and government.
CHR Comment: The comparisons are made with the high point in church attendance and Catholic piety in the 1980s. The changes are compelled by reactions to life issues such as in vetro fertilization, immigration, and materialism. A number of politically vocal priests are named.
The begins with the deaths of two Ethiopian Orthodox men who were trying to get to Italy to find work but who were killed by Muslims. It then explains the conditions in Ethiopia that caused the men to risk their lives attempting to get to Europe. Grief Mixes With Anger Over Christian Ethiopian Deaths – NYTimes.com.