- Australian Catholic Education Week Focused on Sustainability
- House Approves State Aid Package
- Ignite the Spark Within Us! 24th Annual
Respect Life Conference; October 29-30 Florida
- “Journey with
- “Planet Earth”
Condemns Use of Embryonic Stem Cells in Tests on Humans Vatican Preparing New Document on Effects of Abortion on Women Vatican
- Young Adult Leaders Are Encouraged to Apply
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Ignite the Spark Within Us! 24th Annual
The greater the struggle the more magnificent the glory! The 24th annual Florida Respect Life Conference aims to shows us the glory that comes from working in Respect Life and Social Justice ministries and to ignite again the spark within each of us. Workshops include:
- Living in the Fullness of Truth: Understanding God’s Plan for Love and Life” by Barbara Groeber
- “Abortion in the Context of Catholic Social Teaching” by Rev. Richard Mullen, OSA
“Ethical Stem Cell Research: the Advancements Continue” by Claire Thuning-Roberson, Ph.D.
- “Come Back to God Who is Love and Mercy” by Rev. Carmello Romanello
- “Final Hour or Final Exit” by Joseph Mauceri, MD
- “Let Punishment Achieve Remediation, Not Retribution: What Does Our Church Say About the Death Penalty?” by D. Michael McCarron, Ph.D.
- “Hope Amidst Adversity” by Fr. Alfred Cioffi, STD, Ph.D.
The 2010 Conference will take place October 29-30 in
The new president of the
Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane and Honorary Chairman of the Catholic Climate Covenant, wrote a personal reflection entitled “Planet Earth” which appeared in the July 29, 2010 edition of the Diocese of Spokane paper, the Inland Register:
Concern about the environment has been accompanied by extremes of concern or lack thereof. The Catholic Church’s teaching on the environment takes a middle ground approach, highly nuanced, Scripturally based, with a call to wise stewardship of the earth on which we live, acknowledging the need for responsibility in the moment and for future generations. We have a strong tradition in the Church of sensitivity to the created world about us, both in Sacred Scripture and in some of our saints, like Francis of Assisi. Read more here.
Young Adult Leaders Are Encouraged to Apply
The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change encourages young adult leaders to consider becoming a member of the Speakers Bureau. The Bureau is being created to better meet the demand by schools, parishes, and other organizations to understand Catholic teaching on this important moral issue. Trainings will be in December in
Australian Catholic Education Week Focused on Sustainability
Catholic Education Week in
House Approves State Aid Package
On August 10, the U.S. House of Representatives temporarily returned from its summer recess to approve legislation that will provide over $26 billion in aid to states. The “Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2010,” (HR 1586) passed the House by a vote of 247 to 161. The package includes $10 billion to pay for education related jobs and $16.1billion for enhanced Medicaid payments to states for the next six months. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives will need to take action on its version of the child nutrition reauthorization bill passed by the House Education and Labor Committee in July. As previously reported, an issue of contention, in the House, has been on the absence of revenues to pay for the proposed reforms. To view a Catholic Charities USA press statement regarding the Senate child nutrition reauthorization bill, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S.3307), please click here.