Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Poll:Most Americans Angry at US Happenings; Only 26 Percent Said They Are Not Too Angry

According to a new CNN poll, most Americans are angry about how things are going in the United States, the Christian Headlines website reports today (September 15, 2021).

The poll, which was conducted online over a month between August and September 2021, found that 74 percent of Americans are somewhat (48 percent) or very (26 percent) angry about the way things are going in the U.S. today.

Only 26 percent said they were not too angry (17 percent) or not angry at all (8 percent) 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Few School Bus Drivers Keeps Some Kids Home; Mass.Uses National Guard to Drive School Buses

 America's schools have opened for the new school year, but some if the kids have not gone back to their classrooms,  the CNN website reports today (September 14, 2021).

The nationwide shortage of school bus drivers is one of the obstacles to get students into school classrooms.

Massachusetts has called up the National Guard to drive kids to and from schools.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Pope: Counter Fundamentalism with Schooling; Claims Sacred Are Exploited by Fundamentalists

 Unchecked poverty and ignorance help fundamentalist violence to take hold easily, Pope Francis said as he urged religious leaders and others in Bologna, Italy to counter the phenomenon by promoting schooling, the Yahoo News website reports today (September 13, 2001).

"We must help each other to free the horizon of the sacred from the dark clouds of violence and fundamentalism," Francis said.

The pope decried that about 5,000 people have been killed in places of worship throughout the world in the last 40 years. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Pope in Hungary, Warns of Antisemitism Threat; Says We Must Work Together, Support Fraternity

Pope Francis warned today (September 12, 2021) of "the threat of antisemitism" in Europe and beyond in an address to Christian and Jewish leaders during a brief visit to Hungary, where he also met with anti-migration premier Viktor Orban, according to the Times of Israel website. 

"This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn. And the best way to defuse it is to work together, positively, and to promote fraternity,"  the pontiff said. 

During the pope's one-day visit in Budapest, he was also set to meet with the country's bishops and various Christian congregants, as well as Hungary's Jewish community, the largest in Central Europe.  

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Biden Won't Be Closing Guantanamo Bay Soon; Prisoners of 9/11 Attacks Won't Be Tried in 2021

President Joe Biden faces major obstacles to achieving his goal of closing the prison in Guantanomo Bay, Cuba, including opposition in Congress for the men accused of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Washington Post website reports today (September 11, 2021).

This week, the five men charged with helping plan those attacks, appeared in a pretrial hearing at the prison.


Their trial is not expected to begin until at least 2022.

Friday, September 10, 2021

US Justice Dept. Sues TX over Its Abortion Law; Says Law Banning Abortion Is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Justice Department yesterday sued Texas over a new state law that bans abortion, arguing it was enacted "in open defiance of the Constitution," the Newsy website reports today (September 10, 2021).

The Justice Department argues the law unlawfully infringes on the constitutional rights of women and violates the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which says federal law supersedes state law.

The Texas law prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect a heartbeat -- usually around six weeks -- before some women know they are pregnant.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Top 3 Christian Leaders Meet on Climate Control; Issue an Appeal to Stem Effects of Climate Change

 The world's three main Christian leaders met at Vatican City yesterday and issued a joint appeal to members of their Churches to "listen to the cry of the earth" and back action to stem the effects of climate change, the Reuters website reports today (September 9, 2021).

In "A Joint Message for the Protection of Creation," Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew asked Christians to pray that world leaders of all United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November make courageous choices.

"We call on everyone, whatever their belief or world view, to endeavor to listen to the cry of the earth and of people who are poor, examining their behavior and pledging meaningful sacrifices for the sake of the earth, which God has given us," the message said.