EDITORIAL



MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Trump doesn’t set age for guns

Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings

EDITORIAL TEAM
Donald Trump
P
resident Donald Trump said Monday that he is “watching court cases and rulings” before taking action on raising age limits for purchasing some firearms, arguing that there is “not much political support (to put it mildly).” Trump’s tweet came after his White House put out a plan to combat school shootings that doesn’t increase the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21 — an idea Trump publicly favored just last month — and leaves the...
MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

Small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta

BASSEM MROUE
Eastern Ghouta
A
small group of Syrian civilians left the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta just outside of Damascus on Monday while the area’s largest armed rebel group said it agreed with Russian forces to have the wounded evacuated from the besieged territory. State-run Syrian TV broadcast footage showing a group of men, women and children it says left the town of Madyara after it was captured by Syrian troops on Sunday. The TV showed several women carrying babies and welcoming the Syrian army,...

MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

White House: a new plan to prevent school shootings

Trump vows to help arm teachers and backs off raising age for buying guns

JILL COLVIN
Donald Trump
T
he White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the White House announced Sunday in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month that left 17 dead. The administration also pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Indonesia: acts of vandalism on a Catholic chapel

Chapel in Sumatrawas attacked on the night between 7 and 8 March by vandals

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Map of Indonesia
T
he chapel dedicated to St. Zaccaria, recently inaugurated in the diocese of Palembang, in the South of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, was attacked on the night between 7 and 8 March by some vandals who destroyed a stained glass window and devastated the interior of the church and liturgical furnishings.                This is confirmed to Agenzia Fides by Archbishop Aloysius Sudarso, of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), at the head of the...

FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy law

Frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law

KATHY GANNON
Militant groups
O
ne of the most frightening things about Pakistan’s blasphemy law is that the simplest act can spiral into charges that can bring the death penalty. In the case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, it started when she brought water to her fellow women workers on a farm. On that hot day in 2009, Bibi had a sip from the same container and some of the Muslim women became angry that a Christian had drunk from the same water. They demanded she convert, she refused. Five days later, a mob accused...
FRIDAY 09 MARCH 2018, IN TERRIS

Women, milestone of the Church in Africa

Church of Africa about women

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African women
O
ne thing that cannot be ignored, when we speak of the African Church, is that, if the Holy Spirit is the invisible force of the Church of Africa, women, without a doubt, are the tangible force. Women are more numerous, have more courage, are more dynamic, more active and sometimes more competent. Without women, our churches in Africa would almost be empty, both as a presence and as a force": this is what Fr. Donald Zagore, of the Society of African Missions, said in a conversation with...

WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Christmas and rejection: 'He came among His own people, but they did not accept him'

The first Christmas, when Christ came, was not a warm and loving experience. Friendship, gifts, gratitude, help for the poor are fruits of that Christmas, the consequence of conversion to Him.

BERNARDO CERVELLERA
A
 warm, friendly, warm atmosphere, full of gifts and gratitude, is what we all wish for at Christmas. It is also what we try to prepare with those near to us, our families, and some who are not so near: the poor, the sick, the elderly. But we need to realize that this spontaneous feeling - not the honeyed and cloying one of those advertisements that abound in this period - is the result of what comes after Christmas, what happened after the birth of Jesus, as the consequence of our...
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

The "super driver" Pope

DON ALDO BUONAIUTO
The
Pope Francis never ceases to surprise us with his gestures of love and tenderness. Just yesterday morning before the Wednesday General Audience, I found myself with the Holy Father before a white Lamborghini with yellow stripes. Who would have ever imagined a "pontifical Lamborghini", especially for a Pope like Francis! Certainly, the gesture was original and of effect because we know His Holiness refuses richness and everything that can be attributed to the culture of waste. Yet on the eve...

FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Halloween: seriously harmful to the soul

DON ALDO BUONAIUTO
Halloween: seriously harmful to the soul
Halloween is considered by many a festivity like carnival, from which it differs only because the theme of the masks is not freely chosen, but must reproduce in a realistic or caricatural manner, something macabre, related to the kingdom of the dead. Many believe that its celebrations are in connection with the two occurrences of All Saints and All Souls, on 1 and 2 November, in the same way in which the carnival introduces Lent. In reality, by analysing the current setup of this occurrence,...
TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2017, IN TERRIS

Separated in the same Church

ANDREA ACALI
Separated in the same Church
Who decides in the Church if a doctrine is heretic? Certainly not just the opinion of a group of faithful, even if they are experts in the field. Especially if the result is to cast shadows and discredit on the figure and on the authority of the Roman Pontiff. But this is precisely the impression that one obtains in reading the letter signed by some sixty priests and lay people who intend to correct Pope Francis on the content of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Also the methods...

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Kabul
AFGHANISTAN

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Trump and Kim Jong Un
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Netanyahu and Trump
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Kate Brown, Governor dell'Oregon
USA

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Donald Trump
USA

Trump: new tariffs for Canada and Mexico to NAFTA talks

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Central Michigan University
UPDATING - USA

Shooting at Central Michigan University: two dead

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Kuciak and his girlfriend
SLOVAKIA AND 'NDRANGHETA

Slovak police raid houses owned by alleged 'Ndrangheta

The latest about the slaying of the Slovak journalist and his girlfriend