Archive for April 9th, 2017

Tell Congress: “Gazan’s deserve clean water and reliable electricity!”

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During the 2014 Gaza war the power plant was severely damaged and today Gazans face up to 21 hours of darkness every day. Damage to the water purification plants has made 95% of the available water undrinkable. Tell Congress, “Gazan’s deserve clean water and reliable electricity!” Take Action Here.

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Fight back against Trump’s Keystone XL approval

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The Trump administration just approved the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and reversed the rejection of the project under the Obama administration.

The good news is this fight is far from over, and we can win. TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, must still get approval to route the pipeline through Nebraska, and the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) is taking public comments now.

We stopped Keystone XL before because people like you took 1.9 million actions — from sending letters to the White House to joining rallies across the country — to fight back. We can win again now by urging the Nebraska PSC to block the Keystone XL pipeline once and for all.
We can still stop the Keystone XL pipeline by urging the Nebraska PSC to reject the state permit. Fight back by submitting a public comment now.

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Pope Francis Reacts Divinely To Little Girl Snatching His Skullcap

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Taken from Huffingtonpost.com –

Blessed be this adorable little girl who tried to swipe Pope Francis’ skullcap.

Estella, 3, was being held up to meet the pontiff at the Vatican on Wednesday morning when she cheekily swiped the white cap straight from his head.

“We thought it was hilarious!” said Catholic blogger Mountain Butorac, who posted the footage of his popehat-24-1490331546goddaughter online.

“Unexpected for sure,” he told The Huffington Post via email. “But to see everyone laugh, including the pope, was amazing!”

Butorac said he took Estella’s family to the pope’s weekly audience while they were visiting him in Rome, Italy.

With the video going viral, he said he loved the fact “that people are getting a chance to see a clip from the Holy Father in a fun situation.”

“The news is all so toxic lately,” he added. “It’s nice to have something light and fun!”

 

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Catholic Conference on LGBT Issues for Church Leaders

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New Ways Ministry would like you to know about our upcoming Eighth National Symposium, “Justice and Mercy Shall Kiss:  LGBT Catholics in the Age of Pope Francis,” scheduled for April 28-30, 2017, Chicago Illinois.
More information can be found by clicking: here and here 
The weekend-long meeting gathers church leaders, ministers, educators, heads of religious communities of men and women, LGBT persons and their family friends and advocates for a weekend of education and dialogue.   Over 500 diocesan, parish, campus, and religious community personnel are expected to attend.
We hope you will share the information about this event with people in your parish and social networks who are interested in LGBT issues.  It would be great if someone from your community, organization, parish, or school could attend.
Our plenary speakers are
     Lisa Fullam, Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley;
     Leslie C. Griffin, the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas;
     Rev. Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theology at Fordham University, New York;
      Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda,

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