Archbishop Wenski criticizes public school monopoly (Vatican News) “When there is monopoly, we see the education system fails the students,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, the new chairman of the bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, told Vatican News. “Having these private schools supported by vouchers, in which parents can choose the school that is best for their child, introduces a level of competition.”
Pope renews call for 'global and immediate ceasefire' (Vatican News) “This week the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution which proposes some measures to deal with the devastating consequences of the Covid-19 virus, particularly for areas in conflict zones,” Pope Francis said on July 5, following the praying of the Angelus. “The request for a global and immediate ceasefire, which would allow that peace and security necessary to provide the needed humanitarian assistance, is commendable.”
Archbishop rips Navy policy against attending religious services (Military Ordinariate) Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who heads the US military ordinariate, has criticized a Navy policy that forbids members from attending off-base military services. “Should those who swear to protect and defend the Constitution be obliged to surrender their First Amendment rights” the archbishop asked. He said that the policy is “particularly odious to Catholics” who do not have an opportunity to attend Mass.