TCA Media Monitoring September 29, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 29, 2016

1. Pope Faces Pressure Over Russia in Georgia Visit, Pontiff has largely steered clear of Moscow criticism as he pursues stronger ties with Russian Orthodox church, By Francis X. Rocca in Rome and Thomas Grove in Moscow, The Wall Street Journal online, September 29, 2016,…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 28, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 28, 2016

1. Has Pope Francis Failed?, By Matthew Schmitz, The New York Times, September 28, 2016, Pg. A25, The Opinion Pages, Op-Ed Contributor. Why hasn’t the pope’s popularity reinvigorated the church? Perhaps it is too soon to judge. We probably won’t have a full measure of…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 27, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 27, 2016

1. Suspect Questioned in Shooting Death of Jordanian Writer, Nahed Hattar was killed as he entered a courtroom to go on trial for insulting Islam, By Suha Ma’ayeh, The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2016, Pg. A9. Nahed Hattar, 56 years old, was shot and…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 26, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 26, 2016

1. Writer Charged With Insulting Islam Is Killed as Extremism Boils Over in Jordan, By Rana F. Sweis and Peter Baker, The New York Times, September 26, 2016, Pg. A11. Some of the most extreme elements in Jordan made clear in recent weeks that Nahed…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 23, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 23, 2016

1. Iraqi Catholic Church in U.S. Torn by Immigration Efforts, In opposition to church officials, some Iraqis in the U.S. have been helping Christians escape Iraq, By Ian Lovett, The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2016, Pg. A3. The Chaldean Catholic Church, a nearly 2,000-year-old branch of…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 22, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 22, 2016

1. One Year Later: Time to RSVP to Pope Francis’ Invitation, By Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Real Clear Religion, September 22, 2016 His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl is archbishop of Washington, D.C. At this time one year ago, people from all sectors of our pluralistic community…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 21, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 21, 2016

1. District to consider right-to-die legislation, Assisted suicide debate swirls ahead of vote, By Bradford Richardson, The Washington Times, Pg. A12, September 21, 2016. The Death with Dignity Act, introduced by Council member Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Democrat, would establish procedures by which doctors would…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 20, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 20, 2016

1. Religious freedom issues loom large in 2016 election, By Tom Tracy, Catholic News Service, September 20, 2016. With every passing U.S. election cycle, First Amendment and religious freedom-minded voters and watchdogs might be tempted to think, “This is the election that will most matter…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 19, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 19, 2016

1. Dilution of Doctrine, By Ross Douthat, The New York Sunday Times, September 18, 2016, Pg. SR11, SundayReview, Op-Ed Columnist. LAST weekend Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and a churchgoing Catholic, briefly escaped obscurity by telling an audience of L.G.B.T. activists that he expects his church…

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TCA Media Monitoring September 15, 2016

TCA Media Monitoring September 15, 2016

1. Buying into the great beyond, The phenomenon of faith continues to capture the attention of modern man, Editorial, The Washington Times, September 15, 2016, Pg. B2. Still, the pathway of progress has been primarily cleared by persons driven to serve, and few are more…

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