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With permission from First Things.
By Robert P. George
First Things 4-5-15

The lynch mob came for the brilliant mild-mannered techie Brendan Eich. The lynch mob came for the elderly florist Barronelle Stutzman. The lynch mob came for Eastern Michigan University counseling student Julea Ward. The lynch mob came for the African-American Fire Chief of once segregated Atlanta Kelvin Cochran. The lynch mob came for the owners of a local pizza shop the O'Connor family.

 

WASHINGTON - March 30, 2015 —Thousands of people across the United States will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter vigil, April 4, including a retired Marine captain who appeared on the cover of National Geographic, a woman from The Gambia now living in the Pacific Northwest and a woman from Pittsburgh whose faith journey has drawn her own mother back to the Church.

The passing of the Education Tax Credit in the New York State Budget will greatly increase the number of families Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is able to help with scholarship support.  During these next few days it is imperative that we continue to push for this effort to pass.

Please contact the Long Island Assembly members listed below and urge them to persuade Speaker of the Assembly Carl Heastie to support the Education Investment Bill Tax Credit.

The members are:

District 01:   
District 11:   
District 16:   
District 20:   
District 22:   
   Fred W. Thiele, Jr.   
Kimberly Jean-Pierre   
Michelle Schimel   
Todd Kaminsky       
Michaelle C. Solanges   

631-537-2583
631-957-2087
516-482-6966
516-431-0500
516-599-2972

Many thanks for your continued support.


Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva at the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council, (Geneva, 10 March 2015)

Statement by H.E. Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi

Mr. President,

The International Community is now confronted with a delicate, complex and urgent challenge with regard to respect for religious sensibilities and the need for peaceful coexistence in an ever more pluralistic world: namely, that of establishing a fair relationship between freedom of expression and freedom of religion. The relationship between these fundamental human rights has proven difficult to manage and to address on either a normative or institutional level.

Supporting the rights of Christians and other in Middle EastHoly See, together with Russian Federation and Lebanon has drawn up a declaration in support of Christians and members of other communities in the Middle East who continue to suffer from serious human rights violations. Signed by 63 countries. Read story here: http://www.news.va/en/news/supporting-the-rights-of-christians-and-other-in-m

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