May 18, 2007

Airstrikes in Gaza
Palestinian Hamas militants stand in the rubble of a destroyed building of the Hamas Executive Force after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, May 17. An Israeli official said the strike was in response to rocket attacks by Palestinian militants. It came on the heels of deadly clashes between rival Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.
CNS photo/Mohammed Salem, Reuters

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CURRENT ISSUE:  May 7, 2007VOL. 45, NO. 9Oakland, CA

PhotoCatholic Charities to help families cope
with grief over young murder victims

In a new initiative to support the grieving families of young murder victims in Oakland, Catholic Charities of the East Bay is forming crisis-response teams . . . . >>>




U.S. Latino Catholics drawn to
charismatic style of worship

The Church familiar to and preferred by Hispanic Catholics in the United States is a livelier, more charismatic place than the one most American Catholics are used to . . . >>>


Doctors explore impact of toxins on life in womb
America is using “children as our test rodents” for thousands of new chemicals that have never been tested for toxicity to human life in the womb . . . >>>


Bishops take issue with Bush plan for immigration reform
A White House proposal for immigration reform is “a step in the wrong direction,” though a House bill comes closer to offering what’s needed . . . . >>>



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