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September, 2013


FAIR TRADE DRIED MANGOS, A TASTE OF JUSTICE

September 27, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen I was visiting villages where a new group of small farmers had become members of the ever growing Preda Fair Trade partnership. They lived off mixed farming and mango trees. They proudly showed me some of the benefits of the fair trade payments and dividend bonuses they received for their mango […]

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A Big Heart Open to God

September 26, 2013 · 

The exclusive interview with Pope Francis Editor’s Note: This interview with Pope Francis took place over the course of three meetings during August 2013 in Rome. The interview was conducted in person by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. Father Spadaro conducted the interview on behalf of […]

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ILO says global number of child labourers down by a third since 2000

September 26, 2013 · 

A new ILO report shows that the fight against child labour is on the right track, but the goal of eliminating its worst forms by 2016 will not be met at the current pace. News | 23 September 2013 GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Marking progress against […]

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ILO finds pace in eliminating child labor 'too slow' to meet targets

September 25, 2013 · 

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/327975/news/world/ilo-finds-pace-in-eliminating-child-labor-too-slow-to-meet-targets September 24, 2013 9:00pm The number of child laborers worldwide declined by a third since 2000, but the pace is “still too slow” to meet targets, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its latest report. The report “Marking Progress Against Child Labor” said the number of child laborers declined to 168 million in 2012 from […]

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Pope Bluntly Faults Church's Focus on Gays and Abortion

September 20, 2013 · 

By LAURIE GOODSTEIN New York Times  19 September 2013 Pope Francis, in the first extensive interview of his six-month-old papacy, said that the Roman Catholic Church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics. In remarkably […]

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Man who fled to China admits child sex offences

September 20, 2013 · 

A man who handed himself into Chinese authorities following an international appeal has admitted a number of child sex offences. Neil Robinson, 47, formerly from Staines but now of no fixed abode, appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (September 6) where he pleaded guilty to three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl […]

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Bishop hits plunder raps: 'Discriminatory, selective'

September 19, 2013 · 

By Jocelyn R. Uy, Joey Gabieta Inquirer Visayas, Philippine Daily Inquirer 4:34 am | Thursday, September 19th, 201 Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo: Plunder charges selective INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines-Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the plunder charges against Janet Lim-Napoles and several lawmakers appeared to be “discriminatory and selective” as it did not […]

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POPE FRANCIS WORKING FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

September 18, 2013 · 

By Fr. Shay Cullen  When Pope Francis called for a peaceful and prayerful response and a negotiated conclusion for the Syrian savage civil and sectarian religious war, he was speaking with deep concern, wisdom, and spiritual insight. Working for a non-violent solution is the greatest good. It seems his words have been heeded. Prayer works. A missile […]

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An 8-year-old Yemeni child bride dies after forced sexual encounter by 40-year-old "husband " on wedding night.

September 18, 2013 · 

Al Nahar, Lebanon, It has been reported that an eight year old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband who was five times her age. The death occurred in the conservative  Islamic tribal area […]

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Child bride in Yemen dies of internal bleeding on wedding night: activist

September 18, 2013 · 

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides. Arwa Othman, head of Yemen House of Folklore and a […]

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