VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that
indigenous groups must give prior consent to any
economic activity affecting their ancestral lands,
a view that conflicts with the Trump administration,
which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline
over opposition from American Indians.
Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples
attending a U.N. agricultural meeting and said the key
issue facing them is how to reconcile the right to
economic development with protecting their cultures and
(1) Black History Month-Unknown
February marks the launch of Black History Month,
a time to recognize the central role and revolutionary
work of black people in America.
Historian Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week
in 1926 and it officially evolved into a month-long
celebration forty years later. With white history being
the dominant narrative in America, the work of revo-
lutionary black Americans is often neglected and, while
it should acknowledged all the time, February serves as
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Jesus' program for becoming children
of the kingdom of heaven is presented
in a series of contrasts between what
the law of Moses commands and how Jesus'
teaching brings that law to fulfillment.
We hear four such contrasts today. Jesus
makes it clear that He has come not to
abolish but to fulfill the Masaic Law
and the prophets. He challenges us to
have our righteousness, that is, our
right relationship with God and others,
exceed that of the teachers of His day.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
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Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker was America’s first self-made woman to become a millionaire or that George Washington Carver was able to derive nearly 300 products from peanuts? Get the story of the creation of the NAACP, famous firsts in African American history and other black history facts.
REPEAT ARTICLE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Omar Ibn Said
Omar Ibn Said, also know as
"Uncle Moreau" was unusual
among enslaved people in the
abtebellum United States in
that before he was captured
he was highly educated and
could read and write fluently
at a time when most African
slaves were illiterate. Said's
autobiography is unique be-
cause it is the only personal
account of a slave written in
his own native language while
he was in bondage in the
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"You are the light of the world." Speaking to his followers, Jesus tells them of the influence they are meant to have. Like the seasoning that gives food its flavor, they are to be "the salt of the earth" and like a lamp on a lamp-stand that "gives light to all in the house."
Clearly, their influence on the people around them is meant to be positive and substantial. But what is the source of this irreplaceable influence?