Pope Francis is undoubtedly grieved by the carnage in Ukraine. And when the Catholic Church’s chief ecumenical officer, Cardinal Kurt Koch, tells journalists he shares the papal conviction that religious justifications of aggression are “blasphemy” —
The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has brought governments and organizations together to save lives, relocate refugees and provide the necessities of life, especially food, to those who remain in Ukraine.
Parishioners at Our Lady of Grace in Encino displayed an 80-foot-long handcrafted “alfombra” on the weekend of April 8-10 in solidarity with the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Alfombras” are a
Every year, between 2,000 and 2,500 children are conceived and given birth to by Ukrainian women for third parties in exchange for money; 90% are commissioned by foreign couples. With at least 33 private and 5 state-owned surrogacy
The response of Catholic moral theologians to the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been universally negative. “The war in Ukraine is a spiritual, human and ecological catastrophe,” said Eli S. McCarthy, a peace
In 2014, Russia prompted an international uproar when it annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, while also backing a separatist movement in Eastern Ukraine, part of a war that has claimed thousands of lives.