Thursday, April 16, 1998

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  • The Peace Accord in the North of Ireland

    Last week’s peace agreement in the North of Ireland has been greeted with a variety of responses.

  • The Case of Fr. Pat Sullivan and Cuba

    This week, the Cuban government ordered Fr. Patrick Sullivan —-the only American Catholic priest in Cuba -— to leave his parish in Santa Clara. The government says he is welcome to stay in the country until his visa expires next February, but Sullivan says he’ll leave as soon as he gets permission from the government.

  • International Women’s Conference in Havana

    More than 3,000 women from across the globe are in Havana this week for an international women’s conference. The women range from artists and actresses to journalists and activists.......

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