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Slavery to be theme of 2015 World Day of Peace

PapaFrancesco ColombapreviewMESSAGES - The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has announced the theme selected by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Peace.  The theme, “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” will be the title of the Message for the 48th World Day of Peace, celebrated on 1 January 2015.  It will mark the second time Pope Francis celebrates...


Patriarch visits Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM -  As part of visits, which His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, is performing, to the different religious communities in the Mother Church, he recently visited the Missionary Sisters of Charity (known as the Sisters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta), who live in the Old City of Jerusalem...


Dal Covolo on the youth situation: Diagnosis is all very well but it’s treatments that are lacking

ROME - The Rector of the Lateran University has appealed for young people’s problems to be taken seriously. On the bicentennial of Don Bosco’s birth, the rector points to him as an example and says Pope Francis is no Martian, ne embodies a living Church. Your Excellency, tell us about the path that led to you becoming the Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University...


Catholic nuns, social workers bust traffickers’ network

NunspreviewJUSTICE AND PEACE - Mumbai: A group of Catholic nuns and priests joined social workers to rescue some 200 women, 97 of them minors, who were tricked to work in fish processing units of Maharashtra, western India. The rescue operation was conducted on July 16 after hoodwinking traffickers and their friends in the police department...


Christian Brothers world leader signals end of Schools Ministry

pintopreviewREFLECTION - Christian Brothers Congregational Leader Br Philip Pinto has told the order's Western Australian head that the most urgent need for Brothers is no longer in schools, and the time has come to consider more missionary work among the poor in Asia. In a letter to Holy Spirit Congregational Leader Br Kevin Ryan, he said: "The need that saw us...


United States - Centenary of the Pauline Family

paulinepreviewNEWS 2014 -To actively participate in the Centenary of the Pauline family, the USA/ESC Province held a contest which featured the diverse talents and creativity of its young women in formation. All nine of the entries submitted were excellent and inspiring. Each one did a beautiful job of showing the submitter’s personal assimilation of the charism and love for her vocation.


Bicentennial Jubilee: Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1814-2014)

INDIA - Forty-one years after Pope Clement XIV was pressurized by some powerful Catholic kings of Europe to suppress the Society of Jesus in 1773, Pope Pius VII issued the Papal Bull “the Concern for All the Churches” on August 7, 1814, by which he restored, in the universal church, a religious order founded in 1540 by St Ignatius Loyola...


25 October – Beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti

SÃO PAULO BRAZIL -  On October 25,  2014 at São Paulo Brazil, beatification of Mother Assunta Marchetti Co-Foundress of  the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians. "At the end of the 19th century, time of great migrations from Europe to the Americas, the Bishop of Piacenza...


Serve Christ with an undivided heart, Pope Francis tells nuns in Africa

FORMATION - The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) has celebrated its 40th anniversary and the 16th Plenary Assembly over the weekend.  The long-awaited anniversary celebration of the consecrated women was held at Zambia’s Lusaka Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Pope Square...




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