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America’s oldest Jesuit university appoints first Hindu chaplain

ChaplainpreviewNEWS 2014 - Washington: America’s oldest Jesuit and Catholic university has appointed a woman as its first Hindu priest to serve the religious needs of its Hindu students, whose number has increased in recent years. A statement from the prestigious Georgetown University said Pratima Dharm began her new assignment on October 1...

 

E-learning course puts gender equality at the centre of agricultural planning

medium e-learningFORMATION - To strengthen the capacities of member countries in reducing gender inequalities in agriculture and increasing productivity, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, with support from the European Union, has produced a new e-learning course to help policy-makers and agricultural planners develop gender-responsive...

 

Guinea - The admirable witness of missionaries who have died from Ebola

TESTIMONY - Fr Rafael Sabé has been a missionary since 1992. Now he is experiencing firsthand the Ebola outbreak in one of the affected countries, Guinea Conakry. He is a member of the Anti-Ebola Group working for the Prevention of the illness in the Siguiri region. This is a team that brings together representatives of the civil...

 

Paul VI beatification highlights dialogue, Vatican II, love for Church

REFLECTION - With Pope Paul's beatification approaching, the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first encyclical letter, Ecclesiam Suam, and the 36th anniversary of his death Aug. 6, 1978, became the occasion for multiple reflections on his life and legacy in the Vatican media. "Although he was not always...

 

Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, Named Director of Center for the Study of Consecrated Life at Catholic Theological Union

CHICAGO - The Reverend Mark R. Francis, CSV, president of Catholic Theological Union (CTU), announced that Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, has been appointed the first director of the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life. The center will launch in February 2015 in celebration of “The Year of Consecrated Life” designated by Pope...

 

“Rejoice Festival” Held to Augur the Year of the Consecrated Life

RejoiceCONSECRATED LIFE - Maris Stella College auditorium was packed with religious on Sunday as they gathered for the celebration of the “Rejoice Festival” organized in preparation of the upcoming Year of the Consecrated life on October 12, Sunday at Vijayawada. Hundred and sixty four religious men and women belonging to over seventy congregations participated...

 

Jesuits Call on President to Address Rights Violations of Immigration System

white-house-main1MESSAGES - This week, the Jesuit Conference joined 23 other national faith-based organizations in sending a letter to President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder expressing their disappointment “at the decision to delay acting to provide immigration relief for millions...

 

"Only the Church assists victims of Boko Haram in the north of Cameroon," says a missionary

fabio mussiJUSTICE AND PEACE - "In the north of Cameroon there is a silent ongoing war which few people know about but has serious humanitarian consequences" says to Fides Agency Friar Fabio Mussi, a PIME missionary, at the head of Caritas Yagoua, who works in the far north of Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria and Chad, where incursions...

 

Southern Africa prepares to celebrate Year of Consecrated Life

consecratedpreviewCONSECRATED LIFE - The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called for the Year of Consecrated (Religious) Life (30th November 2014 - 2nd February 2016).  The year will have an evangelical focus, helping people to realize and celebrate the beauty of following Christ in various types of religious vocations.  Its purpose is to make grateful remembrance of the past...

 

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