Monthly Archives: January 2018

For Fr Hammond, Olympic Games could be an opportunity for peace in Korea

The PyeongChang Olympic Games have created a “hopeful thread” for “more peace in the peninsula,” said Fr Gerard Hammond, regional superior of the Maryknoll missionaries in Korea.

The clergyman spoke about renewed talksbetween the two countries and the suffering of the North Koreans under harsher international sanctions.

In his view, the latter, “are gradually having an impact, but rather than Continue reading

XII World Day of Consecrated Life

This February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church celebrates the World Day of Consecrated Life. This will be a day of thanksgiving and prayer for the gift of vocations. On that day, at 5.30 p.m., the Holy Father will preside the Eucharistic Celebration in St Peter’s Basilica.

In all parts of the world, there are thousands of consecrated men and women who welcome the gift of vocation with joy and willingness Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for World Communications Day

“The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. Continue reading

English Church launches ‘God Calls’ app to help discover vocations

The app includes prayers and a journal to help users monitor their spiritual growth.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched an app designed to help users deepen their faith and discover their vocations.

The “God Calls” app was commissioned by the National Office for Vocation of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as a “spiritual toolkit.” Continue reading

Montfort Missionaries. SMM Philippine Delegation Assembly 2018

The SMM Philippine Delegation started the year 2018 with a General Assembly last January 11-12 at the Delegation House in New Manila, Quezon City. The meeting was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Benjie A. Notarte, SMM. He thanked all the confreres for their full participation in the life of the delegation in the previous year. The priorities of the delegation on Vocation Animation, Formation, On Going-Formation, Mission and Self-Sufficiency were highlighted in the gathering. Continue reading

OFM. 2018 Meeting of the Minister General with new Ministers Provincials and Custodes

The Annual Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2018 was officially opened with the celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General, Br. Julio Bunader, OFM (Homily: English – Español – Italiano). The meeting is taking place at the General Curia in Rome and will run from Jan. 17 to 25, 2018.

The new Ministers Provincials and Custodes: Continue reading

FSPA Task Force launches human trafficking video series

La Crosse, Wis. — The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration-founded Task Force to End Modern Slavery partnered with Minnesota’s Breaking Free, one of the nation’s leading organizations for working with victims and survivors of sex trafficking, to create “The Faces of Human Trafficking” video series. The series will be launched throughout January, Human Trafficking Awareness month. Continue reading