Monthly Archives: February 2018

WEBINARS. Getting the Most out of a Psychological Assessment

The Spirituality of Holy Week (Lenten webinar) 

Presented by the Religious Formation Conference

Date: March 21, 2018 (60 minutes)

Time: 3 pm Eastern; 2 pm Central; 1 pm Mountain; 12 noon Pacific

Presenter: Sallie Latkovich, CSJ, DMin, Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Spirituality and Director of Biblical Study and Travel Program, Catholic Theological Union (CTU), Chicago, IL. Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for The Thirty-Third World Youth Day 2018

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30)

Dear young people,

World Youth Day 2018 represents another step in preparation for the international WYD due to take place in Panama in January 2019.  This new stage of our pilgrimage falls in the same year that the Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops  Continue reading

LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly denounces the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human

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Scolopi. Encounter of formation of religious of middle age

From February 12 to 24, a Permanent Formation Meeting of the Order is held in Rome for religious between 45 and 60 years of age, in order to enter deeply into the keys to grow in our Piarist vocation. The first session, dedicated to get to know each other, was attended by Bishop Juan María Uriarte, who will accompany us the next few days to talk about the human, spiritual, Piarist and ministerial keys. Continue reading

Brazil: Pope’s Message for Campaign for Fraternity

Pope Francis on February 15, 2018, said he “gladly” joins the Church in Brazil for its Lenten campaign, “Fraternity and Overcoming Violence.”

The Holy Father’s sentiments came in a message to Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, archbishop of Brasilia and president of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) for the opening of the campaign Continue reading

AMERICA/BRAZIL – Arson attacks on Venezuelan immigrants

“The racist attacks against Venezuelan migrants in Roraima, Brazil, require special attention on behalf of institutions and international community. Every border of the world, in fact, is turning into a delicate place where, instead of confrontation and reception, inter-ethnic hatred prevails”. This was stated in a note sent to Agenzia Fides by Sister Neusa de Fatima Mariano, Superior General of the Scalabrinian Missionary Sisters, who since the foundation Continue reading

Pope Francis appoints new members to Commission for Protection of Minors

Pope Francis has renewed the membership of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM), confirming Cardinal Seán O’Malley as President of the Commission, and adding nine new members to the advisory body. Seven more nominees are returning to the Commission after their terms had expired in December.

During his recent trip to South America, Continue reading

300 years is typical: Grey Nuns called to let go

As a young woman professing first vows in 1983, Sr. Elaine Baete swallowed a fleeting thought about the future of her new congregation, the Sisters of Charity of Montreal, also known as the Grey Nuns. Instead, she focused on her new vocation and the impact she hoped to make.

“I can remember walking in St. Boniface in our big provincial house [in Winnipeg] as a young sister and saying to myself with fear Continue reading