Monthly Archives: November 2018

Apparently More Stable in South Sudan

Last week there were peace celebrations in South Sudan. It does seem more stable. The soaring devaluation of the currency has ceased for the past few months. The general mood, however, is one of continuing doubt.  The agreement is more about power sharing, than rehabilitation and what will restore a reasonable standard of living.   My real hope is the next generation who will be better educated and who may use resources more wisely for the good of all. Continue reading

Catholic priest murdered in Gok State

A catholic priest has been killed in Cueibet in Gok , the state minister of information, John Madol, told Eye Radio Thursday morning .

Minister  John Madol said Father Victor Luka Odhiambo was attacked and killed by armed men at the Mozzolari church compound in the state headquarters last evening. Continue reading

Inauguration of the Lasallian Jubilee Year

In the Tricentenary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle

The Year 2019 marks the tricentenary of the death of Saint John Baptist De La Salle. The Superior General and his Council asked for and received permission from the Pope to establish a jubilee year dedicated to Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron of teachers. Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis. Second World Day of The Poor: 18 November 2018

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him

1. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6). The words of the Psalmist become our own whenever we are called to encounter the different conditions of suffering and marginalization experienced by so many of our brothers and sisters whom we are accustomed to label generically as “the poor”. The Psalmist is not alien to suffering; quite the contrary. Continue reading

Make a child smile – We are a Mission – November 2018

Jesus undertook his mission when the Spirit descended upon him by Baptism in the Jordan; a grace by which he proclaimed in the Synagogue of Nazareth, saying “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor” (Lk 4:18). Pope Francis has said that this beautiful proclamation is “Jesus’ identity card…  Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief – October 2018

Focusing on solidarity in this October Newsbrief, we look at how we can be united in our efforts to promote justice, peace and are for the integrity of creation. Attending to the quality of our relationships and making efforts to consciously interlink our onnections are the ways we see this happening. Pope Francis in Gaudete et Exsultate encourages us to recognize that: “Growth in oliness is a journey in community, side by side with others.” Continue reading

Q & A with Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck on collaboration in anti-trafficking work

For the last five years, Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck has been raising awareness about human trafficking through the Task Force to Eradicate Modern Slavery, based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Over the summer, the Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious was named the 2018 recipient of the Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse’s annual Roberta Zurn Outstanding Woman in Leadership Award. Continue reading

A Note of Solidarity and Support from the Scalabrinian Missionaries regarding the recent exoduses in Central America

We, the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians, gathered on the occasion of the 15th General Chapter at Rocca di Papa (Rome), Italy, voice out our concern regarding the recent exoduses in Central America. We support these brothers and sisters of ours, by joining local Churches, other religious congregations and social and civil organizations that are directly accompanying these migrants. Continue reading