• 93rd USG Assembly

Monthly Archives: December 2018

Redemptorists. Fr. Guy Desrochers CSsR, appointed as Auxiliary Bishop in Canada

The Pope has appointed Rev. Father Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., as Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, currently united in persona episcopis to the Archdiocese of Ottawa (Canada). At present Father Guy, is the Spiritual Director of the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Preacher of Spiritual Retreats in Canada and in the United States. He is also Titular Bishop of Melzi. Continue reading

Fr. Lombardi: Church needs to thoroughly confront abuse crisis

February’s meeting on the protection of minors does not start “from scratch”, but it is “certainly an unprecedented event that aims to take urgent new steps forward”. This is what Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, stresses in an article entitled “Towards the Bishops’ meeting on the protection of minors” published in the latest issue of Civiltà Cattolica. Continue reading

Fr. Leo Pessini – Global Bioethics at a Time of Uncertainty, Perplexity and Hope

This book, entitled ‘Bioethics in a Time of Uncertainty and Perplexity and Hope’, brings together a number of texts which have already been shared in digital form through the monthly Camillian Newsletter (the world seen from Rome…and Rome seen from the world) and in the quarterly bulletin of the Order, Camilliani/Camillians, published in Italian and English, the two official languages of the Order. Continue reading

JPIC Newsbrief – November 2018

When divine love becomes incarnate in us, Christ is born anew.” This insight from Sr. Llia Delio, OSF, calls us to a profound preparation for this blessed time. May this advent be such a holy journey as we strive to become more alive with the presence of Christ in this world that is so in need of his love. May we accompany one another through difficult times; may we value the dignity of all creation; Continue reading

Formation: looking ahead

From November 30th to December 3rd, the Jesuits responsible for formation in each Conference (Asia-Pacific, South Asia, Africa and Madagascar, Europe, Latin America, Canada and USA) met at the General Curia. The workshop is under the guidance of Fr. Mark Ravizza, Father General’s Assistant for Formation. Fr. José Magadia, Continue reading

Despite migrants’ plight, outreach to them gives nun ‘hope in humanity’

Sr. Norma Pimentel’s caring outreach to immigrants on the U.S./Mexico border earned her the praise of Pope Francis in 2015 during an ABC-TV virtual town hall meeting with the pontiff.

And this past May, she was awarded the 2018 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame for her ministry. It is considered the nation’s highest honor for Catholics. Continue reading