The desire for Church unity is not optional, but the way forward can often seem to be blocked. It is easy to become downhearted. But Newman’s faithfulness to his Anglican friends after he had become a Catholic can offer us an encouraging way forward. Continue reading
In August 2018, the young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg boldly went on a school strike to oppose climate change and inspired thousands of youth around the world to do the same. She has gone before parliaments and government officials to speak openly and passionately on behalf of a wounded and dying Earth. Her talks have evoked applause and agreement. Continue reading
Vatican – Vocations increase in mission territories, their formation is the responsibility of the whole Church
“Priestly and religious vocations continue to blossom in the so-called ‘mission’ countries, as a sign and fruit of the vitality of faith, and these regions are already turning into missionary Countries, which in turn send priests and religious to other Churches”. This was underlined, in a conversation with Agenzia Fides, Continue reading
June 20 was World Day of Refugees. At this moment in time, there are almost 25,4 million refugees at international level, more than half being less than 18 years old, according to the United Nations. One of the calls of the XXII General Chapter, let us Walk together as a Global Family, asks the Marists to “Identify those who are excluded and displaced (migrants, refugees…), Continue reading
Vatican City – International Meeting for Academic Centers, Movements and Associations for the New Evangelization. Knowing God: is it possible? Ways for a New Evangelization
This Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization is organizing an International Meeting around the theme Knowing God: it is possible? Ways for a New Evangelization. This initiative, aimed at those involved in the New Evangelization across Academic Institutions, Movements and Associations, will take place from September 19 to 21, 2019, in the New Synod Hall within Vatican City State. Continue reading
By Robin Gomes
Pope Francis has called an Ordinary Public Consistory of Cardinals in Rome next week to decide on the canonization of five Blesseds, including Cardinal John Henry Newman of England and Sister Mariam Thresia of India.
After 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released “Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth”.
The “Wuppertal Call” describes how the participants of the conference “Eco-Theology and the Ethics of Sustainability” shared stories from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania. Continue reading
The 72nd Spanish Missionology Week, which takes place at the Faculty of Theology in Burgos, will be dedicated this year to the theme “Mission ad Gentes, the future of the Church”, 100 years after the Maximum Illud of Benedict XV, an anniversary that will be celebrated in a special way in the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019. Continue reading
You meet them all over the world!
On the Himalayan mountains risking their lives on treacherous roads;
in African countries driving their jeep to distant villages;
By the side of the sick and dying; Continue reading
The aim of this resource is to provide assistance to the friars who have been given the responsibility of serving as Guardians in our fraternities. The Guardian’s role does not have a single and unequivocal meaning — it is a complex role, involving a variety of issues and it requires competence in a number of areas. Continue reading