• May 2019

News

Unity and fellowship on the agenda as WCC leadership convenes

The leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee met in Geneva on 19 March to prepare for the Executive Committee meeting and the Central Committee meeting and the visit of Pope Francis in June.

The WCC continues to focus on its pilgrimage of justice and peace, preparations for the 11th Assembly in 2021, and the WCC’s 70th anniversary. Continue reading

Brothers of Christian Instruction. New Superior General

It is 10:23 am. Brother Yannick HOUSSAY, President of the Bureau of the Chapter proclaims:

Bro. Hervé ZAMOR is elected Superior General of the Brothers of Christian Instruction”.

Gathered since March 1st in the General Chapter, the 43 Capitulants have just elected the new Superior General of the Congregation on this day, March 17th. Continue reading

March 24th – Stations of the Cross, Migrants and refugees, men and women in  search  of  peace

“Migrants and refugees, men and women in  search  of  peace.”— Pope  Francis,  2018  World  Day  of  Peace

4:00PM from Castel Sant’Angelo, we will march the sidewalks of Tiber River to Ponte Cestio at Tiber Island. At the end of the prayer, a Eucharistic celebration memorial honoring Bl. Oscar Romero will be held in Santa Maria della Luce Church in Trastevere at 6:30PM. Continue reading

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism embraces the cross

“We can embrace the cross when we hold that there is no spirituality without life and spirituality is impatient life against the disorder of humanity,” said Rev. Dr Vuyani Vellem, one of the speakers at a plenary on the theology of the cross at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME).

Vellem was invited to speak about the spiritual dimensions of embracing the cross in the last thematic plenary of the CWME, Continue reading

Lent, a time shared by all Christians

“Authentic reconciliation between Christians will only be achieved when we can acknowledge each other’s gifts and learn from one another, with humility and docility, without waiting for the others to learn first”, Pope Francis.

As we journey through Lent in Rome, I have a new appreciation for the universal commitment of Christians to fast, pray, repent and give alms to the poor.

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New evangelization in an intercultural context: “the path of cultural discernment”

“The path of cultural discernment” by Catherine Clifford

Most of our communities are living this interculturality. Catherine Clifford presented the vision of Pope Francis that is in line with Vatican II but also with his experience in Latin America: the mission has a Church (rather than the Church has a mission), because the Church is missionary by its very nature: the way we pray, we structure our relationships, we witness and work are missionary themselves. Continue reading

A new Secondary School in Rumbek, South Sudan

The school is in Rumbek, Lakes State, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation that became independent in 2011 after a long and bloody war with northern Sudan. Around 80% of South Sudanese depend on subsistence farming or herding as their primary source of livelihood. While there is sufficient water throughout Lakes State, the average person does not have access to potable water. Water contamination exacerbates an already precarious health situation. Continue reading

Urdu translation of a new short history of the Catholic Church

Book launchings of the recently-completed Urdu translation of A New Short History of the Catholic Church written by Fr. Norman Tanner SJ took place in Karachi on March 1 and in Rawalpindi on March 3.

This is the sixth language into which the book has been translated. The translation was done by Fr Gulshan Barkat OMI assisted by Columban Fr Robert McCulloch of the Missionary Society of St Columban and was completed over a period of four years. The book launch in Karachi Continue reading

“AS GIUSEPPE”. A clip back to tell Dad the greatness of their calling

A clip back to tell Dad the greatness of their calling.

Return to say to the fathers beauty and responsibility of their vocation. We test the Guanellian parish of San Giuseppe al Trionfale with a series of meetings “Do not leave them alone!” For parents with children in the age of adolescence. “A path from November to April,” says the pastor father Wladimiro Bogoni “to rediscover together the image of the family in the Word of God,

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