• May 2019


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

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.

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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.

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National Day of Prayer. From “We Can’t” to “Of Course We Can, Absolutely”

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, from 10am to 12 noon, women religious in Nigeria hold a national day of prayer and fasting across the country to uphold the sacredness of life. The sisters invite Nigerians and all people of good will to join them to stop the senseless killings and bloodshed in the country. They demand that the Nigerian government and elected officials live up to their responsibility by working to create a safe environment Continue reading

AMERICA/BRAZIL – New LaSallian community in the heart of the Amazon: “a return to the roots, with the poorest among the poor”

The Brothers of the Christian Schools have opened a community in the heart of the Amazon, where they will be at the service, with their educational charisma, of mainly fishermen and indigenous peoples of mixed races. The initiative responds to the invitation of Pope Francis to be a “Church that goes forth”, and to “a need of our general chapter of 2014, which asked each region to open a Continue reading

Stagmatines: Pope Touched by Theme of Fraternity

Pope Francis on February 10, 2018, stressed the value of fraternity, “a grace, and without prayer, this grace is not obtained.”  His comments, in audience in the Vatican’s Consistory Hall, came to members of the Stigmatine Fathers, on the occasion of their General Chapter.

The Holy Father addressed the name of the Stigmatines, according to Vatican New: Continue reading

Young adult delegates to pre-synod gathering span vocations

The U.S. bishops have selected the young adult delegates who will represent the country at the pre-synod gathering in Rome this March, which will take place before the 2018 Youth Synod of Bishops in October.

The three delegates, all 20-somethings, represent a variety of vocations and will be able to bring their personal perspectives, as well as what they have learned from working with young people Continue reading