” October 2019 should help bring the entire People of God to a new awareness of Christian baptismal responsibility for the Church’s mission to evangelize to the ends of the earth. It was decided that for this initiative the International Secretariat of the Pontifical Missionary Union PMU should be the “motor and promoter”, in other words, the coordinating soul of the PMS, together with the CEP and Pontifical Urbaniana University (PUU)”. Continue reading
This simple action of Jesus is full of meaning and strongly expresses his attitude towards the marginalised. It is an act of rebellion against injustice that is based on a socio-religious system of exclusion. In this way the Father reveals himself to us (Col 1:5), in a Son who, travelling the roads of Palestine, dares to touch a leper to heal him. Continue reading
#300 La Salle Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC)
In 2019, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the death of St. John Baptist de la Salle, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools will celebrate the event with the theme: La Salle 1719-2019. One Heart, One Commitment, One Life. For this reason, the Holy See has granted a Jubilee Year from November 17, 2018 to December 31, 2019. Continue reading
“The situation is dramatic: law enforcement agencies continue to kill civilians, thousands of people seek refuge abroad or in other provinces of the country”. Fr. Ludovic Lado, Jesuit, traces a dramatic picture of the crisis taking place in the English-speaking provinces of Cameroon. According to the religious, continuous violations of human rights are being perpetrated. Continue reading
The program included visits to the sites associated with the Pauline Family and St. Paul in Rome, a 2-day Congress on the theme What It Means To Be a Pauline Cooperator in the Church Today:
Scolopi: Fr. General will participate in the Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment”
Fr. General, Pedro Aguado, has been elected by the Union of General Superiors to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome. The Union of General Superiors (UGS) can participate in the Synod with some representatives, and Fr. General has been elected to this function at the UGS General Assembly held in Ariccia, near Rome. Continue reading
Three young people (two girls and a boy) were brought in to address us and we learnt a lot listening to them.
“Families are kindergartens where priests, religious, parents and good faithful come from”, said Msgr. Flavian Kasala, Bishop of Geita, member of the Association of Catholic Bishops of East Africa (AMECEA) in a recent meeting in Dar es Salaam. The Bishop observed that families have the responsibility of guaranteeing and anticipating a formation to their children before they go to school or receive the sacraments: Continue reading
From 21 to 25 May 2018, the Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Rome opened the doors to an international seminar on the Rights of Children, Citizenship and School. Guests from all over the world took part, coming from the vast educational landscape of the Lasallian Institute and from organizations especially dedicated to the promotion of rights and citizenship. Continue reading
At the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held in Tanzania in March, WCC communications interviewed Rene van Dongen, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative. Van Dongen spoke about Churches’ Commitments to Children, which is now supported by more than 200 churches and partners worldwide.