Year-end roundtable: A look back at 2018’s challenges and signs of hope

Looking back on the year, I have at least one indelible memory: being in the crowd at St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 14, the day that Óscar Romero and six others were canonized.

For a journalist in his late 50s whose interest in international affairs and theology began as a college student during the time Romero was assassinated, it was a searing and memorable occasion. Continue reading

Verbiest Update Information on the activities of Verbiest Institute KULeuven nr. 46 – January – 2019

Catholic faithful in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong look at their shepherds for guidance on the agreement of the Holy See.

As the Holy See signed its agreement with Beijing last September, Pope Francis said in his letter to the Catholic faithful in China that he understands their disappointment. Indeed since last September Chinese faithful look up to their shepherds for guidance. Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the Celebration of the 52nd world day of peace: 1 january 2019

Good politics is at the service of peace

1. “Peace be to this house!”

In sending his disciples forth on mission, Jesus told them: “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you” (Lk 10:5-6). Continue reading

Indonesia: CWTC-IBSI/Talitha Kum network turns 10

Congratulations to our Sisters in Indonesia who are celebrating 10 years of anti-trafficking activities of the CWTC-IBSI/Talitha Kum network (Counter Women Trafficking Commission and Indonesian Religious Women Union). The whole document, also highlighting Who CWTC is, their Vision, Mission and Activities so far, can be read / downloaded here

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UNICEF reconoce al colegio La Salle Alcoi como Centro Referente en Educación en Derechos de Infancia y Ciudadanía Global

El colegio La Salle Alcoi ha recibido un reconocimiento de UNICEF como “Centro Referente en Educación en Derechos de Infancia y Ciudadanía Global”, después de que el año pasado un grupo de alumnos, profesores y padres estuvieran trabajando en un proyecto para ser reconocidos por UNICEF como centro de referencia en la defensa de los derechos de los niños, proyecto que estuvo liderado por Ana Carbonell, responsable del Departamento de Pastoral del colegio. Continue reading