Katowice: Franciscans for the Climate

On December 3-15, 2018, the United Nations Climate Summit was held in Katowice, Poland. The event was attended by politicians, scientists and world leaders attempting to deal with the difficult, modern-day challenges caused by the current social and economic crises and ecological and climatic conditions. Continue reading

Oceania/Australia – Mission: One heart Many voices

“Mission: Mission: One heart Many voices” is the title of the missionary conference to be held in Sydney from 13 to 15 May 2019, organized by “Catholic Mission”, the National Directorate of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Australia, in preparation for the Extraordinary Missionary Month, announced by the Pope for October 2019. Continue reading

Sisters in Philippines ‘go orange’ to protest violence against women

Wearing orange on the 25th of every month is a practice followed by a number of sisters and staff of the Religious of the Good Shepherd, Province of the Philippines-Japan. But on Nov. 25, Good Shepherd-run institutions and centers in the Philippines were especially ablaze in orange to commemorate the start of the 18-day anti-violence against women campaign in keeping with the United Nations’ “Orange Day” campaign to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls. Continue reading

#300Lasalle: Letter from Kenya

Dear Lasallian Family, During these weeks, in the context of the Year of Lasallian Vocations, we have experienced and lived the richness of the diverse Lasallian family. We came from various parts of the world with different historical, social, political, and religious contexts. Continue reading

Redemptorists. Fr. Guy Desrochers CSsR, appointed as Auxiliary Bishop in Canada

The Pope has appointed Rev. Father Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., as Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, currently united in persona episcopis to the Archdiocese of Ottawa (Canada). At present Father Guy, is the Spiritual Director of the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Preacher of Spiritual Retreats in Canada and in the United States. He is also Titular Bishop of Melzi. Continue reading

Fr. Lombardi: Church needs to thoroughly confront abuse crisis

February’s meeting on the protection of minors does not start “from scratch”, but it is “certainly an unprecedented event that aims to take urgent new steps forward”. This is what Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, stresses in an article entitled “Towards the Bishops’ meeting on the protection of minors” published in the latest issue of Civiltà Cattolica. Continue reading