• “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rm 8: 19)

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

Brazil: Pope’s Message for Campaign for Fraternity

Pope Francis on February 15, 2018, said he “gladly” joins the Church in Brazil for its Lenten campaign, “Fraternity and Overcoming Violence.”

The Holy Father’s sentiments came in a message to Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, archbishop of Brasilia and president of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) for the opening of the campaign 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.

“I can remember walking in St. Boniface in our big provincial house [in Winnipeg] as a young sister and saying to myself with fear Continue reading

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

[USA] Brother Javier Hansen named delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Brother Javier Hansen, FSC, of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers) has been named as a youth delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering.

Brother Javier will be one of three youth delegates to the Pre-Synod, which will convene March 19-25 in Rome, Italy. 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