• May 2019

JPIC Newsbrief November 2016

logo_jpicWe wish you abundant blessings during your Advent days. May there be many opportunities for you to reflect and prepare your hearts in readiness to receive anew the presence of Christ in your lives. Enjoy the Christmas celebrations with all of those dear to you. Our prayers go with you for a fruitful time in every way.

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Pope’s Message to Piarist Fathers for Anniversary of Foundation

papa-ai-giovani-740x493Here is a Vatican Radio-provided English translation of the message Pope Francis sent to the Piarist Fathers for the 400th anniversary of their foundation.

To The Very Reverend Father PEDRO AGUADO CUESTA
General Superior of the Piarist Fathers

With great joy I address you and all the Piarist brothers on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Pious Schools as a Religious Congregation and of the 250th anniversary of the canonization of St. Joseph Calasanz. On this happy occasion I also want to be present not only to celebrate the extraordinary history that you have written from the times of the Founder until today, Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Feminine Diaconate: ‘Only Study, No Decisions Right Away,’ Says Archbishop Ladaria

ladariaThe opening of the new academic year took place in the Aula Magna of the Marchigiano Theological Institute of Ancona. Archbishop Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was invited to give the inaugural address on ‘Justification through Faith in Relation to the Ecumenical Dialogue.’ Here is an interview done with him on that occasion: Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter ‘Misericordia et Miseria’

papa_chiusura_porta_santaBelow is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera, for the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov. 20, 2016. It was published and presented by the Vatican this morning:



to all who read this Apostolic Letter

mercy and peace

Misericordia et misera is a phrase used by Saint Augustine in recounting the story of Jesus’ meeting with the woman taken in adultery (cf. Jn 8:1-11). It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful or apt way of expressing the mystery of God’s love when it touches the sinner: Continue reading

Kids they are, not slaves!

gmpt-2017-launching-enTHE CRY OF MILLIONS OF CHILDREN AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN THE WORLD. Every 2 minutes, a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation. More than 200 million children today are child labourers. 73 million of these children are below 10 years of age.Every year 22 thousand die due to work accidents. Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years. Continue reading

From Caracas to Rome: The Story of Arturo Sosa

sousaAn interview with the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus Rome, October 16, 2016. Two days after his election, the communications team of General Congregation 36 sat down with Father General Arturo Sosa to discuss his life and thought. The conversation introduces the new Superior General in a way that is more personal, to Jesuits and the wider Ignatian family around the world. On being elected General of the Society Like all the electors, I arrived at the congregation asking myself who would be Continue reading

Bridges – Building relationships between Christians and Muslims N. 72

bridgesMany people of good will are searching for ways of sharing the spirit of acceptance and respect for others that they have discovered within themselves. Despite the media focus on bad news stories and on the pain of violence, wars and non-acceptance of thousands of  refugees,  many  young  people  are  committing themselves to live lives of hope. The recent Youth PoWR event (cf. special Youth  PoWR  insert) Continue reading