Monthly Archives: May 2018

Pentecost Greeting 2018 from the presidents of the World Council of Churches

Anniversary celebrations are always a source of great joy, especially when they involve the anniversary of the creation of the Church at Pentecost. Indeed, this provides a wonderful opportunity to greet sisters and brothers worldwide: Peace be with you!

Since the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace was launched at our 10th Assembly, in 2013, as a response to the deep injustices, widening social divisions and intractable armed conflicts experienced Continue reading

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross: Program of Church Management (PCM)

It has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for a managerial-administrative formation for those who will be responsible for the Church’s material goods.

In raising awareness of this great need, not only have future priests and the economists of individual dioceses responded, but also members of the Church hierarchy, who are ready to contribute to a solution. Continue reading

Franciscans International, Annual Report 2017

As President of the International Board of Directors of Franciscans International, I am pleased to offer you the Annual Report for 2017. This publication presents the main activities of our organization. It highlights the breadth, depth and impact of our work, and provides an entry point into our advocacy work at both local and international levels. Continue reading

‘Cor Orans’: instructions for the Contemplative Life of Women

A document containing instructions for the Contemplative Life of Women was presented on Tuesday in the Vatican.

By Linda Bordoni

Cor Orans” (“Praying Heart”) is the title of a document that provides instructions on how to apply Pope Francis’ 2016 Apostolic Constitution – “Vultum Dei Quaerere” (“Seek the Face of God”) addressed to Catholic women religious in contemplative communities.

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Two Vatican offices to release document on morality of global market system

Two influential Vatican offices are set to release a new joint document evaluating the morality of the global market system, in what appears to be an effort to give more theological weight to Pope Francis’ frequent criticism that “this economy kills.”

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development have co-authored “Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones: Continue reading

New book explains why the Church is returning to Gospel nonviolence

“The poor, the planet, and peacemaking”

Along with global poverty and the crisis of climate change, peacemaking is one of Pope Francis’ three priority areas for his papacy.

Choosing Peace recounts the historic Rome gathering in the spring of 2016, when with the support and encouragement of Pope Francis, dozens of peacemakers from around the world convened to consider the Church’s teaching on war and peace. Continue reading

May 26th, Seminar “Prophetic religious life and the four verbs on migrants and refugees”

You are invited to continue the development of our theme for the year 2017-2018, Living in Right Relationship with All of Creation, in line with Pope Francis’ Message on World Day of Peace: “Migrants and Refugees, men and women in search of peace”, and his Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees: “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating Migrants and Refugees”. Continue reading

Some Information on Fr Jim Greene MAfr

As announced by Fr Paul Smyth, the President of Solidarity with South Sudan, Father Jim Greene will replace me as Executive Director in South Sudan at the Board meeting next year, scheduled for the end of April, after some months of becoming familiar with our ministry and our members.

Jim graduated in 1977 from St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, Ireland and then completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1980 Continue reading