Monthly Archives: May 2018

WCC extends greetings as Buddhists observe Vesakh

As many Buddhists prepare to observe Vesakh on 29 April – a day commemorating the life and legacy of Gautama Buddha – WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended his greetings to Buddhists across the world.

“As you reflect upon the life, teachings and death of Gautama Buddha on this auspicious occasion, may you be inspired by his vision of a world Continue reading

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations names new Executive Director

National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations names new Executive Director

Marketing expert to helm NFCRV, which helps religious communities accept new members

Chicago, May 1, 2018 — The National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations (NFCRV), is pleased to announce that accomplished marketer Phil Loftus has taken on the role of Executive Director. Continue reading

Consecrated men and women: a manifold people in the Church

Today, at the Pontifical University Antonianum, the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, inaugurateg the International Conference  “Consecratio et consecratio per evangelica consilia”.

The participants, numbering more than 600, come from all parts of the world. They belong to Institutes of Consecrated Life, Societies Continue reading

Poland: Discalced Carmelite Nuns, a new cloistered monastery with ten nuns in Wityny

A new convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns, dedicated to Mary Mother of Hope and to St Therese of the Child Jesus, will open in Wityny, near Elx, in north-eastern Poland. On Saturday, April 28th, mgr. Jerzy Mazur officiated a celebration in Wityny. The nuns, who are currently about ten, came to the diocese in 2004 and three years later they started to build the convent, with remarkable support from the local congregation. Continue reading

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN – A Barnabite in Kabul: “These attacks are crimes against humanity”

“We are shocked but we are well, thank God. Although the last attack took place near the Embassy, I did not suffer any consequences. The sisters, compared to me, are much more exposed because they live in popular neighborhoods and without any kind of protection. It is true that I am here to do good and are well liked by the population, but the problem is that they could become the target of an attack at any moment”. Continue reading

LCWR releases new book

Silver Spring, Maryland — The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) has released a new book, “However Long the Night: Making Meaning in a Time of Crisis,” that chronicles what the organization learned as it went through a six-year doctrinal investigation by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). CDF publicly questioned the fundamentals of LCWR and called for a reform of the organization, Continue reading

Guidelines for formation of religious brothers in mixed institutes

From Jesus’ love for the world and its people, Religious Brothers are called to embody the prophetic memory of Jesus as Brother to all people and all ages. The mission of Religious Brothers resonates the announcement of evangelization: every person is worthy of respect and every person has access to the unlimited love of God. Religious Brothers are called to open their hearts. They are called to be healing and hope for those who are sick, broken, and uneducated. Continue reading