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Brazil: Draft Letter of Significant Group of Bishops Causes Stir

In the letter, more than 150 bishops accuse the federal government of “inaction and omission” in combating the coronavirus pandemic and of “inability and incapacity” to face the crisis. “Closing its eyes to the appeals of national and international entities, the federal government demonstrates omission, apathy and rejection by the poorest and most vulnerable of…

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Women Religious: Authority and Abuse of Power

The Church has often dealt with the issue of abuse, even in recent times, both at the level of reflection and in terms of operational measures and protocols. However, the focus is mostly on the sexual and psychological abuse of children by ministers of the Church, especially priests. These are undoubtedly the predominant concerns, but…

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St Mugagga, Uganda: The Orphan Myth – Keeping Families Together

This documentary film explores the global trend of child care institutions moving away from orphanages and toward family-based care and reunification. We’re excited to be doing this same work here at St. Mugagga in Uganda. We’re excited to be doing this same work here at St. Mugagga in Uganda. Here is a link where you…

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Real Cost of Nuclear Weapons

Life is a gift. Precious. Sacred. The global pandemic reveals a lot about our values and our priorities. Every minute thousands are spent on nuclear weapons, where it takes just pennies to address humanity’s most basic needs. We know how to save life. And how to take it. A face mask costs 53 cents. A…

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75th Anniversary

“This week we are observing the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and August 9, 1945. “My brother bishops and I mourn with the Japanese people for the innocent lives that were taken and the generations that have continued to suffer the public health and environmental consequences of…

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: Food for the Hungry

Today we went to distribute Food Packs in Pheak Sneng (Jesus Farm) one of the outstations of St John’s Catholic Church, Siem Reap. The Elderly and the needful gathered together to receive Food Packs. Encouraged by the spirit of generous benefactors to continue to serve people of God. We thank you benefactors and we pray…