Wide-Ranging Interview Pope Francis
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Wide-Ranging Interview Pope Francis

Francis, speaking about the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan, said: “I was touched by something that Chancellor [Angela] Merkel, who is one of the great figures of world politics, said in Moscow. I hope the wording is correct, but she said: ‘It is necessary to put an end to the irresponsible policy of intervening from outside…

Season of Creation: A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.
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Season of Creation: A Home for All? Renewing the Oikos of God.

During the 2021 Season of Creation, from 1st September through 4th October, thousands of Christians on six continents get together for a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and to discover radically new ways of living with creation. The theme of this year’s Season of Creation is ‘A home for all?…

Season of Creation: The Time is Now
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Season of Creation: The Time is Now

Easy ways to mitigate these household emissions include: switching your electricity supply to certified green provider (it took my wife only 45 minutes on line and we saved money too); stopping using your petrol or diesel car for local journeys and converting to walking, cycling, or public transport instead (great for personal fitness and reducing…

Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change
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Season of Creation: Dublin Archbishop Pastoral Letter on Climate Change

“We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only home – this planet – is under threat. Our lifestyles, and the economies which support them are contributing significantly to climate change, and to the crisis it is causing: the many wildfires raging in these days, the melting of…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vicar General of Diocese of Mamfe Abducted
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Vicar General of Diocese of Mamfe Abducted

“It is with a very heavy heart that I bring to your notice the sudden abduction of the Mgr. Julius Agbortoko, yesterday Sunday 29th August, 2021,” Fr. Sebastine Sinju says. The Vicar General, Fr. Sinju explains, “had spent the weekend at Kokobuma for a pastoral visitation and the inauguration of the presbytery of the parish.”…

Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces
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Cameroon Anglophone Conflict: Surviving by Obeying Opposing Forces

Civilians in the troubled Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon are surviving each day by obeying commands from the country’s military as well as from members of the Ambazonia Restoration Forces (ARFs) so as not to appear siding with either group, a Catholic peace foundation working in the Central African nation has said. In a…

Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo
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Journey from Head to Heart: A Scripture Reflection by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

Our  journey is towards greater authenticity in personal life and life of the nation. That  journey needs to be taken. Every human being is called upon to take the journey from head to heart. The problem we face in Myanmar today is  between the head and the heart. Laws vs the Love among the people….

Pope Francis: Letter to Priests
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Pope Francis: Letter to Priests

Some time ago, I shared with the Italian bishops my worry that, in more than a few places, our priests feel themselves attacked and blamed for crimes they did not commit. I mentioned that priests need to find in their bishop an older brother and a father who reassures them in these difficult times, encouraging…

Saint Augustine
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Saint Augustine

Augustine’s faith was essentially a thinking faith, endeavouring to bring together the belief of his heart and the abilities of his mind. This is well illustrated by the fact that his favourite verse from scripture was a [mis]quotation from Isaiah 7:9, ‘If you do not believe, then you will not understand.’ Faith seeks understanding: faith…

East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life
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East Africa: Challenges in Discernment of Vocation to Religious Life

Presenting online to about 200 participants drawn from all over the world, Sr. Auma said that the abandonment of Consecrated life worries, affirming that “some leave as an act of coherence, because they recognize after serious discernment that they never had this vocation. We find quite often situations of an intermittent dedication, occasional fidelity, a…

Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability
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Africa: Religious Sisters in Search of Economic Sustainability

“As a way of economic sustainability of a Congregation, this paper has advocated for members of a congregation to be allowed to move outside their community projects and work elsewhere in public or other private institutions in search of better pay,” Sr. Bibiana said Tuesday, August 24. The member of the Little Sisters of St….