World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘Don’t be Afraid to Dream’ – Pope Francis
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees: ‘Don’t be Afraid to Dream’ – Pope Francis

World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday #26September. In his new video, #PopeFrancis tells us not to be afraid to dream – rather, we should dream together as a single human family – and two Venezuelan #migrants relate how integration has allowed them to fulfill themselves and dream of a better…

World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees – 26th September

The Gift of a Stranger Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but…

Documentary ‘Sister’: ‘Oh my God, he’s a human being’
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Documentary ‘Sister’: ‘Oh my God, he’s a human being’

Sister Helen Prejean grew up in the Jim Crow South, joined the Sisters of St. Joseph at the age of 17, and emerged to become the leading voice against the death penalty in the USA. This film by Joe Cardona and José L. Vázquez documents the influences that shaped Sister Helen’s path from a cloistered…

Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.
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Pope Francis: ‘Old Age is not a Disease, but a Privilege’.

Pope Francis told elderly priests from northern Italy that aging is a privilege because they have the chance to suffer like Jesus Christ. “You are experiencing a season, old age, which is not a disease but a privilege,” he said in a Sept. 16 letter to priests from the Lombardy region. “And even those of you who…

Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art  Video
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Season of Creation: COP26 Praying with Art Video

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on 31st October. This is a ‘Praying with Art’ video we did, set to the music of John Denver’s ‘Windsong’. Through paintings by Van Gogh, Michelangelo, etc we look at the Beauty of our world… a world that has been entrusted into our…

International Day of Peace
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International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace is an International event that is observed each year by nations all across the world. The event is commemorated on 21st of September each year. It is a day that was set aside by the United Nations General assembly for everyone around the world to devote to keeping peace, despite any…

Next Month: World Mission Sunday
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Next Month: World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 24 October 2021. Coordinated by Missio, the Pope’s charity for world mission, World Mission Sunday is an opportunity to support every mission diocese and faith community which are in need…

Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg
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Season of Creation: An Open Letter to Greta Thunberg

In this Season of Creation, we are celebrating the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the earth. One of the most prominent voices in the ongoing drive to protect and restore those relationships is not a Christian one, but Niall Leahy SJ thinks it belongs to some whose life ‘corresponds in significant…

Praying with Mark’s Gospel
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Praying with Mark’s Gospel

Speaking about his ‘cross’, what did he mean? Till this moment we have heard that Jesus did Messianic work by healing people, and how the religious leaders of his days turned against him. The Pharisees were always complaining to him (2:16, 18:24). Finally they discussed with the Herodians how to destroy him (3:6). Later, we…