Keningau, Malaysia – Church Vandal Forgiven
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Keningau, Malaysia – Church Vandal Forgiven

A diocese in Malaysia has forgiven a churchgoer, said to be mentally ill, for vandalizing its main church. The 34-year-old man vandalized a cross, a statue of the Virgin Mary and parts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Keningau diocese, in Sabah state on July 7. In the photos published by the diocese, partially…

Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein
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Building a personal Encounter with God – in the Company of Edith Stein

One key aspect of being in the image of God comes from how Edith followed the Carmelite Rule with its instruction to “ponder the Lord’s law day and night and keep watch in prayer” (cf. Psalm 1:2; 1 Peter 4:7). The notion of pondering the law evoked for her the lifelong study of the Hebrew Scriptures within…

India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice
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India: Fr Stan Swamy SJ Prophetic Voice

Father Stan questioned why the Adivasis (tribal people) were being denied their legitimate constitutional rights. His consistent question was: “how long will the Adivasis be victims of systemic oppression?” Just before his arrest, he said, “Over the last two decades, I have identified myself with the Adivasi people and their struggle for a life of…

Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice
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Elie Wiesel – A Powerful Voice

Wiesel was born in Romania in 1928. When he was 15 years old, he was deported with his family. He survived the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps . He wrote about his war experiences in dozens of books, including the well-known trilogy Night – Dawn – Day. Wiesel also made himself known as a human…

For the Elderly – Papal Intention for July
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For the Elderly – Papal Intention for July

We cannot speak about family without talking about the importance of the elderly among us. There have never been so many of us in the history of humanity, but we don’t quite know how to live this new stage of life: there are many plans for assistance for the old age, but few projects for…

Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection
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Sacred Heart – A Personal Reflection

…THAT THEY/WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL MISSION PRE- AND POST- COVID-19, MISSION PRE- AND POST- CHAPTER 2022 In this Month and Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in which we pray for each living member of our Society, the month in which our founder died and in which we…

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Pakistan – Celebrating Father’s Day

Archbishop Sebastian Shaw joined parishioners for Father’s Day celebrations on June 19 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan. The prelate urged fathers to spend more time with their children, review their family budget and focus on real needs amid rising inflation. The federal government last week announced a massive increase in prices of all petroleum products, the…

Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation
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Pope Francis on Vocational Discernment and Formation

“When discerning whether or not a person can embark on a vocational journey, it is necessary to scrutinize and evaluate him in an integral way: to consider his way of experiencing affections, relationships, spaces, roles, responsibilities, as well as his frailties, fears, and imbalances,” Pope Francis said. “The whole journey must initiate processes aimed at…

‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis
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‘Don’t Forget the Poor’ – Pope Francis

“Where the poor are concerned, it is not talk that matters; what matters is rolling up our sleeves and putting our faith into practice through a direct involvement, one that cannot be delegated,” Pope Francis said. “No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention…