September 25th: World Day of Migrants and Refugees
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September 25th: World Day of Migrants and Refugees

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2022, Pope Francis urges us all to ‘Build the Future with Migrants and Refugees’ – that is, to strive with migrants and refugees in journeying towards and building the Kingdom of God. Francis is clear that the gates of this kingdom are open to everyone, especially…

Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed
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Economy of Francesco – Vision of a Global Economy Transformed

After his arrival, Pope Francis made his way to the platform of the Lyrick Theater and heard testimonies from eight young people, interspersed with musical and theatrical performances. The pact was then read aloud and signed by the pope, who outlined his vision for the global economy, repeating pleas for the poor and the environment…

The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People
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The Economy of Francesco – Conversations with Young People

It has been a very successful first day in Assisi, where the young people attending the Economy of Francesco opened the three-day event with a live musical performance, before delving deep into sessions, panels and round-table discussions to present their ideas and projects aimed at bettering the world’s economies. World-renowned economists took part in conversation…

Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
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Day of Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

The date for the Day of Prayer has been chosen as 14 September, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which is celebrated in a particularly solemn way in the Eastern Rite. On Wednesday, it is envisaged that liturgies will include a prayer for peace in Ukraine during Mass, and that an opportunity…

Season of Creation
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Season of Creation

“Listen to the voice of creation”Gospel   4. September 2022    Luke 14,25- 33 This year’s theme is an urgent invitation to “listen to the voice of creation”. We know all too well that we are living in a crucial time for our common home, where both climate change and biodiversity loss are already impacting the lives of…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for September: For the Abolition of the Death Penalty
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for September: For the Abolition of the Death Penalty

There are many reasons to say “NO” to the death penalty. It is not a just punishment, since it “offers no justice to victims, but rather foments revenge… And it prevents any possibility of correcting a possible miscarriage of justice.” It’s morally inadmissible, because “it destroys the most important gift we have received: life.” And,…

Hear the Voice of Creation – the Burning Bush
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Hear the Voice of Creation – the Burning Bush

The theme of the Season of Creation  2022: “Hear the Voice of Creation”. The Covid pandemic has pushed many important issues into the background. The theme of Creation Time 2022, wants to raise our awareness to the need of  listening to the voice of creation. The psalmist declares, “The heavens tell the glory of God,…

September 1st: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
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September 1st: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Message of Pope Francis: Tragically, that sweet song is accompanied by a cry of anguish. Or even better: a chorus of cries of anguish. In the first place, it is our sister, mother earth, who cries out. Prey to our consumerist excesses, she weeps and implores us to put an end to our abuses and…

A quiet Night: Musical Expression of Solidarity with Ukraine
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A quiet Night: Musical Expression of Solidarity with Ukraine

A Quiet Night – Tyhoyi Nochi is a new piece of choral music by Ukrainian composer Natalia Tsupryk. Commissioned by SANSARA for Ukrainian Independence Day and to mark six months since the February 2022 invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, the piece is a musical expression of solidarity with the people of Ukraine: it is…

Saint Augustine: Thinking Faith
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Saint Augustine: Thinking Faith

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…