Posted on 07/29/2021 06:52 AM ()
In the diocese of Viana, Angola, meetings have been underway for almost a month in parishes, groups, movements and Christian communities to provide everyone with training and information on the diocesan synodal assembly that will be held in mid-October, a step towards the Synod of Bishops in 2023. Fr. Domingo Pestana, the coordinator of the commission and of the secretariat created with the aim of listening to and gathering the contributions of each person, reflects on the initiatives.
Posted on 07/29/2021 06:23 AM ()
The official image for the upcoming World Meeting of Families has been released. Produced by Father Marko Ivan Rupnik, the image is dedicated to the Wedding at Cana. The eagerly awaited 10th World Meeting of Families will take place in Rome from June 22 to 26 June 2022, after the event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on 07/29/2021 06:00 AM ()
In 10 episodes, one each month, we bring you a video with the Pope's reflections and first-hand testimonies of families from across the world on the theme of the family. The initiative is a joint collaboration between the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, and Vatican News, and aims to 're-read' the Apostolic Exhortation, with the aid of downloadable material prepared for personal and community reflection. Because, as Pope Francis reminds us: being a family is always "primarily an opportu
Posted on 07/29/2021 05:35 AM ()
Indian citizens, concerned about values enshrined in the country’s Constitution, observed July 28 as National Justice Day in honour of late the Jesuit rights activist.
Posted on 07/29/2021 05:17 AM ()
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) publishes its weekly map of pandemic incidence rates in Pan-Amazonia as the death toll reaches 100,000 people. The report stresses that more vaccines and more immunisation is needed to fight the virus.
Posted on 07/29/2021 05:00 AM (Word On Fire Blog Feed)
We possess each friend not less but more as the number of those with whom we share him increases. In this, Friendship exhibits a glorious ‘nearness by resemblance’ to Heaven itself where the very multitude of the blessed (which no man can number) increases the fruition which each has of God. For every soul, seeing him in her own way, doubtless communicates that unique vision to all the rest. —C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves Have friends. Live life in communion. Don’t live life alone. (A very bold statement coming from a COVID-19-quarantined 30-year-old celibate living by himself in a rectory, sitting alone in his room.) We believe God is a radiant communion of three persons in one nature. God is the opposite of alone; he is the antithesis of isolation. The very names “Father” and “Son” imply an “other.”…
Posted on 07/29/2021 04:41 AM ()
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, talks about new space frontiers, space travel and the need to take care of the entirety of our common home.
Posted on 07/29/2021 01:30 AM ()
Haiti`s new Prime Minister Ariel Henry is pledging his government is working towards holding elections as quickly as possible, to regain stability and democracy, following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Posted on 07/28/2021 14:57 PM ()
The Bishops’ Conference of Guatemala (CEG) voice their opposition to the firing of leading anti-corruption prosecutor, Juan Francisco Sandoval, highlighting that the move will cause “irreparable damage” to the justice system of the country.
Posted on 07/28/2021 07:40 AM ()
70 years from the landmark UN Refugee Convention, the number of refugees in the world are the highest ever seen. A UNHCR Representative talks about the lasting value of the Convention.