We believe that our fellow priests cannot be guilty of the charges against them simply because of their characters and consistent actions of seeking for the truth and freedom of expression.
Synod for the Amazon: Church with an Amazon Face
In This Issue
The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will take place in Rome from October 6-27 on the theme, “Amazonia: new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology.” Here are the main issues in the agenda.
The Special Synod for the Amazon wishes to contribute to the new ways of building up the Church and an integral ecology. The objective is to create conditions that allow the populations that inhabit the vast Amazonian territory to live with dignity and to look with hope to the future.
Returning from a mission of peace, Father Ezequiel Ramin, a 32-year-old Comboni missionary was gunned down in Rondonia, Brazil, in 1985, by armed guards hired by a landowner. The evidences of his martyrdom are being examined at the Vatican so that Pope Francis may declare him a martyr.
There is no one like her. She is known for her unconditional love. Her children are closest to her. Mothers, for all that they have done, also need to be consistently appreciated, given their own space and alone time.
Overfishing has threatened the productivity and viability of ocean ecosystems around the globe since the late 1990s. In fact, 11 of the world’s 15 major fishing grounds were “seriously depleted,” according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
“Mortal sin is the primary entry point for demonic possession,” warns exorcist Fr. Aga Tarog. To ward off evil, we need to strengthen our faith and nurture a close relationship with God.
The reinstatement of the death penalty and the proposal for a divorce law are issues that challenge God’s message of love and justice for all. The Church reminds us of other ways to resolve these issues.
The act of forgiveness is an important factor of God’s merciful love. In order to share God’s love, we must also forgive those who have wronged us, just as He has forgiven our sins, so we may experience overflowing joy.
This is the incredible accomplishment of a humble Italian priest, Fr. Louis Giussani. Communion and Liberation embodies his superior intelligence and deep love for the person of Christ encountered in culture: poetry, literature, music and the arts.
Vocation enables us to use our freedom fully and responsibly. This freedom involves the whole person and leads to a constant self-giving.
Polarization seeks to divide our society and make it more vulnerable to manipulation and deception. An open and listening heart willing to understand other viewpoints is the key to preserving our inner freedom and achieving a more peaceful, united society.
Strategies for Evangelization
October 2023 Issue
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