The missionaries did not abandon the people under their care; rather, they stayed on risking their lives because of Jesus Christ, the love of the mission, and the love of the people.
It’s a common sentiment to approach the New Year longing for the realization of cherished aspirations.
As of this writing, the war of Israel against Hamas in the Gaza territory is raging and having a devastating impact on the population. Israel is at war against the militant group Hamas for its attack on the country killing 1,400 people and taking more than 200 hostages.
Pope Francis appeals to governments and decision makers to take vital political decisions so as to avert the imminent environmental tragedy.
The Instrumentum Laboris of the Synod of Bishops is the result of a process that has already been considered the most extensive consultation ever made in the Church.
At the global level, wealthier states have the duty to deal justly with communities that are suffering the most from climate calamities.
The Marian icon Salus Popoli Romani will be a sign of Mary’s maternal presence beside the young people. The youth know that they have a Mother who looks after them, who loves them, who cares for them.
Pope Francis’ move will compel dioceses and parishes to widen the participation of lay people, particularly women. The universal Church msut welcome the active participation of women.
With the streets taken over by soldiers fighting each other viciously, there is little the civilians can do other than pray. And prayer is just what the Holy Father is asking for Sudan.
The Easter event is all about faith in the possibility of a new man and woman re-created in the image of the risen Christ.