This is God’s great choice: the Lord chose to be close to his people. Thirty years of hidden life! Only then did he begin his preaching. Here we see the pedagogy of the Incarnation, a pedagogy of inculturation, not only in foreign cultures but also in our own parishes, in the new culture of young people…
Let us to share three moments experienced by Peter and the first community: Peter and the community disheartened, Peter and the community shown mercy, and Peter and the community transfigured. I play with this pairing of Peter and the community since the life of apostles always has this twofold dimension, the personal and the communitarian.
. “L’ANIMA MIA MAGNIFICA IL SIGNORE”.
Le sue parole sono l’espressione di un grande amore e di rogo non una vivissima gioia, ciò spiega perché il suo animo e la sua vita si elevano nello spirito. Maria non dice: Io magnifico Dio, ma l’anima mia; come se volesse dire: tutta la mia vita e i miei sensi sono come sorretti dall’amore di Dio
New Delhi: Vanitha (woman), the largest circulated magazine in India, has selected a Catholic nun for its prestigious Woman of the Year Award. Sr Sudha Varghese has so far helped some 2,250 girls to graduate from high school or skill training centers.
Concerned about the declining numbers of the consecrated, the pontiff notes that a world dominated by the culture of the provisional and money forgets “the beauty of a simple and austere life”. He calls for evangelising in lieu of the culture of success at any price, shying away from worldliness, yet maintaining the “strength of mission”.
Either the vc will understand this cultural period of transit and once more adopt a deeply relational and communal approach, or it will risk placing itself outside the meaningful human context, no longer meeting any demand or any aspect, any expectation held by men and women today, and, therefore, having nothing more to say, no image to present, no appeal.
My working hypothesis is that the new image of the vc should first and foremost be that of relationship. “Relationship” in its widest and most essential meaning, precisely because relationships are at the basis of human life.
In a new document on the priesthood, the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy has reiterated that men with “deeply rooted homosexual tendencies” shouldn’t be admitted to Catholic seminaries and, therefore, shouldn’t become Catholic priests. Much more is also found in the new document.
The dialogue is not a doctrinal truth; it is not just an ingredient, essential though it is. It is the figure of a new way of “being Church” and of “building Church”.
Evangelical Fidelity and personal satisfaction.
Our religious profession implies two dimensions: our life and our mission. In our life, it appears impossible to mark the boundaries between life and mission since everything in our is based on the evangelizing mission.
Mi suona strano pensare che ci siano “battaglie buone”. In genere, si associa l’idea della battaglia alla guerra, intesa appunto come un susseguirsi di battaglie in momenti e luoghi diversi, volte a indebolire il nemico finché ceda e annunci la propria resa. Ma che sia Paolo, un apostolo, a dirci che ha “combattuto la buona battaglia” e che ne è risultato vincitore perché ha “conservato la fede”, certo la sua affermazione stride un po’ con il messaggio di pace e di non violenza che, in generale, il Vangelo porta con sé.
Annalena Tonelli: “I proclaim the Gospel with my life and I burn with the desire to continue to proclaim it out until the end”
Annalena Tonelli, Italian Catholic missionary, the “Mother Teresa” of the Somali people, was a remarkable woman, who lived in silence her life in the footsteps of Jesus Christ for 35 years, in a Muslim environment. Awarded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award the 25th of June 2003, she was murdered on the 5th of October 2003.
– Chiesa missionaria, testimone di misericordia
Messaggio del Santo Padre
– Eglise missionnaire, témoin de miséricorde
Testo in lingua francese
– Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy
Testo in lingua inglese
– Iglesia misionera, testigo de misericordia
Testo in lingua spagnola
– Igreja missionária, testemunha de misericórdia
Testo in lingua portoghese
Lagos – Emeritus Archbishop of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Okogie has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of the nation.
Rieti, Italy, Aug 9, 2016
In keeping with his spontaneous personality, Pope Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday to two convents north of Rome.
ROME— Pope Francis has called for greater leadership by women in Catholicism in the future, but already in the here and now there are multiple arenas in which women are the vanguard of implementing his agenda, including the Church’s response to forced migration, modern-day slavery, and war.
The Religious Superiors Association of South Sudan (RSASS), a Catholic Church’s entity, representing more than 500 members, Religious Sisters, Brothers and Priests, has issued a communiqué following a three days conference on the Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si. RSASS Executive Body will hand over this communiqué to the newly appointed Minister for Environment and Forestry in South Sudan, Hon. Josephine Napwon.
The superior of the Aden community has entrusted to a sister the dramatic story of the assault on the nursing home for the elderly and disabled. The sisters were killed because of their “fidelity” to their mission, by being found ready “to welcome their Spouse”. A blood sacrifice in the hope that it will bring about “shoots of peace for the Middle East and help stop Isis”.
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