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Are your days so hectic, your faith life often suffers? Do you want to say a full Rosary, but you're sound asleep the moment someone isn't asking you to do something, find something or to fix something?! We understand and this conference is for you!

Spirit FM Wins 2 Gabriel Awards

Spirit FM Wins 2 Gabriel Awards

The Catholic Academy of Communication Arts Professionals has notified us that we've won 2 Gabriel awards! One is for Religious Radio Station of the Year and the other is for the 10-24 project.

567 Bibles Donated

567 Bibles Donated

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity during Spread the Word, over 550 bibles have been donated to local prison ministries. Thank you for spreading the Word!

Why head transplants won't disprove the existence of God

Denver, Colo., May 23, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead doctor on the formidable project has high hopes for the procedure.Along with the aim of finding a new body for a yet-to-be-selected patient, the physician says that the surgery – as a first step toward immortality – will effectively disprove religion.But Catholic critics have called into question not only the ethics of such a risky procedure, but the dubious claim that such a development would render belief in God irrelevant.“The actual trying of the surgery at this point I think would be unethical because of the tremendous risk involved, and it is an unproven surgery,” Dr. Paul Scherz, assistant professor of moral theology and ethics at The Catholic University of America, told CNA.Sherz made his remarks following the news that Italian doctor Sergio Canavero is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant surg...

Pope Francis: condolences to Manchester victims

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegram expressing condolences to the victims of Monday night's bombing of a concert venue in Manchester, England, and condemning the attack, in which at least 22 people were killed and 59 thers injured. Please find the full text of the telegram, below... *******************************His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and tragic loss of life caused by the barbaric attack in Manchester, and he expresses his heartfelt solidarity with all those affected by this senseless act of violence. He commends the generous efforts of the emergency and security personnel, and offers the assurance of his prayers for the injured, and for all who have died. Mindful in a particular way of those children and young people who have lost their lives, and of their grieving families, Pope Francis invokes God’s blessings of peace, healing and strength upon the nation.

Card Nichols expresses shock and dismay Manchester attack

(CBCEW) The President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, has expressed his "shock and dismay" at the horrific attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, 22 May 2017.Cardinal Nichols' statement, below, was posted on Twitter***"My shock and dismay at the horrendous killing of young and innocent people in the Manchester Arena, last night, is I know, shared by all people of good will."I know too that Catholics and many others will be praying earnestly for those who have been killed, for the bereaved and for grieving loved ones."We pray in support of all those working so hard in response to this tragedy; the police and security forces, hospital staff, neighbours and friends and for all the people of Manchester."May God, in His mercy, strengthen and sustain us and keep us firmly united in the face of all evil." HE Cardinal Vincent NicholsArchbishop of Westminster

Abp Martin: condolences to victims of Manchester attack

(Vatican Radio) The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, has issued a statement offering condolences to the victims of Monday evening's terror attack in Manchester, England, and condemning the act of violence in which at least 22 people were killed and 59 others wounded. Please find the full text of Archbishop Martin's statement, below...*******************************Archbishop Eamon Martin offers prayers for those killed and injured in the Manchester bombing“I have sent a message this morning to Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, to express our shock and sorrow at the horrific bombing in Manchester last night.  Such a violent and brutal attack inflicts terror and long-lasting trauma on children and families and leaves a wound that can only be healed by compassion, love and solidarity.“We are praying for the dead, the injured and for all affected by the bombing.  Such an awful attack challenges us all to resolve personally t...

Cardinal Turkson to speak at conference on suffering

An ecumenical conference with a difference is taking place in Rome.Titled “Deepening and Dialogue” the conferences draw together Catholic and Protestant intellectuals, ministers and laity. It is being held at Rome’s Camillianum university from 24th-25th May. Among the guests are Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the new Vatican Dicastery for  promoting Integral Human Development. Various Methodist, Baptist and Valdese theologians, ethicists and other intellectuals are also attending. One noted speaker is Beppino Englaro, who will speak about the choices he faced regarding the medical condition of his daughter, who spent nearly a year in a vegetative state following a road accident.The aim of the conference is the “Deepening of theological and pastoral dialogue, open to listening to both theoretical and concrete choices by different Christian churches.” The conference organizers point out that in illness and suffering, the churches all draw clo...

Manchester Attack: Bp Arnold calls for solidarity

(Vatican Radio) The Bishop of Salford, England, John Arnold, has called for prayerful and concrete solidarity in the wake of a deadly terror attack on the 18 thousand-person capacity Manchester Arena in his diocese, where singer Ariana Grande had been performing for a crowd of mostly teenagers and young people.Many dead and injured22 people are confirmed to have been killed in the attack, while 59 others were injured.“We have victims, and we have people traumatized by these events, and we’ve got to take care of them,” said Bishop Arnold in an exclusive interview with Vatican Radio on the morning after the attacks.Call for solidarity, resilienceThe recently-elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, for calm and firm resolve.“We are grieving today, but we are strong,” Burnham said. “Today it will be business as usual, as far as possible in our great city.”The Mayor offered condolences and promises of support to grieving families, an...

Cardinal Onaiyekan: The World needs more peace

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has reiterated the paramount importance of peace and unity to make the world a better place for the common good of all humankind. Cardinal Onaiyekan made this assertion in his homily at the celebration of Holy Mass when he recently paid a Canonical visit to St Gabriel Chaplaincy, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Durumi, Abuja.According to the Cardinal, “If we are able, in this world, to share the blessings of God that come our way, there would be no poverty, misery and all the horrible things we see in the world today.” Cardinal Onaiyekan also noted that even those who speak about economic realities agree that there are enough resources in the world to feed everybody.The Cardinal regretted that greed and the unequal distribution of the world's resources remain a worrisome bane of society. His words: “…the only problem is that the resources are not well distributed and will never be well di...

Card. Gracias condemns Manchester bomb attack

Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias has condemned late Monday’s suicide bomb attack at a concert in Manchester, England, as “senseless violence”.  The blast that took place as U.S. singer Ariana Grande was ending her concert at an arena in Manchester, killing at least 22 people and injured many more.  "I am deeply pained by the attack on the innocent people in Manchester most of them who were young people and many were children,” the cardinal, Archbishop of Bombay and president of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) said in a statement to AsiaNews. “We pray for them and entrust our innocent victims to the Merciful Love of God.”Numerous leaders from across the world, including Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the terrorist attack expressing their closeness with the injured and the families of the deceased.“This senseless violence snatched away so man...

Human Rights Watch condemns Bangkok hospital bombing

(Vatican Radio)  The bombing of an army hospital in Bangkok, Monday, that also treats civilians has been condemned by Human Rights Watch as an unjustifiable act of lawlessness.  The detonation of a pipe bomb on 22 May in the dispensary waiting room of Phra Mongkutklao Hospital, injured at least 24 people – three critically. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, which occurred on the anniversary of the 2014 military coup that brought the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) junta to power, overthrowing a democratically elected government.  “The bombing of a hospital is an outrageous rights abuse that shows total disregard for human life,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Bombing hospitals not only risks the lives of patients and medical workers, but disrupts medical care for many more.”The New York-based rights group said authorities should conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent invest...

Philippine bishop condemns felling of century-old trees

The cutting of thousands of century-old trees by a mining company in Palawan, Philippines  has drawn the ire of a Catholic bishop who urged for action so that it won’t happen again.Bishop Socrates Mesiona emphasized the importance of protecting the province’s environment and its remaining natural resources and described it as the country’s “last ecological frontier” because of its unique biodiversity,“This is a tragedy because Palawan is the last frontier so we hope that our environment will be protected, especially the century-old trees,” Mesiona said over Manila archdiocese-run Radio Veritas.Thousands of trees in Brooke’s Point town were cut just days after former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez was rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Lopez, who took to Facebook in exposing the “massacre”, accused the Ipilan Nickel Corp. of cutting trees “without a permit and protected area clearance”.The forme...

Thought of the Day

They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God.

John 16:2

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