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By Dennis SadowskiTUCSON,Ariz. (CNS) -- For a long time, Father Timothy Martinez felt alone.Not so muchin his priesthood and his responsibilities as pastor of Risen Savior Parish in Albuquerque, New Mexico,but because of his passion for astronomy and his concern about the media-drivendivide between religion and science.He wonderedhow the two be could be shown to be complementary and share with hisparishioners ways they can appreciate creation by knowing a little more aboutthe universe.Then heattended the Vatican Observatory's Faith and Astronomy Workshop in 2015 and wasback again for this year's session Jan. 11-15 in the Arizona desert near Tucsonwith his Celestron 11-inchreflector telescope in tow. Father Martinez is not feeling so alone anymore."It'sconfirmation that I'm not crazy," he said during a morning small groupdiscussion near the end of the workshop. "That's important to say. This ispart of pastoral ministry ... to help people reach holiness."The priestwas among 14 clergy...
The 51st International Eucharistic Congress taking place from Jan. 24-31, in the central Philippine city of Cebu, has as its main theme, “The Eucharist as Mission”.  Thousands of delegates and participants, among them  the clergy, religious and lay people, are taking part in this event to ‎promote ‎the ‎awareness ‎of ‎the ‎central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic ‎Church. ‎ Among several speakers invited to address the gathering is Indian Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil, the Apostolic Administrator of Diocese of Jowai in Meghalaya state of North-East India.   He served as the bishop of Dibrugarh for 11 years and the Archbishop of Guwahati for 20 years before his retirement on January 18, 2012.  But Pope Francis called him back from retirement in Feb. 2014 to serve as Apostolic Administrator to Jowai. Archbishop Menamparampil, who is renowned in north-east India for his peac...
(Vatican Radio) An official for Caritas Internationalis said the tit-for-tat killings seen in Burundi over the past months between supporters and opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza have created “a complete climate of fear” among the population. The violence began in Burundi last April when President Nkurunzia announced he would seek a third term. Over 400 people have died and around 250,000 have fled abroad and many fear that the nation could be slowly sliding back into another civil war. Patrick Nicholson is the Communications Director for Caritas Internationalis and he spoke to Susy Hodges from the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.Listen to the interview with Patrick Nicholson of Caritas Internationalis:  “There’s fear everywhere”Nicholson said he had spoken to many residents during his visit to Bujumbura and said that in the “contested” areas of the capital “there is a complete climate of fear” with people locking the...
(Vatican Radio) Australia’s ambassador to the Holy See, John McCarthy concluded his time in office on Friday, reflecting on the challenges and achievements of the past three years of service. He presented his credentials to Pope Benedict in the Vatican on November 12th 2012, just three months before the German pontiff announced his surprise resignation.Ambassador McCarthy is a lawyer who was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great in 2006 for services to the Catholic Church and to the wider Australian communityAs he took over as only the second resident Australian representative to the Holy See, the ambassador said he hoped to continue the work of his predecessor, Tim Fischer, especially in areas of peace and religious freedom, human rights and anti-trafficking.On his last day in office, Philippa Hitchen asked him about his achievements and about how he has sought to raise the profile of his country within the Roman Curia…Listen  As a lawy...
(Vatican Radio)  The final days of the Year of Consecrated Life are being marked in the Vatican with a theological symposium on religious life, taking place from 28 Jan to 1 Feb, on the theme Consecrated Life in Communion. A common foundation in the diversity of styles.The event, hosted by the Vatican's Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL), kicked off with a prayer vigil Thursday night (28 Jan) in St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis is set to close the Year of Consecrated Life with a Mass on Tuesday, 2 February, the World Day of Consecrated Life.During Thursday night's vigil, Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, O.F.M., Secretary of the Congregation for Religious (CICLSAL), gave a reflection on the centrality of joy for the consecrated person."The beatitudes," he said, "are, here and now, the path to a full and joyful life. Joy is not a possibility but a responsibility for the consecra...
(Vatican Radio) One of the most touching interventions at the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines, was made by an ex-“street child” from the city.Maria “Maggie” Georgia Cogtas now works with other children who find themselves in the same dire situation she once found herself.Listen to the interview by Seàn-Patrick Lovett with Maria “Maggie” Georgia Cogtas: She told Vatican Radio the life on the street can be frightening and dangerous.“I have encountered many street children. When we meet them they have scars on their…head,” she said.“One time there was a street kid who was very badly beaten by a group, he had a wound in his head, he said to me he rushed to the hospital and asked for the security guards if they could help him,” Maggie continued. “So there was a doctor who said [he could help] then he stitched the wound of the child.”Not all street children are homeless. Ma...
(Vatican Radio)  Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, on Friday released his message for the 63rd World Leprosy Day. The theme of this year's message is 'To live is to help to live'. World Leprosy Day is traditionally help around the world on the last Sunday of January. It was begun in 1954 by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau, as a way to raise awareness of this deadly ancient disease.The full message is below:Message of H.E. Msgr. Zygmunt Zimowski, the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (for Health Pastoral Care), on the Occasion of the Sixty-Third World Leprosy Day To live is to help to live(31 January 2016)Dear Brothers and Sisters,This sixty-third World Leprosy Day, which has the title ‘To Live is to Help to Live’, constitutes for everyone an opportunity to continue with the fight against this terrible infection, as well as to weaken the ostraci...
(Vatican Radio)  Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, held a press conference on Friday (29 Jan) to discuss the Missionaries of Mercy to be sent out into the world by Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy and the temporary exposition of the body of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina in St. Peter's Basilica for the Lenten season.Archbishop Fisichella also gave some statistics on the number of pilgrims participating in Jubilee Year events taking place in Rome, saying that "as of today 1,392,000 people have participated in Jubilee events," of which some 40% come from abroad, mostly from French or Spanish speaking countries.Yet he reminded all the most important element of the Jubilee Year is not numbers, but an experience of God's mercy. "A Holy Year of mercy goes well beyond numbers, for it is intended to touch the hearts and the minds of people in order to assist them in coming to understand the ...
(Vatican Radio)  Marianne Servaas from Belgium is among the thousands of delegates from across the world attending the Church’s International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) taking place in the city of Cebu in the Philippines. A mother of four, Servaas was sexually abused as a young child but said she overcame this painful experience and her life is now full of joy and hope after she converted to Catholicism. She spoke to our correspondent, Sean Patrick Lovett, about her life and her faith.Listen to the interview with Marianne Servaas, a delegate at the IEC:   Servaas recounted how she grew up in a Christian evangelical family but had a difficult childhood as she was sexually abused from the age of 4 to 14 and her mother was suffering from a terminal illness. She described how she wrestled for many years with the feeling that she didn’t fit into her evangelical background, especially after she came to live in the Philippines with her husband where she was confront...
 WASHINGTON-Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called on everyone "concerned about the tragedy of abortion" to recommit to a "vision of life and love, a vision that excludes no one" on January 14. His statement marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Cardinal Dolan chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops."Most Americans oppose a policy allowing legal abortion for virtually any reason - though many still do not realize that this is what the Supreme Court gave us," wrote Cardinal Dolan. "Most want to protect unborn children at later stages of pregnancy, to regulate or limit the practice of abortion, and to stop the use of taxpayer dollars for the destruction of unborn children. Yet many who support important goals of the pro-life movement do not identify as 'pro-life,' a fact which should lead us to examine how we present our pro-life vision to others.""Even as Americans rema...
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