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The evening of 10th May will see the third annual Ecumenical liturgy for Christian Martyrs take place in Warsaw, Poland. In particular, this year's liturgy will remember those who have lost their lives in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America because of their religious beliefs. It is estimated that up to 200 million Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith.The event is organised by the Saint Egidio community. The theme of this year’s liturgy is “Witnesses of Mercy.”The Archbishop of Warsaw, Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz will preside over the liturgy. Representatives from Poland’s various religious traditions and movements will also attend.Explaining the choice of the theme “Witnesses of Mercy” the organisers of the event said “In the contemporary world, Martyrs, with their whole lives proclaim the good news and the mercy of God.”When asked about the importance and significance of the event, the organisers de...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis used his remarks to the faithful at Sunday’s Regina coeli to mark the 50th annual recurrence of World Communications Day, recalling the fundamental mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News of Christ’s victory over death, and the duty of all the baptized faithful of every age and in every state of life within the Church to make themselves protagonists of that mission.“The [II Vatican] Council Fathers,” he said, drawing on his Message for the occasion, published earlier this year, “reflecting on the Church in the contemporary world, understood the crucial importance of communications, which ‘are capable of building bridges among persons, families, social groups, and peoples – and this both in physical and in digital environments.’”The Holy Father went on to say, “I offer cordial greetings to everyone working the field of communications, and I hope that our way of communicating in the Chur...
Acts 1: 1-11; Eph 1: 17-23; Lk 24: 46-53   Leonardo da Vinci had started to work on a large canvas in his studio.  For a while he worked at it – choosing the subject, planning the perspective, sketching the outline, applying the colors, with his own inimitable genius.  Then suddenly he stopped working on it.  Summoning one of his talented students, the master invited him to complete the work.  The horrified student protested that he was both unworthy and unable of completing the great painting which his master had begun.  But da Vinci silenced him.  "Will not what I have done inspire you to do your best?"  Jesus our Master began to spread the Good News two thousand years ago, by what he said and did, and supremely by what he suffered.  He illustrated his message and he has left us to finish the picture.  Will his life not inspire us to finish the picture? This is the message of the AscensionIntroduction:  ...
(Vatican Radio) The head of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, Mgr Dario Viganò spoke about the ongoing reform of the Holy See’s media operations on Wednesday at a seminar for Catholic communicators which is taking place this week at the ‘Holy Cross’ Pontifical University.Beyond simply reforming structures, Mgr Viganò stressed the need to renew the process of bringing the Good News of the Gospel to all people. Every euro spent in this field, he said, must be used to ensure that the Gospel and the teaching of the Pope reaches the hearts of all people. The goal, he said, is not to substitute for local churches but to support those communities that have the greatest needs.Mgr. Viganò spoke of the reform ‘timeline’, which focuses this year on a closer integration of Vatican Radio and the Vatican Television Centre, of which he is the former director. The reform process, he stressed, must go beyond a mere makeover and a...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday urged Christians to have the courage to announce the good news about Jesus, just like the Apostles who testified to Christ’s resurrection even at the cost of their lives. The Pope’s words came during his morning Mass at the Santa Marta residence where he said announcing the gospel, intercession and hope are the three interlinked dimensions of a Christian life. Friday (April 22nd) marked the 43rd anniversary of the religious profession of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.In his homily Pope Francis reflected on the three lynchpins that he said should mark the life of a believer: announcing the gospel, intercession and hope. The heart of this announcement for a Christian, he explained, is that Jesus died and rose from the dead for our salvation. This, he continued, is what the Apostles did before the Jews and the pagans and their testimony was made even at the cost of their lives, their own blood. “When John and Peter were brought be...
Paris, France, Apr 14, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his meeting with Pope Francis at the beginning of the month.Bishop Fellay had visited the Vatican April 1-2, meeting with the Pope and with Archbishop Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei – the Vatican office of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responsible for doctrinal discussions with the estranged group.The French-language blog Le Salon Beige reported April 10 that Bishop Fellay had spoken that day to some 4,000 pilgrims and “revealed some good news” from his encounter at the Vatican.The blog post reported that Bishop Fellay indicated that: the Pope confirmed that the SSPX is Catholic in his eyes; the Pope said he would never condemn the SSPX; and that the Pope wants to extend the faculties of the priest of the SSPX, beginning with Confessio...
Vatican has recognized officially the Indian ‘Jesus Youth Movement’ granting it Juridical approval as ‘International Private Association of the Faithful’Jesus Youth is the first movement in the history of the Catholic Church in India and the second in Asia to receive such a Pontifical approval. The decree of approval will be awarded during a ceremony held in the Vatican on May 20, 2016.A Catholic lay movement that began in Kerala, India in the early 80s has now  spread to 35 countries around the world, with its  presence in all 5 continents.Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people themselves, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out to other young people. The strength of the movement is its special focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus Christ: beginning with an experience of God nourished by prayer, the Word of God, the sacraments and fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.Though not an actual community...
IMAGE: CNS photo/Anto AkkaraBy Anto AkkaraRAMAPURAM, India (CNS) -- TheIndian government might have dispelled rumors of the Good Friday crucifixion ofkidnapped Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, but Mathew Uzhunnalil stillworries."I am waiting for cleargood news. Until then, I will stay at home," Mathew Uzhunnalil, 73, toldCatholic News Service from his ancestral house in Ramapuram.For more than a month -- sincehis brother was kidnapped in Aden,Yemen, in early March -- Mathew Uzhunnalil has lived alone, with no TV or radio,in the house tucked in the midst of rubber plantations. He said he will returnto his family in Gujarat "only after I have clear news about Father Tom,"his 56-year-old younger brother.Mathew Uzhunnalil said manypeople have come to visit and have told him how the Indian foreign minister saidhis brother was safe. The government also assured a delegation from theCatholic Bishops' Conference of India that the government was exploring allpossible means for his "quick a...
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday for the Feast of Divine Mercy, and encouraged the faithful to be “apostles of mercy” toward those in need.“We are all called to become living writers of the Gospel, heralds of the Good News to all men and women today,” the Pope told the crowds during his homily.“We do this by practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, which are the hallmarks of the Christian life. “By means of these simple yet powerful gestures, even when unseen, we can accompany the needy, bringing God’s tenderness and consolation.” Pope Francis referred back to the day’s Gospel taken from John, which recounts the episode in which the Apostle Thomas doubts the Resurrection until he puts his hand in Jesus’ side.These scenes denotes the contrast between the disciple’s “fear” as they hid behind closed doors, and the “mission...
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