Closed border with India creating havoc in country already reeling from earthquakes
The following is a press release sent last week by Bishop Paul Simick, Roman Catholic Apostolic Administrator for Nepal, to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The situation of Nepal at the moment is pretty frightening as the closure of Nepal’s main borders crossing with India has ...
Because God "Never Tires of Forgiving"
This month, the Pope is praying that all of us might experience God's mercy. The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for December. His universal intention is “that all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving." For his evangelization intention, the Holy Fa...
Missionary Is Recovering From Terror Attack
This report is contributed by Esther Gaitan-Fuertes of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * Almost two weeks ago, Father Piero Parolari—a medical doctor and a missionary with the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) serving in Bangladesh—was attacked by three men when he was riding his bicycle to St V...
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I'm going."
Just after I was named auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez, my new boss, told me to get theWaze appfor my iPhone. He explained that it was a splendid way to navigate the often impossible LA traffic. I followed his instructions and have indeed used the app on practically a daily basis since my arriva...
Quote for November 27
'Act, and God will act.'
-Joan of Arc
Pope Francis has named Fr. Hector Vila as bishop of Whitehorse, Yukon, the largest city in northern Canada. Hector Vilawas born in Lima, Peru, in 1962 and was ordained a priest in 1995. He …read more
Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis' prepared script to give to Kenya's youth this morning in the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi: *** Mr President, My Brother Bishops, Dear …read more
"We stand here today in Munyonyo at the place where King Mwanga determined to wipe out the followers of Christ. He failed in this, just as King Herod failed to kill Jesus. The light shone in the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it"
Here is a Vatican translation of the address Pope Francis gave this evening to a meeting of catechists and teachers in Uganda. The meeting was held at the site of the first martyrdoms of the …read more
'How Could I Not Denounce the Injustices You Suffer?' Pope Says During Visit to Kengami Slum Francis Tells Poor That Respecting the 'Sacred 3 L's' of Land, LodgingandLaborIs NotPhilanthropy, …read more
"My visit to your country is meant above all to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the Uganda Martyrs by my predecessor, Pope Paul VI. But I hope that my presence here will also be seen as a sign of friendship, esteem and encouragement for all the people of this great nation"
Here is the text of theaddress Pope Francis gave in English this evening in Uganda, to the diplomatic corps and other officials, during the welcome ceremony at State House in Entebbe. * * * …read more
“If you haven’t received understanding, be understanding with others, if you haven’t received love, love others; if you have felt the pain of loneliness, approach those that are alone”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the transcription of Pope Francis’ address to youth today in Kenya. He did not follow his prepared text and instead spoke in his native Spanish, with his words …read more
Throwing Aside Script, Pope Francis Asks Kenya's Young People If They'll Allow Difficulties to Destroy or Use Them as Opportunities
Pope Francis has asked Kenya's young people how they will respond to the challenges they face, including those of tribalism, corruption, and desperation, and challenged them to get out of …read more
"I congratulate you, I accompany you and I want you to know that the Lord never forgets you. The path of Jesus began on the peripheries, it goes from the poor and with the poor, towards others."
This is the address Pope Francis gave this morning when hevisited Kangemi slum in Nairobi: *** Thank you for welcoming me to your neighbourhood. I thank Archbishop Kivuva and Father Pascal …read more