Pope: The poor show us the face of Christ

Pope Francis’ message for the Third World Day of the Poor was released yesterday. The day will be observed on Sunday 17th November. The theme for this year’s World Day of the Poor is: “The hope of the poor shall not perish forever”, taken from the Book of Psalms. The Pope writes that these words “express a profound truth that faith impresses above all on the hearts of the poor, restoring lost hope in the face of injustice, sufferings and the uncertainties of life.” Continue reading

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Christians must offer real hope to the most vulnerable, pope says

The option for those who are least, those whom society discards, is a priority that Christ’s followers are called to pursue, Pope Francis has said. Continue reading

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“The Devil is Smiling”. Where are our Shepherds?

Abortion’s “slippery slope” continues to expand throughout the world and the crack in the wall gets bigger. The most shocking news took place recently in the United States. The headlines read, “NY governor signs sweeping new abortion law that allows abortions after 24 weeks”. This law, the so-called Reproductive Health Act, permits abortions after 24 weeks and allows abortions at any point in a pregnancy, including the day before the child is born. Continue reading

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Number of newborns in Japan fell to record low while population dropped faster than ever in 2018

The number of newborns in Japan hit a record low of 918,397 in 2018, staying below the 1 million mark for the third year in a row, a government survey showed Friday. Continue reading

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Bring forth the fruits of the Good News – Pentecost 2019!

My dear Brother Bishops, Pentecost 2019! We are indeed blessed with the renewed call made by our dear Holy Father Pope Francis on the occasion of Pentecost 2019 “to pray for a truly missionary conversion of the whole Church.” Pentecost this year has a special emphasis with Pope Francis inviting all of us to live October 2019 as an Extraordinary Missionary Month. Continue reading

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What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration?

In looking at the debate over immigration, it is almost automatically assumed that the Church’s position is one of unconditional charity toward those who enter the nation, legally or illegally. Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ‘It’s not just about migrants, but about all of us’

In his message for the 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis says fear and a throw-away culture lead to the rejection and exclusion of people seeking a better life. Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ‘Abortion is never the answer’

.- Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion is never the answer to difficult prenatal diagnoses, calling selective abortion of the disabled the “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality.” Continue reading

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Addressing dementia prevention

The government has compiled a draft outline of new measures to address the growing problem of dementia among the elderly, placing emphasis on preventive steps to curb the increase in the number of patients. Continue reading

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Pastoral Orientations On Human Trafficking

Pope Francis attaches enormous importance to the plight of the millions
of men, women and children who are trafficked and enslaved. They are
among the most dehumanized and discarded of people in the modern
world and all over the world. Human trafficking, he says, is an “atrocious
scourge,” an “aberrant plague” and an “open wound on the body of
contemporary society.” Continue reading

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