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A SPECIAL MONTH TO “PROTECT ALL LIFE”: September 1 ~ October 4, 2021

The Bishops of Japan have established the period from September 1 to October 4 (the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi) as “the special month to PROTECT ALL LIFE.” Below is a messagefrom the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis appoints English Oblate, Father Andrew Small, secretary of child protection commission

Pope Francis has appointed Andrew Small, O.M.I., a 53-year-old English priest, as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The appointment is “pro tempore,” meaning his appointment is either temporary or, more likely, subject to change … Continue reading

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On the moral illicitness of the use of vaccines made from cells derived from aborted human fetuses

December 12, 2020Catholic Teachings In recent weeks, news agencies and various information sources have reported that, in response to the Covid-19 emergency, some countries have produced vaccines using cell lines from aborted human fetuses. In other countries, such vaccines are … Continue reading

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Japanese, Korean bishops oppose dumping of radioactive water into the sea

By Robin Gomes: Catholic bishops in South Korea and Japan have issued a joint statement opposing the Japanese government’s decision to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea.

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150 years after being named patron of the Church, St. Joseph remains vital to the world

by Michael R. Heinlein December 4, 2020 This Dec. 8 commemorates 150 years since Blessed Pope Pius IX declared St. Joseph to be patron of the universal Church. At the time, Pius IX wrote that the Church was going through “most … Continue reading

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Pope at Angelus: Immaculate Conception encourages us on path of conversion

At the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis urges Christians to follow a path of conversion, as we find hope in the special grace Mary received from God.

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Murder In The Cathedral: The Face Of Christ In The Victims Of Nagasaki

by David Albert Jones. In “Truman’s Terrible Choice, 75 Years Ago”, George Weigel has defended the use of the atomic bomb against the populations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the basis that it “saved millions, even tens of millions, of lives.” He … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ message for Mission Sunday: October 18 in 2020.

Here am I, send me (Isaiah 6:8) The full text of the message follows: Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my gratitude to God for the commitment with which the Church throughout the world carried out the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2020

Like Jesus Christ, forced to flee.Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integratinginternally displaced persons

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75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican is providing moral guidance on nuclear weapons

Ahead of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis visited both cities. At a solemn event at the Hiroshima Peace Park in November 2019, Francis declared the use of atomic energy for war to be … Continue reading

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Do we walk alone?

Jerome Novotny OMI – Recently, I read an article about the suffering of Sri Lankan tea workers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the country’s poorest people, the plantation workers face more hardships due to their low income. Their jobs have collapsed due … Continue reading

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Caring is Involvement

Bradly Rozairo OMI – When I was studying the Japanese language in Nagoya many years ago, I used to read the magazine “Hiragana Times” which helped me learn the language. Once when I was asked to give a presentation in the class, … Continue reading

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