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Fourth World Day of the Poor – “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32)

(Message of His Holiness Pope Francis. 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. 15 November 2020.) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words … Continue reading

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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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Protect All Life Month

Bradly Rozairo OMI – In order to respond to the message of Pope Francis when he visited Japan in November 2019, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan has introduced “Protect all life month”: September 1 – October 4, every year starting from 2020.

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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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TEN DAYS FOR PEACE AND CALL FOR A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Bradly Rozairo OMI – The late Pope St. John Paul II announced the “Appeal for Peace” in February 1981 at the Peace Memorial Park of Hiroshima with these words, “War is the work of man. War is destruction of human life. War is death…To … Continue reading

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75 Years after the War: A Peace Message from the Catholic Bishops of Japan – Protect all life – Peace is the path of hope

To our Brother and Sister Catholics of Japan and All People of Good Will: On the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan issued the message “Resolution for Peace” in light of the … Continue reading

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Seek God’s face in the poor, sick, abandoned and foreigners

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Christians to discover the face of Jesus in the migrants, refugees and the displaced who are forced to flee because of the many injustices that still afflict our world today. 

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Gardening

Bradly Rozairo OMI – When I look back at the schedule we had during my years of formation in the seminary, one of the things that come to my mind is the time spent in the garden doing some manual labor. Every day a … Continue reading

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