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Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024

The following is the text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024, on the theme: “Through the desert God leads us to freedom”:

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Water for Peace

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI –The annual World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd, 2024. This day focuses on the gratitude we owe our great God for the life-giving gift of water, which is necessary for all life as we … Continue reading

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Demands for Certainty Are Not Always Reasonable

Jerry Novotny OMI – My last article touched on the official objective teaching of the Catholic Church regarding homosexuality. “The Truth: Catholic Church and LGBTQ+”. I would like to follow-up this topic with an article on the subjective / pastoral approach by sharing an article I received from my good friend, Douglas … Continue reading

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Where is Baby Jesus in 2023?

Jerry Novotny OMI – It’s that time of the year again. Christmas. It’s been a long year -the pandemic with its new faces still with us, major military buildups across the planet, dictators suppressing human rights, waging war on children both unborn and born, … Continue reading

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Oblate presence in Japan

Brad Rozairo, OMI – It was with great joy that we received the news about the appointment of the new Delegation Superior from our Provincial. For the first time in the Delegation’s history, we have a Japanese, and an Oblate Brother in the … Continue reading

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Letter of the Superior General: Let us walk together listening to the call to care for the common home.

Dear Brother Oblates and members of our Charismatic Family, September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is an initiative of Pope Francis who has also written the Encyclical Laudato Si’ (LS) on care … Continue reading

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Life At Conception Act: October pro-life month calls us to Radical Solidarity

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI – October pro-life month’s theme calls all pro-lifers to be in Radical Solidarity on all critical pro-life issues, especially for the precious unborn. A fundamental life issue that has great importance far into the future and calls us … Continue reading

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August in Japan

Brad Rozairo, OMI – The month of August in Japan reminds us of the deep meaning and the importance of peace as Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorate the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing this year. This opens a ten-day period (August 6 – … Continue reading

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The Truth: Catholic Church and LGBTQ+

Jerry Novotny OMI – Jesus promised us, “….. and the truth will make you free” (Jn. 8:32). When young, I lived on a farm in Minnesota, USA. As any farmer will tell you that one of the most difficult challenges of farming is preparing the … Continue reading

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The Season of Creation Focuses on Justice and Peace for All

Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI – The Season of Creation for 2023 focuses on fundamental virtue of justice for true peace for all life on planet Earth which Pope Francis calls our COMMON HOME. If we truly want peace, we … Continue reading

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War Against Children: IVF – 70-75% do not survive (part 14)

(This article is part of an ongoing series showing different adult obsessions in waging “War Against Children” by Fr. Jerry Novotny, OMI) Millions of babies have come into the world through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This method can provide couples with a child … Continue reading

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Leadership Ministry

Brad Rozairo, OMI – Accepting any responsibility demands a big “yes” and if you are not prepared for the job, it can put you down when things do not go right. Many do not want to get involved in the leadership ministry because … Continue reading

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