Achievement versus Froutfulness

Achievement versus Froutfulness

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

There’s a real difference between our achievements and our fruitfulness, between our successes and the actual good that we bring into the world. What we achieve brings us success, gives us a sense of pride, makes our families and friends proud of us, and gives us a feeling of being worthwhile, singular, and important.

Pope issues decree of major significance in Asia

Pope issues decree of major significance in Asia

ucanews.com reporter, Bangkok - Activities

The decree, or motu proprio as it is called in church parlance, enables local churches across the world to take a more direct hand in developing and approving the texts used in the celebration of sacraments. The control of liturgical texts and sacramental formulas has been a matter of considerable controversy to many throughout the church, including bishops' conferences in Asia such as in Japan. 

Critical time in history for Muslims and Christians in India

Critical time in history for Muslims and Christians in India

M.P. Raju, New Delhi - UCANews - Ecumenism

India, as a nation, goes through a critical time in history when its religious minorities are badly needed by its majority community — the Hindus. The major religious minorities — Muslims and Christians — have a vital role to play in helping guard against excessive religious and cultural nationalism.

Police arrest lawmaker over school arson attacks

Konradus Epa, Jakarta - UCANews - Activities

A lawmaker in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province has been arrested for allegedly orchestrating a string of arson attacks on elementary schools..Yansen Alison Binti, 60, a Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerinda) politician and member of the Central Kalimantan Provincial Legislative Council, was arrested on Sept. 10.

Filipino nun brings hope to disaster-scarred communities

Filipino nun brings hope to disaster-scarred communities

Mark Saludes, Iligan City - UCAN - Religious

For two months now, Sister Betsy Espana has brought food aid to displaced families, some of the almost 400,000 people affected by armed clashes between government troops and terrorist gunmen. The nun from Our Lady of Triumph of the Cross congregation said she wants to perform her mission "out of the spotlight," saying that she is there with the people "to serve them."

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