Pope Francis leads drive to confront low birthrate

Pope Francis leads drive to confront low birthrate

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Activities

Pope Francis will open a conference later this month looking at how to reverse Italy’s low birthrate. Francis, who the Vatican said is to take part in the Rome event in person, has lamented the  “Italian demographic winter” and warned that “the future is in danger”.

Our Heart is Stronger than our Vounds

Our Heart is Stronger than our Vounds

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

Ten years before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen was beset by a depression that nearly broke him. While in treatment, he wrote a very powerful book, The Inner Voice of Love, in which he humbly and candidly shared his struggles and the efforts it took to overcome them.

Repaying the Ecological Debt: Pope Francis writes to the IMF and World Bank

Repaying the Ecological Debt: Pope Francis writes to the IMF and World Bank

Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - World Issues

In the letter the pontiff sets out his main expectations. He hopes that this harsh contingency will give rise to an opportunity for change to a more inclusive, sustainable economy oriented toward the universal common good; that poor countries will have a real voice in international bodies and access to international markets; that they will be helped through debt forgiveness; and that they will be supported in their transition to a greener economy.

Catholic Bishops reflect on post pandemic challenges for Church

Catholic Bishops reflect on post pandemic challenges for Church

Keith Morris - East Anglia Diocese in England - Church Issues

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have issued a reflection on post-pandemic recovery and the challenges faced by the Church in encouraging people back to the Church and her Sacraments. The Bishops met for their Spring plenary meeting from April 19 – 22. 

 

 

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