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Time and space in the Eternal City

Time and space in the Eternal City

by: Guillaume Goubert - La Croix Intenational in Activities,

In a series of meetings ranging from the Vatican to the Lateran Emmanuel Macron showed he understood how to communicate a message at the level of this unique world city. In particular, he displayed a keen awareness of the current situation of a Europe that is continuing to tear itself apart over the issue of migration.

Laudato Si' - Major new research institute at Campion Hall

Laudato Si' - Major new research institute at Campion Hall

by: Catholic News in Activities,

The Jesuits in Britain have announced that a new research institute called the Laudato Si' Institute (LSI) is being established at Campion Hall, the Jesuit permanent private hall of the University of Oxford. The LSI will be established during the academic year 2018-2019 and will formally open in September 2019.

Mourning

Mourning

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

Our culture doesn’t give us easy permission to mourn. Its underlying ethos is that we move on quickly from loss and hurt, keep our griefs quiet, remain strong always, and get on with life.

Increase in number of Catholics worldwide, according to Vatican stats

Increase in number of Catholics worldwide, according to Vatican stats

by: James Roberts - The Tablet in Activities,

The newly released Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2016 reports a 1.1 per cent increase in absolute Catholic numbers between 2015 and 2016. In 2015 there were 1,285 million baptised Catholics and in 2016 1,299 million. However the world population increased by 1.14 per cent (from 7.383 billion to 7.467 billion) meaning that as a proportion of world population the proportion of Catholics fell, from 17.73 per cent of the world’s population in 2015 to 17.67 per cent in 2016.


Dictatorships begin with taking over media, warns Pope

Dictatorships begin with taking over media, warns Pope

by: Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service in Activities,

All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of "unscrupulous" people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said. Typical standards, norms and laws in regard to communications are first eliminated, the pope said in his homily June 18 during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Cardinal Nichols: Church and police working well together to fight human trafficking

Cardinal Nichols: Church and police working well together to fight human trafficking

by: The Tablet - News in Activities,

The collaboration between the Catholic Church and law enforcement officers to tackle modern slavery is starting to work. Cardinal Vincent Nichols told a UN conference this week that the collaboration between the Catholic Church, through the Santa Marta group, and law enforcement officers to combat human slavery around the world, is starting to work. 

Hebei Diocese bans pilgrimage reports as China steps up repression

Hebei Diocese bans pilgrimage reports as China steps up repression

by: ucanews.com reporters, Hong Kong in Activities,

A source who asked to be unnamed told ucanews.com that Hebei Provincial Ethnic and Religious Department had given the company verbal notification that neither its newspaper nor website should report pilgrimages in May. Webmasters in other dioceses told ucanews.com that they had submitted articles on local or inter-provincial pilgrimages to Faith Weekly but none had been published.

Nun spreads God's love through art

Nun spreads God's love through art

by: UCA News in Expressions,

The nun's inspiration for creation comes from her experience in life and prayers but mainly from the Word of God. Sister Marie described her experience as a calling within a calling. She goes where God wants her to go to preach the universal values of good relationships, faith, hope, compassion and love with believers and non-believers because her creation contained a mission of evangelization. 

Harsh new rules in the classroom: the cap on faith-based admissions

Harsh new rules in the classroom: the cap on faith-based admissions

by: Mike Craven - The Tablet in Activities,

The decision to keep the cap marks a crossroads for Catholic education. The Catholic community should be proud of its schools, but if it is to secure their future it has to recognise the new and more hostile political reality. Most crucially, it must make the most of its assets – the communities of people in each school who make them the success they are.

The church should rethink its Sunday rituals

The church should rethink its Sunday rituals

by: t Élodie Maurot - La Croix International in Activities,

For example, it can propose contemplation sessions, a very open prayer with a ritual gesture, where families would be welcomed just as they are today. The spiritual demand is enormous. The need for a break, too.