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Philippine city officials ordered multiple death squad killings

Philippine city officials ordered multiple death squad killings

by: Fr Shay Cullen - UCN in Activities,

What should be a matter of outrage and great moral concern for every Filipino, and for every decent human being, is the revelation made by Human Rights Watch that a death squad in Mindanao has been on a killing rampage, targeting even street children as young as nine years old. The killings were allegedly carried out on the orders of the former mayor of the city of Tagum in Mindanao.

Helping people in Gaza

Helping people in Gaza

by: SCIAF in Activities,

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) is sending £30,000 to provide emergency aid to thousands of people caught in the conflict in Gaza.

Pastoral Planning

Pastoral Planning

by: Daniel Ang - www.timeofthechurch.com in Activities,

The experience of Christian communities, Catholic and otherwise, confirms that making no plans for growth results in little or no growth every time and such complacency even places communities at risk of decline as the surrounding culture changes and becomes less open to the offer of faith.

Militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

Militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

by: Catholic News Service in Activities,
As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace. “Violence isn’t overcome with violence. Violence is conquered with peace,” the pope said before leading thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in a moment of silent prayer July 20.
Catholic Film Festival Swims Against the Flow

Catholic Film Festival Swims Against the Flow

by: Eponymous Flower in Activities,

The International Catholic Film Festival. The aim of the festival is to give space and visibili The aim of the festival is to give space and visibility to  producers and directors of feature films, documentaries, docu-fiction, television series and short films, to promote  the "positive models and universal moral values”  which are therefore consistent with Christianity. 

The Revolution is Here

The Revolution is Here

by: Carly Andrews - Tony Eccles - Aleteia in Activities,

Invocation: The revolution is here: The organisation’s creator and Executive director Chris Smith speaks to Aleteia about the revolutionary organisation and the secret to its success. “Ultimately what we do is we try to help young people everywhere to hear, recognise, discern and then respond to the call of Christ in their lives.

The Conference on Consecrated Life 2014

The Conference on Consecrated Life 2014

by: Jo Farrell - Godgossip Reporter in Activities,

Pope urges us to “fly the nest” and tell the Good News to the world. He invites us to make a noise and be less afraid of making mistakes, surprise the world as God constantly surprises us. He adds that this is relevant for all of us, not just the young. We are all are able to hold this passion for God’s life. 

We all can win the World Cup

We all can win the World Cup

by: Msgr. Charles Pope - Washington Arch. in Activities,

On the Lord’s Team! A Reflection on Sports Providing an Image of the Christian Life. The World Cup captured a lot of attention these past few weeks. I puzzle a bit as to the popularity of soccer since it seems that almost no one ever scores.

World Cup Theology

World Cup Theology

by: Dr Lincoln Harvey - The Tablet in Activities,

The World Cup is now well under way. We’ve had some brilliant games and some wonderful goals. It is shaping up to be a great tournament. But is there a way for us to use the World Cup in our evangelism? The short answer is yes.

Iraqi sisters stay as civilians flee Mosul

Iraqi sisters stay as civilians flee Mosul

by: Dawn Cherie Araujo in Activities,

“The extraordinary thing about the sisters right now is their commitment, regardless of the danger, to stand with their people and not abandon them,” Markham said.The sisters are well aware of the danger in their situation, especially now that ISIS controls Mosul, at least for the time being. All anyone can do for them is pray.

Stations of the Resurrection

Stations of the Resurrection

by: Australian Catholics in Activities,

Could the Stations of the Resurrection be highlighted in churches in the same way as the Stations of the Cross? Draw pictures, or create some sculptures, for each station.The Stations of Light draw together stories from the Gospel that follow Jesus after the Resurrection…

Pope Francis press conference on his way home

Pope Francis press conference on his way home

by: Edward Pentin in Activities,

During the wide-ranging hour-long press conference on the papal plane back from the Holy Land, the Holy Father also revealed he is to make a two-day trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January next year, according to Vatican Insider. 

Commentary to the Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -

Commentary to the Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -

by: Fr. Joseph Pellegrino, SJ in Activities,

God loves each of us for whom we are, not for whom we think we should be like, but for whom He created us to be. We are created in the image and likeness of God; yet in the mystery of God's creation, each of us is a unique reflection of this image and likeness.