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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. 

A packed agenda for Pope Francis' Middle East visit

A packed agenda for Pope Francis' Middle East visit

by: John L. Allen Jr. - Boston Globe in Activities,

Stakes are high but much could be accomplished.  Pope Francis leaves next Saturday for a brief but intense three-day outing to Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel, a region Christians traditionally call the “Holy Land.”

Commentary to the 5th Sunday of Easter - A -

Commentary to the 5th Sunday of Easter - A -

by: Fr James Gilhooley in Activities,

Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged in 1945 by the Nazis. Before his execution, he told a fellow prisoner, "This is the beginning of a new life." Said the prisoner, a British officer, "Dietrich knew the WAY he was going."

Why Protestants are more popular than Catholics in China

Why Protestants are more popular than Catholics in China

by: Fr Michael Kelly SJ - UCA News in Activities,

Questions abound over the recent vicious actions of the Chinese government towards Christians in the prosperous Zhejiang Province just south of Shanghai. The actions of the government during the fortnight after Easter against both Protestants and Catholics are unprecedented in recent decades and, justifiably, have received world attention.

Traditional values are secret of our success, say Scouts as membership soars

Traditional values are secret of our success, say Scouts as membership soars

by: John Bingham - The Telegraph in Activities,

Holding on to traditional values – including keeping God in its promise – has helped the Scouts see a dramatic increase in members, the organisation’s chief commissioner has insisted. New figures show that the number of Scouts in the UK has jumped by almost a quarter in the last decade and membership is now at its highest level for a generation.