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Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission

Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission

Mark Saludes - UCA News - Activities el Tue, Jan 31st 2017

Father Totet Banaybal's goal is not to change local culture but show people the 'goodness of the church' Filipino Jesuit finds home in Cambodian mission. Totet Banaybal, a Filipino Jesuit student, had to learn a lot of things when he first went to Cambodia in 1994. "It was not easy," he recalls. Everything was unlike what he was used to back home, such as removing his shoes before someone’s home. 

Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

Coming to Newark Archdiocese: A Different Kind of Cardinal

Sharon Otterman - The New York Times - DEC. 22, 2016 - Activities el Sat, Jan 7th 2017

Cardinal Tobin assumes his role in an uneasy time. He said that he hoped to lead with joy and transparency, and that he intended to encourage dialogue to bridge divisions. But he would go further if he believed that policies ran counter to the moral values that Jesus taught.

Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

Catholic church building destroyed in Myanmar

John Zaw, Mandalay - UCAnews - JPIC News el Fri, Jan 6th 2017

A Catholic church was bombed in the conflict-torn northern Shan State as renewed fighting intensified between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed groups. In an ironic twist, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mongkoe Township near the Chinese border was hit by air strikes on Dec. 3, the very feast day of St. Francis Xavier

Hong Kong symposium raises religious rights awareness

Hong Kong symposium raises religious rights awareness

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong - Activities el Thu, Apr 21st 2016

"We hoped the event would give young Catholics here more information about the church in China and transform their concern into prayers," he said. Tsang said many young Catholics are satisfied participating in parish activities but not engaging in issues on social justice and religious freedom. The symposium aimed to change that prevailing attitude, he said.

Missionary spirit means giving witness, not proselytizing, Pope Francis says

Missionary spirit means giving witness, not proselytizing, Pope Francis says

Junno Arocho Esteves, for Catholic News Service - Activities el Thu, Dec 3rd 2015

The pope appealed to all young people, calling on them to reflect on their vocation and "to not exclude the possibility of becoming a missionary" and to preach with their lives, not by proselytizing. "Those who are looking for something else are the ones that [proselytize]," he said. "Faith is preached first through witness then with words — but slowly." 

Pope Francis in Kenya at start of African tour

Pope Francis in Kenya at start of African tour

Caroline Wyatt - BBC - Activities el Wed, Nov 25th 2015

"All men and women of goodwill are called to work for reconciliation and peace, forgiveness and healing," Pope Francis said at a function hosted by President Kenyatta in State House. "Ultimately, the struggle against these enemies of peace and prosperity must be carried on by men and women who fearlessly believe in, and bear honest witness to, the great spiritual and political values which inspired the birth of the nation," he added.

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

Controls on religion inside Tibet have intensified

ucanews.com reporter, Beijing - Missions el Mon, Nov 2nd 2015

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Panchen Lama installed by the Chinese government, has called for tighter controls over monks to ensure they follow Buddhist precepts in what is already among the most strictly managed Buddhist societies.  Roaming monks not based at any one temple are particularly prone to breaking precepts, Norbu said in rare public comments on Oct. 25 at the Fourth World Buddhist Forum in Wuxi, near Shanghai.

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

St. Anthony Mary Claret and his Missionary Zeal

FR. Ed Broom, omv - Catholic Exchange - Claret el Fri, Oct 23rd 2015

Pope Francis constantly is challenging a world enveloped in the globalization of indifference that missionary zeal must be enkindled. Jesus reminds us with a heavy heart:  “The harvest is rich, but the laborers are few.” We would like to pay tribute to one missionary saint who should be taken as a splendid model for our modern world, whose feast day we celebrate every year on October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret (1807-1870).

Missionaries weave back together shattered lives in Mindanao, Philippines

Missionaries weave back together shattered lives in Mindanao, Philippines

Inday Espina-Varona - UCAnews - Missions el Sat, May 30th 2015

In the Philippines, the Claretians specialize in weaving back together the shattered lives of residents, immersing themselves in communities, and focusing on service rather than just evangelizing. The beatification of Romero, a cleric killed by right-wing thugs for his support of the poor and oppressed of El Salvador, comes at a time when the Philippines is polarized by a proposed law that seeks to cement the peace agreement signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Pastoral Planning

Pastoral Planning

Daniel Ang - www.timeofthechurch.com - Activities el Sat, Aug 2nd 2014

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.

Dutch priest murdered in his church in the besieged Syrian city of Homs

Dutch priest murdered in his church in the besieged Syrian city of Homs

Ruth Sherlock, Beirut and Magdy Samaan - BBC - Missions el Tue, Apr 8th 2014

A Dutch priest who had refused to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs in solidarity with its residents, was on Monday beaten and then shot dead in his monastery by a masked gunman. During more than three years of war, Jesuit Father Francis Van der Lugt, 75, had insisted on remaining in Homs, risking starvation and near constant shellfire, until every last civilian could be evacuated from the district.

His predecessors and St Francis of Assisi show Pope Francis the way to China

His predecessors and St Francis of Assisi show Pope Francis the way to China

Jeroom Heyndrickx, CICM - Church Issues el Mon, Mar 25th 2013

No doubt, also in dealing with this delicate matter the new pope will be inspired by the spirit of his patron Saint Francis who, in the history of the Church was a pioneer of dialogue. Communism has been the staunch opponent of the Church in China. Pope Francis will have to deal with this matter. He will find inspiration in the way his predecessors approached China.

Myanmar pilgrims reach for the heights in Lent

Myanmar pilgrims reach for the heights in Lent

Thomas Toe - UCA - Activities el Sat, Mar 23rd 2013

More than 2,000 join bishop for Mass on a mountaintop. Pilgrims take part in a Way of the Cross at the foot of the mountain. Nyi Soe is one of the 2,000 pilgrims who recently participated in a trek up a popular mountaintop shrine for a Mass in the run-up to Easter. The 185-meter climb up Cross Mountain in east-central Myanmar helps Catholic pilgrims reflect on Jesus´ passion.

Go, Be Missionaries - WYD Rio 2013 Anthem English Version

Go, Be Missionaries - WYD Rio 2013 Anthem English Version

claret.org.uk - Video el Thu, Feb 21st 2013

London pop band Ooberfuse have been chosen to sing and record in English the official youth anthem of World Youth Day 2013. This English version of the WYD Rio 2013 is great, youthful, faithful, joyful. Congratulatios Ooberfuse. Hope Cherrie Anderson's voice will encourage many to "Go, be missionaries".

A pluralist Church must cast off defunct Eurocentrism

A pluralist Church must cast off defunct Eurocentrism

Fr. Mick Kelly, SJ - UCA - Articles el Wed, Dec 12th 2012

Globalization's consequences: A pluralist Church must cast off defunct Eurocentrism. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination, with more than a billion members worldwide. Its Latin Rite (there are several others) is the only organized branch of Christianity to expand substantially beyond Europe.