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New Horizons in Consecrated Life

New Horizons in Consecrated Life

Fr. Angel Ochagavia, cmf - Religious el Fri, Mar 18th 2016
With this anthology of texts the four Institutes of Consecrated Life run by the Claretian Missionaries want to offer to the English speaking public some of its practical theological reflections. There are nine articles, wirtten by eight different authors; 242 pages of solid and inspiring reflections. Prize: £8. We hope that these reflections also serve as a stimulus to continue the task of “practical theology” of a consecrated life called to be innovative from its extraordinary tradition.
The future of women in the Church

The future of women in the Church

Paul-André Durocher - L'Osservatore Romano - Religious el Wed, Mar 9th 2016

I formulated three suggestions in this regard: to study the possibility of ordaining women to the permanent diaconate; to permit married couples to speak during homilies in Mass to bear witness to the connection between the proclaimed Word and their lives as spouses and parents; to recognize the equal ability of women to take on decision-making roles in the Church.

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

Michel Chambon - UCAnews - Ecumenism el Mon, Feb 1st 2016

Ecumenism is not condemned to disappear from China. Indeed, we can find within the Chinese society and among Chinese Christians a certain number of mediations infusing a path of mutual respect, convergence and relative spiritual communion. Chinese Christians are all aware of sharing the same spiritual filiation and of their duty to better honor Jesus' prayer for his disciples: "they may be one so that the world may believe."

Pope Francis to religious leaders in Nairobi

Pope Francis to religious leaders in Nairobi

Vatican Radio - Activities el Thu, Nov 26th 2015

 It is always important to me that, when I come to visit the Catholic faithful of a local Church, I have an occasion to meet the leaders of other Christian communities and religious traditions.  It is my hope that our time together may be a sign of the Church’s esteem for the followers of all religions; may it strengthen the bonds of friendship which we already enjoy.

Last Seminar of 2015 for Consecrated men and women.

Last Seminar of 2015 for Consecrated men and women.

Godgossip Reporter - Religious el Thu, May 21st 2015

Fr. Diarmuid O'Murchu will accompany us with his personal dedication and expertise. As we move deeper into the 21st Century, Religious will need to engage authentically with the ongoing decline of the current paradigm, and anticipate in a more discerning way what a new model of consecrated life will look like.

Number of new nuns in Britain trebles in five years

Number of new nuns in Britain trebles in five years

Rebecca Ratcliffe - The Guardian - Religious el Thu, Apr 23rd 2015

Women joining the church were keen to become part of a community that was committed to social issues. “In a really obvious sense, the women feel a religious calling to do so. On a more sociological level, these are women who have lived in the world and who find themselves in their late 20s, 30s or 40s making a conscious and hard choice to enter religious life.

Consecrated Life is precious gift to the Church and the world.

Consecrated Life is precious gift to the Church and the world.

Vatican Radio - Religious el Thu, Aug 21st 2014

Pope Francis met on Saturday afternoon with Communities of Religious at the “School of Love” in Kkottongnae. Approximately 5000 male and female religious were present for the event.  Pope Francis concluded his address: “Dear brothers and sisters, with great humility, do all that you can to show that the consecrated life is a precious gift to the Church and to the world.

Catholic Film Festival Swims Against the Flow

Catholic Film Festival Swims Against the Flow

Eponymous Flower - Activities el Wed, Jul 16th 2014

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. 

Iraqi sisters stay as civilians flee Mosul

Iraqi sisters stay as civilians flee Mosul

Dawn Cherie Araujo - Activities el Thu, Jun 19th 2014

“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.

Viewpoint: Advancing the Roles of Women in the Church

Viewpoint: Advancing the Roles of Women in the Church

by M. Francis Mannion - Other Voices in Church - Articles el Wed, Apr 2nd 2014

Some women already hold prominent positions in the offices of the Holy See. While there are presently canonical impediments (which could be changed, since they are man-made), the possibility of appointing women as prefects (heads) of some Roman congregations (departments) might be further explored.

Pope tells sisters the church needs them, they need the church

Pope tells sisters the church needs them, they need the church

Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service - Religious el Thu, May 9th 2013

Pope Francis told 800 superiors of women's orders from around the world that the Catholic Church needs religious women and that religious women need to be in harmony with the faith and teachings of the church. "What would the church be without you?" the pope told the women May 8. "It would be missing maternity, affection, tenderness and a mother's intuition."

Vatican cardinal criticises the way LCWR reform was handled

Vatican cardinal criticises the way LCWR reform was handled

Cindy Wooden - The Catholic Herald - Religious el Thu, May 9th 2013

The head of the Vatican’s department for religious life has said that dialogue has been missing from the Vatican-ordered reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, said that should change in future.