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|1517 and all that ... The Relevance of the Reformation Today|
Sat Oct 28, 2017 @10:30 -- Sat Oct 28, 2017 @15:30
Organized by Newman association and St Albans Cathedral Study Centre
St Columba’s College, St Albans, UK
The Protestant Reformation, in its noble aim of radically purifying Christian belief and practice, convulsed Europe and led to massive fragmentation a...
Indifference is what has not been achieved by Pax Romana. We encourage our members to proactively participate in socio economic discussions. We also want to change mindsets, that is why we have a High school student program. Management of resources has always been the problem of Africa. Professionals have a role to play, identifying their own areas of indifferences and moving forward. PR members must redefine themselves as stakeholders in their own affairs, indentifying their own indifference regarding internal resources.
Indifference means inequality of income between and inside countries. It leads to proverty. The poor people have no way to improve their income. They are lacking food, working places, clean water decent housing. The latest report form IMF shows that higher inequalities lead to lower growth. Indifference from powerful people means business as usual.
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The Catholic Church in Ireland is “very lacking” in people of intellect who, educated in their faith, can address the pressing issues of the day, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said.
He was “haunted” by a quote from Pope Benedict at the beatification of Cardinal Newman in 2010. “He said: ‘The service to which Blessed John Henry was called involved applying his keen intellect and his prolific pen to many of the most pressing ‘subjects of the day’,” the Archbishop recalled.
“If the place of the Church in the current social and political discussion in Ireland risks becoming increasingly marginal, this is not just due to some sort of external exclusion; it is also because the Church in Ireland is very lacking in ‘keen intellects and prolific pens addressing the pressing subjects of the day’,” said the Archbishop.
When we see sufferings and ignore it, that is indifference. We see but don’t want to be concerned. It is more comfortable, because there is no need to share, but it is unchristian. Being christian means to be disturbed by what is going on around you. Indifference can be individual and also collective. Movement activities must always be grounded on what is happening to those who suffer. (Click on the image for the video)
Once again we want to propose to all men and all women of good will “A MINUTE FOR PEACE” to unite our efforts and our prayer for peace, unfortunately broken or threatened in several regions of the world.
It will be held on June 8, 2016 at 1.00 PM (13h) on the occasion of the second anniversary of the historical meeting between Pope Francis and the presidents of Israel and Palestine, held in the Vatican.
Our proposal is that that day t 1.00 PM (13h), each of us can stop for a moment, for a minute, praying according to one’s own tradition.
We can do it alone or in groups, in our home or at work or studying, or by a celebration in a place of prayer.
We want to offer everyone the opportunity, this sign, to encourage continuous prayer and commitment for peace and mercy, with a special intention for refugees who suffer every day the consequences of violence.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to let you know that Bill passed away on Saturday 28th May after a heart attack on the previous Wednesday. While he didn't regain consciousness, the family was able to spend three days of vigil and prepare for the inevitability. His passing was very peaceful, and family and friends were at his bedside for a beautiful prayer service by our Parish priest before life support was turned off. He was 82.
He had been to a function associated with the Fred Hollows Foundation ( I don't know if you know that charity), and had appeared to be enjoying himself there according to a staff member of the Charity. His heart attack occurred on his way home. He went as he had wished, actively engaged in life.
Carol Neville, Bill's wife.
A special greeting to Carol and the whole family. I join all of you in thankful prayer for the life of Bill, for his constant and faithful service to Pax Romana. Many friends scattered around the world fondly remember Bill.
Fr. Luis Maria Goicoechea, International Chaplain of ICMICA - Pax Romana
Central Executive Board of the Student Association of the Central Mountain Papua Indonesia strongly condemned the actions of the Police and Defence Forces who have breached the State's Constitution and democratic values of the country which known globally as a country upholds its democratic values.
We start reflecting from now and we wish to do it interactively, through surveys and online interviews.
To begin, we would like to know better what is your movement working on.
Here are reflections shared on my Facebook page "Face of Mercy"
I want to share with you about “Restoring Humanity”. These two powerful words I came across in the recent document of UN’s First World Humanitarian Summit, which took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 23rd May and 24th May 2016. Why we are called to restore humanity? , we restore something only when we have broken something or when we have taken it away from the place it truly belongs to. I feel we have broken the promise we made, the promise that we would love and care for our fellow human beings, that we would protect our planet. We all have forgotten the promise we had made as humans when this world was created. If human beings are so evolved than so many other species in the planet, then we must be responsible for all that we do.
STRASBOURG 4 MAY 2016
The Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe denounces the signature of the agreement between the EU and Turkey and the consequent treatment of refugees hosted in Greece and Turkey and acts that are contrary to international law and that do not respect human dignity. The Conference reminds member States of the Council of Europe of their commitments under international treaties.
Every early morning you find her there.
Day in, day out – Kiran Masih broom in hand is sweeping across Ayub Market, in F- 8 Markaz Islamabad.
The dust settles on her tired face with wrinkles and those sturdy callused hands, all while she shrugs off and brings back the dupatta to cover her hair.
Before Easter time 2015, Pope Francis was pointing out that one the most pressing challenge is to address the "globalization of indifference", the selfish and indifferent attitude towards the suffering of others that has achieved a global dimension. Some months later the Pope was announcing 2016 as the year of the mercy, that it may be considered as a response to this human indifference attitude. It’s about to recover the gratuity and goodness, the human link with the other human, the only way to have a fuller sense of human and divine world. However, this transformation process from the indifference to the mercy requires commitment, which one?
Description of the organisation
The CPNZ was launched in October 2011 with the blessings of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference. The organisation was commissioned to harness the professional and intellectual talents of Catholics in service to the Church in Zimbabwe. Amongst their obligations and objectives, members of the CPNZ are charged with carrying out critical analysis and discernment of dominant thoughts, ideologies and cultures from a Catholic perspective, and to be committed to building a culture of Justice and Peace, and the protection of vulnerable groups, as well as safeguarding of Human and People's rights.
It was a special day in Riace, a small village in Calabria, in southern Italy, as residents recently celebrated Saints Cosmas and Damian — doctors of the poor, patrons of Riace and of gypsies.
There was also a special guest joining the mayor to open the ceremony: 9-year-old Even, who had arrived from Ethiopia just three days before.
“Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian came from Syria. Today Syria is in many ways at the centre of the world’s problems; there’s an exodus that’s unprecedented in the history of mankind. Today, in Riace, we have a child as a symbol of hope, of a new life, to which all humans are entitled,” Domenico Lucano, Mayor of Riace, said during the celebrations.
During the Iscam meeting (International Catholic Action Movements April 2016) we shared definitions of Evangelization , according to the charisms of the different movements:
1 Evangelizing is to account for what has pushed us to act in order to make situations more human.
2 Evangelisation is faith in God which leads to personal transformation and a conviction to reach out to others.
3 Evangelisation enables personal, environmental and structural transformation
4 Evangelisation is a prophetic act of humanity with solidarity, which opens the future.
The Second Manchester Newman Lecture was given by Paul Vallely in a talk entitled Pope Francis-reform and resistance. An audience of about 60 enjoyed a superb lecture at the Friends Meeting House, Manchester. Paul Vallely outlined the opposition to actions and writings of Pope Francis. Critics called Evangelii Gaudium Marxist for its critique of capitalism and they told him to stop meddling with science when his landmark eco-encyclical Laudato Si’ was published. With the two synods on the family and the publication of Amoris Laetitia, Paul claimed that these actions amount to the first practical application of the Second Vatican Council’s call for a return to a more collegial church. This Pope is no longer monarch but a bishop among bishops. As primus inter pares he does not judge (or fudge) but rather is content to nudge. With this document Francis has shown himself to be the first true Vatican II pontiff.
Twenty-seven South Asian Jesuit theologians met at Ashirvad, Bangalore for the First Seminar of the South Asian Jesuit Theologians’ Forum from 23rd to 25th April 2016. They explored “South Asian (Indian) Christology” in the three day seminar. P.R. John SJ, professor of Systematic Theology at Vidyajyoti, the convener of the forum, organized this seminar.
The key to the dynamics of the Seminar can be traced to the First South Asian Jesuit Theologians’ Colloquium that was convened by Father Michael Amaladoss in Delhi, 2014. The participants of this Colloquium recognized that the pivotal aspect of their mission as Jesuit theologians was the quest to facilitate Christians as well as peoples of other religious faiths and traditions in the nourishment of their faith. In other words, they sought a context-oriented theology.
Our Culture allows women to practice prostitution, but it’s difficult to allow her to practice profession Like Lawyer, Doctor, and teacher. Girls Schools are being destroyed by the extremist, but prefer to look for the female doctors for maternal issues for wives. People appreciate to have female partner and get married to but always keeping the desire of having a baby Boy standing at the front of the delivery room. Is it STRANGE?
ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO POLAND’S ABORTION LAWS
We, the undersigned, are Catholics who respect the Church’s moral stance against abortion. We are writing to you with a request to engage in dialogue and reflection about the possible consequences of criminalizing abortion in Poland.
We uphold the sanctity of all human life, including the right to life of women and their unborn children. However, we also acknowledge that sometimes women and girls face agonizing decisions about whether or not to continue with a pregnancy that is the consequence of an act of sexual violence; that poses a serious threat to their own health, or that would result in the birth of a profoundly disabled or terminally ill child. While we respect those who decide to continue with such a pregnancy, we do not believe that this decision can be imposed upon them through moral coercion, and far less through the force of law. In our view, the latter constitutes a violation of a woman’s freedom of conscience and personal dignity, and it runs counter to the Catholic tradition’s distinction between morality and legality. The law should not be used to control a person’s moral life, except when that person’s behaviour poses a threat to society.