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Letter of the Superior General to the Confreres of the Society of Saint Paul
DO ALL FOR THE GOSPEL” (1Cor 9,23) In love, in communion and with courage. Dearest brothers, Grace and peace from the Risen Lord!             With Easter joy I write to you this first letter, two months after having assumed the service that the Congregation has entrusted to me during the X General Chapter. Notwithstanding all our limitations, together as General Government we are here to serve and to carry out the animation of the Congregation, trusting above all in the grace that comes to us from Jesus Master and also confiding in the collaboration of each one of you. The…
Cubans find technological workarounds to help transmit faith
HAVANA (CNS) -- It's a scene all too familiar in the U.S., but not one you'd expect in Cuba: a group of schoolgirls cupping their cellphones with their hands, protecting them from the glare of the tropical sun. Most are looking at pictures or listening to music downloaded on the phone's memory card. Few can access the Internet using their phones. Internet is not illegal in Cuba, but it's regulated, it's not easy to get and it's too expensive for the average Cuban to afford -- sometimes an hour can cost as much as a quarter or half of a…
Lesson of Special Olympics is 'all life is beautiful,' says Shriver
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Tim Shriver says his new book, "Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most," is "really a long thank-you letter to a lot of people who helped shape me," and it's also an attempt to say something to our culture about what really matters in life. Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, noted in his book how people with intellectual disabilities have been his teachers in life, helping him learn "something bigger we're all looking for." When he was a little boy, his parents, Eunice and Sargent Shriver, started "Camp Shriver" in the backyard of their family's Maryland home,…
Radio Maria Madagascar takes to the airwaves
Vatican City (Vatican Radio) - The World Family of Radio Maria has announced that Radio Maria Madagascar has commenced broadcasts. It becomes the 19th Radio Maria station in Africa. Radio Maria Madagascar began its broadcasts on 25 March in the Diocese of Ambositra.  The new Radio is situated in a predominantly Catholic area with Catholics accounting for nearly half of the total local population. Madagascar is a developing country. Radio Maria will therefore not only contribute to education in the Catholic faith but also by its presence will promote unity, reconciliation and human welfare among the local people. The official…
WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 Takes Place
Toronto ( - Gender equality in the news media was scrutinized on March 25 in more than 130 countries around the world by the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) organized by WACC, the World Association for Christian Communication. National newspapers, television, radio and internet news broadcasts and tweets were analyzed from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Bangladesh to Yemen, Barbados to the Solomon Islands, and New Zealand to Canada. Teams of volunteers around the world measured how well national media are doing in the fair and balanced portrayal of women and men in the news. They monitored thousands of stories in hundreds…


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