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Preparing for the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II
Vatican City (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the initiatives forming part of the preparations for the canonisations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, to be celebrated on 27 April. The speakers were Cardinal Agostino Vallini, vicar of His Holiness for the diocese of Rome, along with Msgr. Giulio Dellavite, secretary general for the Curia of Bergamo, Msgr. Walter Insero, head of the Office for Social Communications for the Vicariate of Rome, and Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office. The initiatives will…
Global Catholic Social Network Launched Under the Leadership of Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga and Bishop Farrell
“DeoSpace” – from the Latin Deo “God” and “space” for “cyberspace” – is the social network of the New Evangelization. DeoSpace today announced the launch of a global Catholic social network headed by its Chairman Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Coordinator of the papally-appointed Cardinal Advisory Group and Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, and its President, Most Rev. Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas. The Managing Director of DeoSpace is Mario Cappello, President of the Rome, Italy-based Institute for World Evangelization.  DeoSpace is a virtual home for those who are or were Catholic Christians and those who are simply interested in the…
Stewardship of God’s Creation: A Catholic Environmental Toolkit for Catechists and Seminarians
Eastern Africa (amecea) - The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in partnership with Alliance of Religions and Conservations (ARC), launched the book “Stewardship of God’s Creation: A Catholic Environmental Toolkit for Catechists and Seminarians” on  21st March 2014, at  CUEA’s Lang’ata Campus. The Launch was preceded by celebrations to mark the World Water Day. Speaking at the book launch the guest of honour, His Lordship, Bishop Alfred Rotich, formerly of Kenya Military Ordinariate stated that a Christian’s responsibility for the environment begins with appreciation. “God looked at everything he had made…
Indian Paulines mourn Filipina pioneer
Mumbiia (CBCP News) — Sister Paola Perez Floria died Thursday, March 20, in the congregation’s Indian headquarters in Mumbai. She was 92. The death came just eight days ahead of the 69th anniversary of her joining a convent after running away from home. Hundreds of people from all religions and section of society turned up for the nun’s funeral and burial on Friday. “Our chapel and adjacent foyer were overflowing with mourners during the funeral mass,” Sister Clare Ukken, the Indian provincial, told Matters India. The nun was buried at a section reserved for the Pauline family in the Sewri…
Laity: communicators not commentators
Loilo City (CBCP News) – A recent media forum about the role of the laity in media highlighted how lay people should communicate more and not just comment about events.  “The laity should be more of communicators rather than commentators; more proposing rather than imposing,” said Rev. Fr. Joenick Territorio, JCD, Director of Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Laity, the resource speaker of a media forum organized by the Archdiocese of Jaro last March 13 at the Blessed John Paul II Hall, Archbishop’s Residence. He also cited the guiding principles on the vocation and apostolate of the laity, stressing that for…

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