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Our Word

Amman-en.abouna.org
: The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has published a special prayer for the...More

Latin Patriarchate

vaticannews.va
: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have called for a national moment of prayer on Good Friday, inviting Catholics to join together in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has invited the faithful to join him...More
By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp/ vaticannews.va
: On Wednesday, April 8, the members of a new commission to study the possibility of women deacons in the Catholic Church are announced. The daily noon bulletin released by the Holy See Press Office contained an announcement regarding the institution of a new commission to study the possibility of women deacons. It contained the information that...More
By Courtney Mares/ catholicnewsagency.com
: One year after the world watched the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris burn, the Archbishop of Paris will display the relic of Christ’s crown of thorns for veneration during a Good Friday broadcast. “When Mary is at the foot of the cross, she knows that from the most absolute evil God can always draw a much greater one," Archbishop Michel Aupetit...More
spiritualdirection.com
: Dear Friends, From the beginning of my service as Bishop of a diocese, it seemed that every year as the celebrations of Christmas and Easter approached, there would be a profoundly sad event in the diocese or difficult crisis to face for the good of the diocese. Just as I was anticipating with joy the celebrations of the great mysteries of our...More
vaticannews.va
: The world is going through "dark days" in which "a huge, suffocating cloud of fear and anxiety engulfs the whole of humanity.” Like Saint John of the Cross’s dark night of the soul, humanity’s hope “is strangled by the darkness of despair that comes in the name of COVID,” writes Card Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, in his Easter message to...More

World

Catholicism has a chance to help Africa during its pandemic

By John L. Allen/ cruxnow.com
: As Italy appears to have flattened the curve of its coronavirus pandemic, talk is already in the air about what comes next. Italian papers are full of speculation about a staggered return to normality, as well as who might gain or lose politically once the “forced armistice” of a national quarantine dissolves. More than once in recent days, Pope Francis has made reference to the “dopo” of the pandemic, using the Italian word for “after.” Friday, the pontiff said the aftermath will face serious issues with poverty, unemployment and hunger. Undoubtedly, his recent private meetings with Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte were, in part, intended to open a dialogue about the challenges of recovery. When the pope talks about the dopo, he appears to be thinking in the...

Arab World

Patriarch Sako Easter Message: May the Lord protect Iraq and the world

Agenzia Fides
: In the days preceding Easter, Christians "are not able to celebrate these important liturgical events" as they used to do annually due to the current situation, but "they keep praying at their homes" making their hope as a real “Pass-Over” from darkness to light, from fragility to strength; from illness to health". This is what Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako writes in a message released in view of Easter and also sent to Agenzia Fides. In this time, which also sees the Easter celebrations marked by the scourge of the pandemic crisis - says the Iraqi Cardinal - "Everyone must analyze their own behavior. Self-criticism should be everyone’s “duty”, since morals have been falling back, marked by corruption, greed, stealing public money, violence, threats, murders, displacement, divorce...

Holy Land

Jordan: Latin Vicariate issues program of the Holy Week 2020

Amman-en.abouna.org
: The Latin Vicariate has issued the program of the Holy Week 2020. In this regard, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali said, "The outbreak of Corona epidemic worldwide and in the regions where our dioceses are located entailed imposing restrictions that prevented participation in divine rituals. These new events have never seen experienced in the past, which require new forms of celebrations. He pointed out that the Latin Vicariate in Jordan will hold religious celebrations that will be broadcast live on some TV channels and Latin Vicariate-affiliated websites. In his pastoral letter, he stressed the importance of having the faithful participate extensively in these ceremonies which will be live streamed from St. Mary of Nazareth Church in Sweifieh. He asked them to...