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War between Christians is a scandal; Ukrainians need peace, Pope says

Elderly Ukrainian woman

THE only word worthy of being heard in the throes of war is “peace”, and there is nothing more scandalous than a nation made up of Christians engaged in conflict, Pope Francis said. “When I hear the word ‘victory’ or ‘defeat’, I feel such great pain, great sadness in my heart. These are not the right words, the only word ... Read More »

Archbishop Romero’s beatification will be soon, Vatican official says

Woman prays at Romero's tomb

SALVADORAN Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador “certainly within the year and not later, but possibly within a few months”, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said. Speaking to reporters yesterday (February 4), the day after Pope Francis formally recognised that the slain Salvadoran archbishop was killed “in hatred of ... Read More »

Pope gives step-by-step primer on contemplative prayer with Gospel

Pope Francis

TURN off the television, tune out the neighbours, and spend 10 or 15 minutes reading a Gospel passage and speaking to Jesus, Pope Francis told people at his early-morning Mass. “Today find 10 minutes – 15 at the most – and read the Gospel, imagine the scene and say something to Jesus. Nothing more. Your knowledge of Jesus will increase ... Read More »

Pope to visit nation scarred by division

IN an effort to help bolster a minority Catholic population and encourage dialogue and friendship among once-warring ethnic and religious communities, Pope Francis announced he would be visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Pope said he hoped the one-day trip on June 6 to Sarajevo, the capital, would help “be an encouragement for the Catholic faithful, give rise to the development ... Read More »

Religious say helping victims will entail stopping traffickers and the demand

Human trafficking protest

BRINGING the light of hope to ending human trafficking means confronting the brutal “darkness” of evil that is driving those who exploit others, said a number of women religious helping victims. Already “thousands and thousands of us are working in networks across the world to dispel this darkness, and it’s not happening, so we have to ask ourselves, ‘What do ... Read More »

Pope recognises martyrdom of Archbishop Romero

Oscar Romero placards

AFTER decades of debate within the Church, Pope Francis has formally recognised that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed “in hatred of the faith” and not for purely political reasons. Pope Francis signed the decree yesterday (February 3), recognising as martyrdom the March 24, 1980, assassination of Archbishop Romero in a San Salvador hospital chapel as he celebrated Mass. The ... Read More »

Obedience to God’s will brings wisdom, joy and hope, Pope tells religious

Religious at Vatican

TOTAL obedience to God’s will brings wisdom, joy and hope, Pope Francis has told religious men and women. “Yes, the happiness of a religious is a consequence of this path of lowering oneself with Jesus and, when we are sad, when we complain, it will do us well to ask ourselves how we are living this dimension of ‘kenosis'” or ... Read More »

Pontifical council to consider challenges women face in society and the Church

Young women

VIOLENCE against women, cultural pressures regarding women’s physical appearance, attitudes that subjugate women or that ignore male-female differences, and the growing alienation of women from the Church in some parts of the world are themes the Pontifical Council for Culture is set to explore. The council has chosen to discuss the theme, “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference”, during its plenary ... Read More »

Brief history of Hawking

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox. Directed by James Marsh. Rated PG (Mild themes). 123 minutes  By Kurt Jensen COSMOLOGY and metaphysics, both challenging enough as academic topics, don’t blend well into an autobiographical film. That’s the lesson of The Theory of Everything. With a script by Andrew McCarten – based ... Read More »

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