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Missionary of Jesus named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020

Missionary of Jesus named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020

STANDING toe-to-toe with United States President Donald Trump over the Mexico-US border policy launched Sister Norma Pimentel into the public spotlight last year. This year, Sr Pimentel was named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people, which was released today. Sr Pimentel, who is a member of the Missionaries of Jesus and executive director of the Catholic Charities of Rio ... Read More »

Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

Distressed kayaker saved by Paulists on Lake George

This is a typical story really about Paulist Fathers, a floating Tiki bar and a kayaker. It all started when Greg Barrett, a captain for Tiki Tours, offered the Paulist Fathers – two fathers and five seminarians – a free, relaxing tour around Lake George, which is 85km north of Albany, in August. Paulist Father Frank Desiderio is the director ... Read More »

Gossip is a tool of the devil to divide the Church, Pope Francis says

Gossip is a tool of the devil to divide the Church, Pope Francis says

GOSSIP is “a plague worse than COVID,” Pope Francis said, asserting that while speaking ill of others comes almost naturally, it was a tool of the devil to divide the Church. Commenting on September 6 on the Sunday Gospel reading about Jesus telling his disciples what to do when a member of the community errs and requires correction, Pope Francis ... Read More »

Pope will sign new encyclical in Assisi on October 3

Pope will sign new encyclical in Assisi on October 3

POPE Francis will travel to Assisi on October 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another. The Holy See press office, confirming the Pope’s trip, said the document will be titled Fratelli Tutti in Italian. In ... Read More »

Pope calls on Catholics to observe a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow for Lebanon

Pope calls on Catholics to observe a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow for Lebanon

POPE Francis has asked Catholics and all people of goodwill to observe on September 4 as a day of prayer and fasting for Lebanon. As Pope Francis greeted people gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace for his general audience on September 2, Father Georges Briedi, a member of the Congregation of Lebanese Maronite Missionaries, held up a Lebanese ... Read More »

Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

Brisbane youth group a walking blessing for COVID-hit poor in India

YOUNG Catholics from the Kingston-Marsden parish are walking on air after raising more than $7000 for some of India’s most vulnerable citizens by trekking through the Logan suburbs. Members of the Maxmilian Kolbe parish youth group set a challenge to raise money for two organisations run by Catholic religious congregations in India by each walking 50km over 21 days. The ... Read More »

US presidential election: What’s the Catholic way to vote?

US presidential election: What’s the Catholic way to vote?

WELCOME to the strange world of US politics – and especially so for Catholic voters – as we head towards a presidential election in November. In President Donald Trump, Americans have a leader seeking re-election who was once pro-choice and has transformed into an anti-abortion warrior. And in Democratic candidate Joe Biden, voters see a contender who calls himself a ... Read More »

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