Tag: Pope Francis

Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreats in March, May, June and July this year

Shelley Barlow RNDM and Terry Casey CFC will be presenting four weekend retreats in 2017, “Celebrating Laudato Si.” Details about the retreats are below, and if you are interested in attending one of the retreats, the registration form can be downloaded here. Registrations close a week prior to the retreat weekend, so be sure to… Continue Reading Celebrating Laudato Si Weekend Retreats in March, May, June and July this year

Message from Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2017

  The 11th February 2017 is the 25th World Day of the Sick, or World Day of Prayer for the Sick, an opportunity to pray for and reflect on those in the world who are suffering, as well as the people who care for those sick and vulnerable.   Read Pope Francis’ message for World Day of… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for World Day of Prayer for the Sick 2017

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017| Pope Francis asks for prayers

The 2nd February 2017 is the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, instituted in 1997 by Pope Saint John Paul II, a day to acknowledge and pray for those who have committed themselves to consecrated life.   Pope Francis asked people to pray for those in Religious and Consecrated Life during his General Audience this week:  … Continue Reading World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life 2017| Pope Francis asks for prayers

Resources for Bakhita Day or World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking | 8th February 2017

The 8th of February 2017 is the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, and is also the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. The following information and resources have been provided by the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH).   World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking… Continue Reading Resources for Bakhita Day or World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking | 8th February 2017

Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

The 15th January 2017 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his message for 2017, Pope Francis draws attention to the plight of “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.” You can read his full message here, or read an except below.   This is also an opportunity and reminder to read and reflect on the… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 15 January 2017

Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian

    Thursday 16 June 2016 Four Australian Catholic organisations have announced they are completely divesting from coal, oil and gas in what they say is the first joint Catholic divestment anywhere in the world. The move comes as prominent Jewish rabbis, Muslim clerics, Anglican bishops and other religious leaders call on the Australian government… Continue Reading Catholic orders take their lead from the pope and divest from fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian

The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

  By Caroline Smith Attendees at a recent talk by Irish eco-theologian Father Sean McDonagh were told that Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si marked a significant shift in Catholic social teaching, and offered a new vision of interaction between human beings and the rest of creation. Approximately 100 people attended the lecture at the… Continue Reading The Record | Laudato Si offers unique insight into our responsibility towards creation, says eco-theologian

Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

In September this year, Columban Missionary and Eco-Theologian Fr Sean McDonagh attended a joint consultation at the Vatican, also attended by Pope Francis, about Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP22.   Fr Sean has written about the experience and the document prepared by those present at the meeting, which emphasies ten key opportunities and priorities… Continue Reading Laudato Si’ and the Path to COP 22: Fr Sean McDonagh, Columban Mission Institute

World Mission Month and World Mission Day 2016 | Catholic Mission | Message from Pope Francis

Catholic Mission: World Mission Month 2016     World Mission Day is celebrated every year in every country wherever there are Catholics committed to building a better world for all of God’s people, a world where everyone has all they need to live a dignified and fulfilling life. It is the day on which we… Continue Reading World Mission Month and World Mission Day 2016 | Catholic Mission | Message from Pope Francis

The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference President Archbishop Denis Hart, has last week called for an end to the offshore detention of refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. In what he described as “one of the greatest crises of our day,” Archbishop Hart lamented the current situation faced by people forced from their… Continue Reading The Record | “It is time to bring them here” – ACBC President calls for end to offshore detention

Season of Creation | 8th Work of Mercy: Show Mercy to Our Common Home

The 2016 Season of Creation has just come to an end, finishing with the Feast of St Francis on 4th October.  For information about the month-long focus on Creation and care of our common home, head to the Season of Creation website.   The Season of Creation began on September 1st, the World Day of… Continue Reading Season of Creation | 8th Work of Mercy: Show Mercy to Our Common Home

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