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Spreading the Joy of the Gospel: Pope Francis and Evangelization Today, by Stephen Bevans, SVD

REFLECTION - I fell in love with Pope Francis during his inauguration as pope on March 19, 2013. I had already been pretty impressed when, appearing on the balcony of St. Peter’s immediately after his election, he asked the thousands of people gathered there to pray for him before he gave them his first papal blessing...



Nobel laureate: Ebola education must begin at home

LeymahGboweepreviewHEALTH - A decade after the end of Liberia's long and bloody civil war, Ebola has become the country's new scourge. The disease, which has already killed 2,964 Liberians and infected approximately 7,000 citizens, has exposed the inability of its government to deal with it, Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee said. The virus has challenged the peace and progress of Liberia...


Dear Confreres: The presence of the Rector Major in all Salesian houses

queridos hermanos previewNEWS 2014 - "My dear Salesian Confreres, it is a great joy for me to be close to each one of you, in all the communities, in all the provinces and countries of the world where we are present." Those are the opening words of the video message of the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, to all the members of the congregation. This video message marks...


From Charity to JPIC Advocacy

Charity Advocacy-b1920fdcSPIRITUALITY - Thoughthe originator of a popular metaphor used to introduce JPIC to me many years ago is unknown, the image has continued to move me deeply. Our workshop moderator shared the story of a group of picnickers along a river that noticed the bodies of several babies floating down the river. They jumped in to rescue them and noticed even more babies floating by...


Suicide threatens teens

amandapreviewREFLECTION - Amanda is recovering after battling depression for three years. The Grade 12 student, 18, is thankful for friends who helped stop her from taking her own life. About 300 children and teenagers commit suicide every year in Canada, according to The Hospital for Sick Children. Worldwide, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people...


[SGAM] Missionary Animation in Korea

korea previewFORMATION - The Secretary visited the following communities: Seoul—the Provincial Curia and the Yangpyeong Center of the Militia of the Immaculate; Gimpo—a community for the disabled; and Ganghwa—a formation community with 11 friars (3 postulants, 4 friars in temporary vows, 4 friars in solemn vows). The student friars study philosophy and theology...


Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

logotipo engJUSTICE AND PEACE - Everywhere we look today, life seems imperilled.  Isn’t it time for Christians and Christian churches everywhere to unite in sustaining life by working together on today’s most pressing issues? Isn’t it time for Christians everywhere to join in a sacred journey – a pilgrimage – toward justice and peace?


United States - 2 and a half million children live in shelters, on the streets or in cars

homeless child 0JUSTICE AND PEACE - A report of the National Center for Homeless Families revealed that, in America, last year 2.5 million children were living in shelters, on the streets, in cars, or in fields unattended. The document, entitled "More and more marginalized young people in the United States", shows that between 2012 and 2013, the number of homeless children in the United States...


India - Arunachal Pradesh Gets its First Audio Bible - New Testament

pradeshpreviewNEWS 2014 - The teachers and students of Don Bosco School, Doimukh have made the very first audio Bible, comprising the entire New Testament in Nyshi language. This is a landmark contribution to the repository of the tribe’s literature, using digital technology. This initiative is part of the ongoing celebration of the Bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco.




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