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Canon Law 101 The On-Line Canon Law Institute

AmyrFORMATION - This series of four webcasts introduces participants to Canon Law, the rules that govern church order and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church. It is intended to be a more broad based introduction to Canon Law for those who work for Church ministries and for those who would like to deepen their understanding of Church Law...


Study Guide on the Care of Creation

CuraCreato-IT-212x300REFLECTION - The resource booklet which you are about to read is likewise an exhortation to be open to the world around us, to listen attentively to all those creatures who inhabit this little planet, our common home. It arises from an urgent concern that the Cry of the Earth and the Cries of the Poor are being disregarded and that, as Franciscans...


Nagpur's Catholic Information Center Celebrates Its First Birthday

nagpurNEWS 2016 -The Catholic Information Center in Nagpur was opened on 15 March 2015 at the initiaive of Archbishop Abraham Viruthakulangara so as to help the laity of his diocese study the Bible more profoundly and get to understand it better. Sr. Suman Tigga, fsp, director of the Center, writes: “We make ourselves available...


Franciscan International Study Centre 2016-2017

F CanterburypreviewFORMATION - Our academic programme currently comprises two Certificates, each of which lasts for two terms, making a total of six months. Each Certificate Programme comprises discrete modules, most of which can, with the permission of the Course Tutor also be taken as part of a Sabbatical or on a stand-alone basis for independent study.


House inaugurated in MONGOLIA

mongoliaNEWS 2016 - On July 7, 2016 the FMA missionary house on the periphery of Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia was inaugurated in Morning Star Province (KOR).  Sr. Adriana Bricchi, FMA, narrates the brief history of the work and of its foundation: “July 30, 2016 was the long awaited day for the FMA missionaries in Mongolia!  In 2007, Morning Star Korean Province...


XVII Assembly of SECAM

secamEVENTS - The XVIIth Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SCEAM-SECAM) is being held in Luanda, Angola, on the theme of the family: "The Family in Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in the Light of the Gospel." This year's Assembly began on July 19th and will end on the 24th. The delegates of Episcopal Conferences of Africa...


The Meeting Place. The new project of affective sex education presented in Krakow

uniteREFLECTION - Under the title "The Meeting Place" and built on the image of the tent, this educational path accompanies the young people as they learn to understand of themselves as persons, called to live relationships with one another, with dignity and respect. The discovery of the plan of God, who calls each person to love, is the culmination of six units that compose this path.


Not too late to love, forgive and rebuild whole, our South Sudan

newbornSOUTH SUDAN - From Bishop Eduardo Hildeboro. Dear my beloved Sisters and Brothers, “Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15). As Christians we must remain steadfast in this time of trial, just as we have throughout the centuries before and now in South Sudan, through the long turns of struggles for survival...


Pope’s Address to Dominican General Chapter

papaMESSAGES - Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we could describe this day as “a Jesuit among friars” in the morning with you and, in the afternoon, in Assisi with the Franciscans: <a day> among friars. I welcome you and thank Friar Bruno Cadore, Master General of the Order, for his greeting in his name and that of all those present, with the General Chapter now culminating...




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