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06/01/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "The path of our redemption is a road of many failures," but in the end love conquers all
"The prophets, the men of God who spoke to the people, who have not been heard, who have been discarded, will be his glory." "If each one of us does an examination of conscience, we will see how many times, how many times the prophets have been cast aside. How many times we have said to Jesus: ‘Go away’, how many times we wanted to save ourselves, how many times we thought we were the just ones".
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - " The path of our redemption is a path of many failures. Even that last one, that of the cross, is one of scandal. But it is precisely there where love conquers "and becomes the discarded stone becomes a foundation, said Pope Francis...

05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
At the Angelus Francis reflects on the mystery of the one God in three Persons: "We renew the mission of living communion with God and with one another on the model of the Trinity." Remember "for what purpose, for what glory we exist, we work, we suffer." Next Thursday the celebration of Corpus Christi: "Participate in this solemn public act of love for Jesus among the people." The Pope calls on those present in the square to make the sign of the cross, all together.
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
Francis receives participants in the meeting sponsored by the Science and Life Association in audience: "I see your association as hands reaching out to other hands to sustain life." A just society "recognizes the primary right to life from conception to its natural end," but "must also go further and reflect on the use we make of it."
Myanmar against UN at ASEAN summit on migrants
ASEAN summit opens in Bangkok to address migrant emergency. Myanmar’s chief delegate slams UNHRC, which called on his country to grant citizenship to the Rohingya. UN sources say that at least 2,600 migrants are still out at sea. There is little hope that the summit will find a solution.
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
The challenge of the new evangelization and catechesis depends on one fundamental point: "how to encounter Christ, what is the most consistent place to find Him and follow Him." "The question of how we are educating in the faith, therefore, is not rhetorical, but essential. The answer requires courage, creativity and decision to undertake sometimes still unexplored roads. "

05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God help us not to be selfish or profiteers, but to have a "life of faith" that "works wonders"
There are "three ways of living." There are those who "live for themselves; quiet, selfish", "Jesus condemns spiritual barrenness ", then there are "those who make a business out of religion" and finally there is the life of faith, for which" whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have obtained and it will happen to you. "
05/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: selfish, worldly or rigorous Christians, draw people away from Jesus
There are three groups of Christians: those who instead of responding to the cry of the people asking for salvation distance them from Jesus because they only think about their "selfish" relationship with God, or because they worldly people or rigorists. And then there are Christians who really listen to the cry and live in accordance with their faith and help draw people closer to Jesus.
05/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: engagement is "a journey", people who want “everything at once, also give up on everything – at once – at the first problem”
"There is no express marriage: we need to work on love, you have to journey. The alliance of the love of man and woman is learned and refined. I dare say, it is an alliance of craftsmanship. Making of two lives, one life, it is also a miracle, a miracle of freedom and of the heart, given in faith". Pre-marriage courses are often the only opportunity to really get to know each other for "couples who have been together a long time" to "reflect on their experience in a non-trivial terms".
Thai army to the rescue of the Rohingya migrants with emergency operation on the seas
by Weena Kowitwanij
Army and Air Force launch a two-week operation patrolling the waters and offering emergency services. Food, water, medicine and fuel to reach their final goal will be given to the desperate migrants. Prime Minister calls for a common solution in the Asean summit, on the 29. In Yangon nationalists and Buddhists take to the streets against the repatriation of the Rohingya.
05/26/2015 INDONESIA
Widowo relaxes security measures in Papua, announces pardon for political prisoners
by Mathias Hariyadi
Journalists, especially foreign ones, will be able to visit Indonesia’s easternmost provinces, a decision initially opposed by the country’s military and police. The Indonesian president also expressed his intention to pardon political prisoners. However, most are refusing, calling instead for an amnesty.
05/26/2015 ASIA
Southeast Asia: billions of dollars in weapons to counter the threat from China
Over the past 15 years, defence spending by ASEAN nations has gone up more than three folds. By 2020, it should reach US$ 52 billion, especially in naval procurement. As tensions in the South China Sea rise, Southeast Asian nations buy submarines, amphibious craft and corvettes.
05/26/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Tints Swe: international lobby and Burmese military regime behind Rohingya crisis
by Francis Khoo Thwe
Activist maintains there are "invisible hands" complicating the plight of modern-day boat-people. Naypyidaw is only interested in maintaining power and exploiting the nationalist element ahead of elections. The international community exerts undue pressure and pursues its own interests. The real challenge is "to stop human trafficking."
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
"It's sad to see a Christian, whether it’s a lay person, consecrated, priest, or bishop - it’s sad when you see he wants two things: to follow Jesus and worldly things, to follow Jesus and worldliness." Jesus does not promise riches to his apostles, but the legacy of the Kingdom of heaven "but with persecution, with the cross."
05/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Attachment to riches is the beginning of all kinds of corruption"
"Riches are for the common good, for everyone. And if the Lord gives them to one person it is so that they are used for the good of all, not for oneself, not so they are closed in one’s heart, which then becomes corrupt and sad."
05/25/2015 MYANMAR - ASIA
Yangon Cardinal: Myanmar has a moral duty to resolve the Rohingya crisis
by Charles Maung Bo*
139 mass graves of migrants discovered in Malaysia, scattered in 28 fields near the border with Thailand. In a letter Card. Charles Bo recalls the obligation to assist these modern boat people to regain their dignity and rights. The cardinal speaks of "agony" of inhuman proportions and calls on all citizens to work together to resolve this emergency.

Altri articoli
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, the missionary dimension is in the Church’s very nature and is "intrinsic to all forms of consecrated life"
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, Mgr Romero, “following the example of Jesus, chose to be among his people” even at the cost of his life
05/24/2015 VATICAN
For pope, “The world needs men and women who are not closed in on themselves, but filled with the Holy Spirit”
05/23/2015 VATICAN
For pope, labour must be "free, creative, participatory and mutually-supportive"
05/23/2015 INDONESIA – ASIA
Migrant crisis: Indonesian religious leaders call on government to sign the Geneva Convention
05/22/2015 THAILAND - ASIA
Beatings, rapes and abuse: the Rohingya in Thailand recount their journey of despair by Weena Kowitwanij
05/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: reflect on "Jesus' gaze upon us", "he chooses us, forgives us and he sends us on mission."
05/22/2015 INDONESIA
Indonesia to allow non-official religions on identity papers
05/21/2015 INDONESIA
Jakarta cracks down on illegal fishing by sinking 41 foreign vessels
05/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christians must seek unity, struggling against "the spirit of the world", which creates division
As Malaysia rescues migrants, Indonesian activist slams ASEAN for failing them
05/20/2015 VATICAN
Pope: pray for the Catholics of China and for persecuted Christians
05/20/2015 INDONESIA - ASIA
Hundreds rescued off Aceh coast in boat-people crisis
05/19/2015 VATICAN – ASIA
For Card Vegliò, the migrant crisis can be solved by investing in poor countries
Editor's choices
Vigil for persecuted Christians, our teachers in the mission in the West
by Bernardo CervelleraThe "wall of indifference and cynicism" and the silence and apathy so often denounced by Pope Francis have become almost a fortress. Such persecution reflects confessional manipulation, which slams Islam as such, and ideological manipulation, which forgets what is happening in North Korea or China. An increasingly post-Christian Europe seems disinterested in Christians.
Pope: We and the four new saints, witnesses of the Resurrection "where forgetfulness of God and human disorientation are most evident "Francis proclaims four religious sisters saints: one French, one Italian, two Palestinians: Maria Alfonsina Danil Ghattas, the foundress of the Sisters of the Rosary, and the Carmelite Maria of Crucified Jesus (nee Maria Bawardy). Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority present. "Abiding in Christ" and cultivating “unity among us" are essential signs of witness. Maria Bawardy, "instrument of encounter and communion with the Muslim world".
Top 10
05/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Christianity is a radical choice: you cannot have "heaven and earth"
05/30/2015 ASIA
More and bloodier wars in world: 180 thousand victims in 2014
05/26/2015 INDIA
Bosco’s story or “the gift of sobriety through the mantle of Mary’s love”
by Bosco Pereira
05/29/2015 VATICAN
Pope: New Evangelization, address the "great challenges" of our time with a "renewed" language and bearing witness to the faith
05/28/2015 IRAQ - IRAN
Patriarch of Baghdad: Iran’s Chaldeans, "light, salt and leaven" in the Church of Persia
by Louis Raphael I Sako*
05/31/2015 VATICAN
Pope: In the Trinity lies the ultimate goal of our earthly pilgrimage
05/30/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Euthanasia and abortion, attacks on human life equal to war and terrorism
05/27/2015 CHINA – VATICAN
As the parish priest at Baoding’s Mary Queen of China Church is arrested, another Catholic altar is demolished
05/28/2015 CHINA - RUSSIA
Moscow wants to "restore" Russian sites and monuments in Northeast China
by Nina Achmatova
05/26/2015 CHINA
China’s ruling Communist Party warns its members that harbouring religious beliefs will be punished


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