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01/28/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the absence of a father, an evil that affects the family and society
"At first, it was perceived as a liberation: liberation from the father-master figure, from the father as a representative of the law that is imposed from the outside". "Sometimes it seems fathers no longer know what place they should occupy in the family and how to educate children. So, when in doubt, they abstain, they withdraw and neglect their responsibilities, perhaps taking refuge in an unlikely relationship 'on par' with their children". Even the civil community neglects or badly exercises its responsibility towards young people, leaving them "orphans of safe streets to play in, orphans of teachers to trust, orphans of ideals”.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - The "father figure", which should propose ideals and be a positive role model to children is often absent in our society, both within the family and in civil community which often neglects or badly exercises its responsibility towards young people, leaving them...

01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Lent, a time of personal and communal renewal to defeat the globalization of indifference
Lenten Message of Francis. In the communion of saints, in this sharing in holy things, no one possesses anything alone, but shares everything with others. " those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference". "Anyone who wishes to be merciful must have a strong and steadfast heart, closed to the tempter but open to God. A heart which lets itself be pierced by the Spirit so as to bring love along the roads that lead to our brothers and sisters".
01/27/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "It is not easy" to do God’s will, for this we must pray to recognize it and follow it
Even for Jesus it wasn’t easy when he faced temptations in the wilderness or in the Gardens of Olives. It wasn’t easy either for his disciples, some of whom left him because they did not understand what “doing the Father’s will” meant. And neither is it easy for us, when each day we are faced with a tray of so many different options".
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Mainly women transmit the faith
It is ' the path chosen by Jesus, "who wanted to have a mother. "All of us have received the gift of faith. We have to safeguard it." Two things oppose our "living faith": "the spirit of fear and shame." . "We ask the Lord for the grace to have a sincere faith, a faith that is non-negotiable depending on the opportunities that come.
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
The controversy over Catholics who have children "like rabbits" has overshadowed the Pope’s message about ideological attacks on the family a "colonization" to be freed of. The UN and development agencies funds used for "reproductive health". Collaboration with other religious traditions, including Jews and Muslims vital to counter this "ideological colonization".

01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession
"Christian unity will not be the fruit of subtle theoretical discussions in which each party tries to convince the other of the soundness of their opinions. We need to realize that, to plumb the depths of the mystery of God, we need one another, we need to encounter one another and to challenge one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who harmonizes diversities and overcomes conflicts. Who reconciles differences".
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
"Heartfelt appeal" for end to fighting and resumption of dialogue in Ukraine. "In becoming man God tasted our own thirst, not only our material thirst for water, but above all the thirst for a full life, free from the slavery of evil and death”. Filipinos, a "wonderful people"
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
"Despite some misunderstandings and difficulties, there have been advances in interreligious dialogue, also with the faithful of Islam." "The exercise of listening" essential to understand the values of the other and strengthen ones identity. Avoiding "the snares of a conciliatory syncretism which, in the end, is empty and a harbinger of a totalitarianism without values".
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Mass media: learning a more authentic and human communication from the family
In his message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, Pope Francis calls the family "the paradigm of communication." In it, as in the womb, you learn encounter, language, prayer, closeness, forgiveness. The media often treat the family as "an object" over which to wage ideological battles and not as a place in which to learn to communicate. We need to "relearn to tell, not just to produce and consume information".
01/23/2015 VATICAN
Pope: God’s “work” is reconciliation, because "our God forgives" any sin and "always" forgives
No matter how serious the sins are all you need to do is "repent and ask for forgiveness": "you do not have to pay anything," because "Christ already paid for us". Confession "more than a judgment, is an encounter” with the Lord who "embraces you." "Teach our children, our young people to confess well, so that going to confession is not like going to the dry cleaners to remove a stain. No! It is going to meet the Father."
01/22/2015 VATICAN
Pope: The most important thing about Jesus is not his healing or teaching but that he has saved us and intercedes for us
"He is the Savior and as our Savior today, right now, he is interceding for us. May our Christian life be increasingly convinced of this that we have been saved, we have a Savior, Jesus at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. May the Lord, the Holy Spirit, help us understand these things”.
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
by Costanzo Donegana*
The process will open on 27 January in Frascati where the founder of the Focolare Movement lived most of her life and where she is buried. Her journey began as bombs fell on Trent, developing into communities that lived by the principle of unity. She undertook ecumenical work with Athenagoras and Protestant Churches. She also was open to members of other religions and to atheists in order to create "universal brotherhood on this earth."
01/21/2015 VATICAN
Pope: Poverty is not caused by many children, but throw-away culture
Acts of “brutality” in Niger against “children, against churches", "war can never be waged in the name of God". The trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. St. Joseph Vaz "a model for all Christians, called today to propose the saving truth of the Gospel in a multi-religious context". "Care for the poor is an essential element of our Christian life and witness; it involves the rejection of all forms of corruption, because corruption steals from the poor, it demands a culture of honesty."
01/20/2015 ASIA
A billion viewers, illegal betting, and global jihadism at the 2015 Asian Cup
The tournament, held in Australia between 9 and 31 January, is now in the final knockout phase. So far, it has attracted a record number of viewers in Asia, where it is already the sporting event of the year. Match-fixing and illegal betting are being closely monitored. In Mosul, the Islamic state executed 13 teenagers for their love of the game.
01/19/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
On his flight home, the pope said that the gift of tears, the Filipino people, the people of God, were the real protagonists
On the flight back to the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke with reporters about the family and "ideological colonisation", about responsible fatherhood and Humane Vitae, as well as Neo-Malthusianism, corruption, Islamic terrorism and prudence in freedom of expression (Charlie Hebdo). He also answered questions about China and the Dalai Lama, saying that he did not reject the Buddhist leader nor did he fear China.

Altri articoli
01/19/2015 FRANCE - ISLAM
After Charlie Hebdo, France and the West have to implement a "positive secularism" by Fady Noun 

01/19/2015 ASIA
In 2016, 1% of the richest own more than the remaining 99% (Oxfam)
01/18/2015 VATICAN - PHILIPPINES
Pope: Help young people to build a better society, every child should be welcomed
01/18/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope to young people of Manila: Know, cry, think, feel, be with the poor
01/17/2015 ASIA-ITALY
Rediscovering the faith thanks to the missionary Churches of Asia
01/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
The Pope in the storm of Tacloban: We have a God who weeps and walks with us in life’s catastrophes
01/17/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Typhoon on Leyte, forces Pope’s early return to Manila
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope: "The world needs good and strong families to overcome" the many threats they face today
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope in Manila: listen to the voice of the poor and reject "all forms of corruption"
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Card. Tagle: Music, faith, the secrets of the Philippine Church that boldly rises from disasters
01/16/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope in Manila: Prepare fresh paths for the Gospel in Asia at the dawn of a new age
01/15/2015 VATICAN
Pope: freedom of expression is a fundamental right, but faiths have the right not to be ridiculed
01/15/2015 PHILIPPINES - VATICAN
Pope: in the Philippines, the Catholic heart of Asia
01/14/2015 SRI LANKA - VATICAN
Pope in Sri Lanka: forgiveness, reconciliation and justice to rediscover unity after 30 years of war
Editor's choices
IRAQ - VATICAN
As 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul' continues, Mosul bishop notes that Jesus is born amid refugee containers
by Amel NonaPersecuted by the Islamic state, refugees have lost everything: belongings, home, jobs, school, and their future. Yet, their faith and mission remain strong. For them, almost 900,000 euros have been raised and sent. Pope Francis sends a message of closeness. The campaign continues according to the Patriarch of Baghdad's proposal of fasting and moderation at Christmas and New Year, with the money saved offered to the Christians of Mosul.
IRAQ
Chaldean Patriarch calls for fasting on Christmas Eve for refugees' return to Mosul
by Joseph MahmoudMar Louis Sako calls on the faithful not to celebrate Christmas and New Year in a "worldly" fashion, with pomp and abundance, out of solidarity with the people who fled the Nineveh plains, persecuted by the Islamic Army. AsiaNews is joining the fast proposed by the Patriarch and calls on all readers to give what they would have otherwise spent in support of the campaign 'Adopt a Christian from Mosul'.
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01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: the desire for Christian unity part of our "thirst for God"
01/23/2015 MYANMAR
Thousands of people attend the funeral of Kachin Christian teachers raped and killed by soldiers
by Francis Khoo Thwe
01/22/2015 ITALY - VATICAN
Chiara Lubich like Teresa of Avila: her process of beatification begins
by Costanzo Donegana*
01/26/2015 VATICAN
Pope Francis, "rabbits" and the colonization of families
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/23/2015 INDIA
Indian bishop: Beatification of Chiara Lubich, new impetus to interreligious dialogue in Asia
by Nirmala Carvalho
01/24/2015 VATICAN
Pope: "Never before" has dialogue with Islam been so necessary, for mutual knowledge and acceptance of differences, to counter violence
01/22/2015 MALAYSIA - ISLAM
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur: Ruling on the word 'Allah' threatens religious freedom
01/24/2015 CHINA-VATICAN
In 2015 China set to ordain independent bishops against the Holy See. Possible reactions of Catholics
by Bernardo Cervellera
01/27/2015 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing sends a new flood of Han migrants to Lhasa: Tibetans risk disappearing
01/25/2015 VATICAN
Pope: many Christians are persecuted and killed because they are Christians, regardless of their confession

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