» 04/20/2016, 16.06
Melani Manel Perera
For Card Ranjith, despite evil’s temptations, God continues to generate vocations
In his message to Sri Lanka’s Catholics on World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the archbishop of Colombo called for prayers and support for education so as to “encourage many more to follow” those already consecrated. For the Rector of the National Seminary, the vocation to the religious life “is a seed planted by God that germinates and grows in a human heart when there is a genuine and positive response on the part of the recipient.”
Filipino bishops to back pro-life candidates in upcoming elections
A “Covenant for Life” is signed. It calls on candidates in the May 14 elections to give priority to life and family and offers them support.
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The cloisters of India call for Wojtyla to be “immediately sainted!”
Four years on from John Paul II’s death a religious sister, a convert from Hinduism, speaks of her devotion for the polish pope. Karol Wojtyla is an example for the young, old, ill and religious, through his witness of the sacredness of human life. Benedict XVI will celebrate a mass and invites the young to take part.
Indian couple requests abortion for fetal heart defect
The country's law bans abortion after the 20th week. The fetus, now in the 25th week, has heart problems that would require the insertion of a pacemaker after birth, followed by regular operations to replace it. A firm "no" from the Church, which defends the absolute principle of the "right to life".
Consecrated life, Indian cloistered celebrate with 6 new religious
In the coming weeks these Discalced Carmelites will pronounce their final profession. In preparation they participated in an intensive course in the monastery of Baroda. The Year of Consecrated Life (November 30, 2014 - February, 2nd 2016) also marks the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila, reformer of the Carmelite order.
Pope: Priests, men, poor and weak, transformed into fearless preachers of salvation
In the Year for Priests we must pray for priests and for those who are called to the vocation of total consecration. He recalls the Day for Life in Italy and for the "Week of life and family" in Rome. On 11 February, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, the pope will celebrate Mass with the sick in the Basilica of St. Peter.
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