Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

Human Trafficking Victims: 21st Century Calvary …

The suffering of the victims of human trafficking are the crucifixes of the 21st century, and Pope Francis will lead the traditional Way of the Cross in an extension of the Calvary of Jesus. Jesus is crucified every time cruelty and dehumanization is inflicted on a another human being- and the horrors inflicted by traffickers […]

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

Suffering of trafficked at the heart of Pope’s Holy Week

The curse of human trafficking and the great suffering of its victims will be at the heart of Holy Week 2019. Sister Eugenia Bonetti, the president of ‘Slaves No More’, has been entrusted by Pope Francis to write the reflections for the traditional Way of the Cross on Good Friday. (April 19) Starting April 14 […]

Fake news causes refugee-police clashes in Greece

Fake news causes refugee-police clashes in Greece

The Fake news circulating on social media has once again caused pain, fear, and social disruption, putting more lives in danger, this time in Greece. On Friday, (5 April) Greek police scuffled with hundreds of migrants who gathered near the northern city of Thessaloniki hoping to enter North Macedonia. The trouble flared outside a migrant […]

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

Pope’s New Law : Dismissal for Desertion

This April, a new law enacted by Pope Francis will be applicable across the Catholic Church all over the world. Pope Francis has amended canon law to create a new mechanism for dismissing a religious who has deserted their community. Under the new law, promulgated by the Pope in an apostolic letter issued “motu proprio,” […]

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

United against Racism; Dignity and Justice for all

Racial discrimination has not been banished to history. It has been held in the arms of societies and even today unfortunately we are seeing the ugly face of racial discrimination in public discourse always. Racial and ethnic discrimination occur each day, all around us. We give it little thought, as we believe it rarely affects […]

New Italian law: No vaccine, no school

New Italian law: No vaccine, no school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. Parents risk being fined up to €500 (more than 39,000 Indian rupees) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away. Under Italy’s  ‘Lorenzin law’ – named after the […]

Looking back at 6 years with Pope Francis

Pope Francis has lived, and about to live out, several intense months between voyages and Synods. His sixth year was characterized by the scourge of abuse and by suffering from internal attacks; the response is an invitation to turn to the heart of the faith.

Looking back at 6 years with Pope Francis

Six years ago, this very day, Pope Francis was chosen to head the Catholic Church. The sixth anniversary of the election sees Pope Francis engaged in a year filled with important international journeys, marked at the beginning and the end by two “synodal” events: the meeting for the protection of minors, which took place last […]

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

HIV ‘cure’ via stem cells? Possible!

Are we near to a ‘cure for HIV’ and AIDS? In a significant development, a person with HIV infection has been reported to be experiencing remission for the last 18 months after antiretroviral therapy (ART) was stopped following stem-cell transplantation in London. This was reported in the latest edition of a reputed medical journal. Remission […]

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Starbucks and Tumblr to block online Porn access

Coffee giant Starbucks and microblogging website Tumblr have each announced they will be taking steps to prevent the online access of pornography. Tumblr announced Monday that sexually explicit content and nudity will be banned on its blogging platform, effective Dec. 17. The policy comes after the site was removed from Apple’s App Store in November. […]

Poland remembers, mourns its ‘oldest nun’

Was she the oldest nun in the world? We don’t know for sure. But without a doubt, Sister Cecylia Maria was one who made a world of difference for so many people and their families. A Polish nun who was believed to be the oldest nun in the world and was recognized as a rescuer […]

In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

In Canada, Marijuana is legal … but there are mixed reactions

Canada became the first major country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use. 46-year-old Ian Power,  one of the first Canadians to buy legal weed in the easternmost province of Newfoundland said he wasn’t going to smoke, vape or bake the gram of cannabis he bought. Rather,  he was going “to frame” his historic […]

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope’s reforms, Social Justice stance make Catholic conservatives angry

Pope Francis , the first Jesuit pope, who has a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed, has become a target of a deeply entrenched coterie of conservative and fundamentalist Catholics who dislike change. Yet Francis is determined to address long standing issues of corruption and mismanagement within the Church and in the Vatican, which […]

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