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April 3rd, 2017

Youth Files Climate Case with India’s Environmental Court

New Delhi, India – Nine-year-old Ridhima Pandey filed a petition against the Indian government last week, asserting that the Indian government has failed to fulfill its duties to her and the Indian people to mitigate climate change. The case includes allegations based on India’s Constitution, the Public Trust Doctrine, Intergenerational Equity, but also alleges the […]


April 3rd, 2017

From the Worship Aid for 5th Sunday of Lent – Cathedral of Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil Prayer for the 2017 Fraternity Campaign: In Defense of Life and Care of Creation

From the Worship Aid for 5th Sunday of Lent – Cathedral of Vitória, Espírito Santo State, Brazil Prayer for the 2017 Fraternity Campaign Theme: “Cultivate and Take Care of Creation” ( Gn. 2:15 ) Motto: “ Fraternity: Brazilian Biome and the Defense of Life” God, our Father and Lord, we praise you and bless you for your […]


April 3rd, 2017

Patrick Carolan, GCCM Co-Founder on Palm Sunday: Thy Kingdom Come

Reprinted from Franciscan Action Network Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. Our services reenact the last week of Jesus’ earthly life and celebrate the eternal Christ on Easter Sunday. We sometimes think of this week as a play with separate acts. It is almost like the week was scripted and […]


April 1st, 2017

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo calls for ‘green theology of liberation’; Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious inspires eco-citizens

Myanmar’s Cardinal Bo calls for ‘green theology of liberation’; Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious inspires eco-citizens

Cross-posted from the Global Sisters Report.  By Gail George, 9 March 2017.  Asia-Oceania Meeting of Religious (AMOR) “A Call for Global Ecological Conversion,” used Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” and his papal bull, Misericordia Vultus, which introduced the Holy Year of Mercy, as spiritual frameworks in exploring issues related […]


March 30th, 2017

Martyr for the poor farmers of India, Sister Rani Maria Vattalil was murdered in 1995 for her commitment to microcredit as an alternative to the sale of land

Among the decrees signed yesterday by the Pope also Sister Rani Maria Vattalil, a nun killed in 1995 for her commitment to microcredit as an alternative to the sale of land Sister Rani Maria Vattalil Pubblicato il 24/03/2017 GIORGIO BERNARDELLI, Vatican Insider/La Stampa There is also the name of a martyr of our time among […]


March 30th, 2017

Formation for radical conversion

Formation for radical conversion

 The call to follow Jesus is as relevant, radical and demanding today as it ever was. Thank you, Linda Romey, for your wonderful reflection!  Originally posted on Global Sisters Report.  (Graphic designed by Linda Romey) One of my favorite — more accurately, inspiring and influential — books is the 1942 novel The Robe by Lloyd […]


March 30th, 2017

Original nations feel support from the Pope on Standing Rock

Excerpt from John Thavis at RNS and NCR In conversations at Standing Rock last month, Sioux tribal leaders noted that the pontiff has been outspoken when it comes to the rights of indigenous peoples who face large-scale development projects. The leaders are keenly aware of the pope’s words earlier this year: “I want to be […]


March 27th, 2017

A Lenten reflection on going to Jerusalem, by John Dominic Crossan

By John Dominic Crossan These are my questions based on the historical fact — yes, fact — that Pilate executed Jesus at Passover. Did Jesus go to Jerusalem to get himself killed? If he did, why, in the tinder-box atmosphere at Passover, did it take him so many days to get his wish? My answer […]

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