Gospel Nonviolence Reflection Guide Advent 2016

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns offers a reflection guide for Advent 2016. The theme is Gospel nonviolence. The guide contains reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussions by Catholic peacemakers who attended the landmark Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016. Download the...

Season of Creation 2016

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation In 2015 Pope Francis asked Catholics to join with the Orthodox Church to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is celebrated on 1 September. Other Christian churches have joined them in it for a number of years. The day...

Pope Backs #TeamRefugees at Rio

#TeamRefugees at Rio Did you know that a team composed of refugees is competing at the Rio Olympics? With no country to call home they are #TeamRefugees. Read Pope Francis’ letter of support here. Can Sport Contribute to World Peace? In August Pope Francis asks us to pray that sports may be an opportunity...

Fiat Lux – let there be light!

In these last months it seems like we are witnessing an unending stream of acts of violence. Istanbul, Dhaka, Baghdad, Lahore, Medina, Nice, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Reutlingen, Rouen … We can feel overwhelmed, helpless, numb, unable even to take in the latest tragedy. In the face of all of this, can we say fiat...

Pray With Pope Francis July 2016 – Indigenous Peoples

Will You Pray With Pope Francis? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. Pope Francis invites us to join him in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for July 2016. Universal: Respect for Indigenous Peoples That indigenous...

Pray with Pope Francis for Human Solidarity – June 2016

Will You Pray With Pope Francis? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. We are invited to join the Pope in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for June 2016. Universal: Human Solidarity That the aged, marginalized,...

Pray with Pope Francis May 2016: Respect for Women

Will You Pray With Pope Francis? Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. We are invited to join the Pope in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for May 2016. Universal: Respect for Women That in every...