Month: March 2011

Trying to End Racial and Xenophobic Violence in Italy

The Italian government is failing to take effective action to prevent and prosecute racist and xenophobic violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Immigrants, Italians of foreign descent, and Roma have been the victims of brutal attacks in Italy in recent years. The 71-page report, “Everyday...

Sister Helen: Different Kind of Missionary Sister

One of the most unanimously acclaimed documentaries in recent years and winner of the coveted Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, this compelling film is an inspirational and uplifting portrait of a truly colorful and most unusual Benedictine Sister, Sister Helen....

The Church’s Response in Japan

Recently, one of our missionaries, Fr. Mike De Roche, working in Miyazaki, Japan wrote the following on the relief work of the Catholic Church in the wake of the terrible devastation there: Dear Carl, Thanks a lot for the mail. I’m fine, and here in MIYAZAKI where I live,...

The Catholic Church in the Devastation of Japan’s Victims

Fr. Pier Giorgio Manni, superior of theXaverian Missionaries in Japan. The Xaverian Missionaries have worked in Japan since 1949. Ever since we have worked in about 24 centers, giving witness, proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to non-Christians, providing dialogue and charity. Our area of activity is quite extensive...

A New Missionary Saint for a Modern, Global Church

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE Come and join us for pilgrimage to Rome from October 21, to October 29, 2011  to witness the making of a new missionary saint,  SAINT GUIDO MARIA CONFORTI From St. Peter’s Square, to Assisi, Florence, Montecatini, Parma, Padua, and Venice Includes Round trip from New...

Rape as a Weapon of War Continues in the Congo in Africa

Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) expert on sexual and gender-based violence, Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 1p.m at the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing, The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Securing...

Sports for Peace

Fr. Chema Caballero, a Xaverian Missionary who worked in Sierra Leone for many years will teach a class on sport and peace initiatives as part of the master’s degree program.at the University of Oberta in Catalina, Spain.  Sports as a tool for social co-existence and conflict resolution is sponsored...
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