Month: December 2013

Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, and hisThoughts on Interfaith Relations

This synopsis of the Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis was composed by Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Dr. Leo D. Lefebure. Part 1 (full paper publication) emphasizes the mission of the Catholic Church in the world, and Lefebure explores Pope Francis’ stance on Inter religious Relations This week,...

Fr. Gerry Furlan, missionary for more than sixty years passes away

Holliston MA: The United States Province of Xaverian Missionaries mourns the death of Father Gerard G. Furlan SX.  Fr. Gerry, as he was affectionately called, entered Eternal Life to encounter his Lord on Wednesday December 11, 2013 in Worcester (UMass University Hospital). On Tuesday morning, December 10, while walking...

Human Rights Day, December 10, 2013

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. In 2013, the Office of the UN...

Pope Moves US Born Sister toward Beatification

Mother Celestine Bottego was born on 20th December 1895 in Glendale, Ohio, from an Irish woman, Mary Healy, and Giambattista, originally from Parma and brother of Vittorio, a famous explorer who was the first to map out the Jubba River in Somalia. His tragic death convinced Giambattista to return...
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