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Online solidarity event with the people of Myanmar, May 1st 2021

Online solidarity event with the people of Burma / Myanmar Saturday 1st May, 7-8pm     Dear Friend of Burma / Myanmar, Since the military regime in Burma / Myanmar staged a coup on 1st February 2021, over 750 people have been killed, many more injured and over 4,400 arrested. Despite this brutal military crackdown, the people of...

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Earth Day 2021: Restore our Earth.

Earth Day 2021: Restore our Earth.    EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme   for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth,  which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change. It is up...

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Who are the Christians in Iraq.

Who are the Christians of Iraq? A long history in a nutshell Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Iraq offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history of Christianity in Mesopotamia, where Jesus’ mother-tongue endures to this day. By Emil Anton Modern Iraq covers most of the area of ancient Mesopotamia, which was home to...

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Homily President Joe Biden heard at Mass on Inauguration Day.

The homily President Joe Biden heard at Mass on Inauguration Day   President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, pray during Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington Jan. 20, 2021, before his presidential inauguration.                 (CNS photo/Tom Brenner, Reuters) The following is the homily President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect...

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“13 Christians killed everyday because of their faith” by Open Doors.

13 Christians killed everyday because of their faith. The non-Governmental organization Open Doors releases its annual “World Watch List” report that lists the top 50 countries where Christians are most persecuted for their faith. Linda Bordoni Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked and...

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Christmas is the Feast of Love Incarnate.

Christmas is the Feast of Love Incarnate.    Vatican City, Dec 23, 2020 – Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christmas brings joy and strength that can remove the pessimism that has spread in human hearts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Christmas is the feast of love incarnate and born for us in Jesus Christ....

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International Children’s Day 2020

International Children’s Day 2020.    What needs to happen? UNICEF and partners are calling on governments to adopt a Six Point Plan to Protect our Children:   Ensure all children learn, including by closing the digital divide.  Guarantee access to health and nutrition services, and make vaccines affordable and available to every child. Support and...

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DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANYTHING, ANYBODY OR YOURSELF.

  DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE ANYTHING, ANYBODY or YOURSELF!   This is our cactus plant.  Could anything good come from it, one might ask?  It looks unwieldy. Last night, as the darkness set in, it produced two most exquisite flowers and as the dawn broke, they died. This is the gift from the plant. It produces...

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“Stretch Forth your hand to the Poor”. Fourth World Day for the Poor.

FOURTH WORLD DAY OF THE POOR “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7:32). Age-old wisdom has proposed these words as a sacred rule to be followed in life. Today these words remain as timely as ever. They help us fix our gaze on what is essential and...

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Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020

 Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020   Eid-e-Milad un Nabi 2020: Today, marks the birth anniversary of the last Prophet of Islam, Prophet Muhammad. Eid Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid is celebrated by Muslims from the Sufi or the Barelvi school of thought. The festival is also called Nabid and Mawlid colloquially. The festivities start one day prior to the...

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