In exceptional Angelus address, Pope begs Putin to end the war

Antoine Mekary | ALETEIA Published on 10/02/22 “What is to happen next? … In the name of God and in the name of the sense of humanity that dwells in every heart, I renew my call for an immediate ceasefire.” Each week from the window of his study, the Pope offers a reflection on the Gospel reading from the Sunday Mass and then leads the faithful in praying the midday Angelus. But this October 2, Pope Francis did something quite different: he made an earnest and passionate appeal for the end of the war in Ukraine. While the Pope expressed his sadness at the “rivers of blood and tears spilled in these months,” he also asked a pressing question: And what about the fact that humanity is once again faced with the atomic threat? It is absurd. Here is a Vatican translation of what the Pope said. This appeal joins with more than 80 other appeals the Pope has made for an end to the war, although this appeal is unique both in the format and in directly addressing Putin. ~ Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno! The course of the war in Ukraine has become so serious, devastating, and threatening,...

SALESIANA PUBLISHERS: SEPTEMBER 2022 CATALOG

BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, FILMS, & POSTERS Books, videos, and posters may be ordered from Salesian Missions in New Rochelle: DBBooks@salesianmissions.org 914-633-8344 Agasso, Domenico. Saint Mary Mazzarello: The Spirit of Joy, trans. Louise Passero, FMA. The life of the dynamic woman who collaborated with Don Bosco in founding the Salesian Sisters. 222 pp pb   (Boston: Pauline, 1996)   0-8198-6989-9   $9.00 Alessi, Antonio.  “Unless the Grain of Wheat…: The Life of Father Luigi Variara…,” trans. Innocent Clementi. Miami: St. Kieran’s Church, 1997. Short life of Blessed Louis Variara, apostle to the lepers in Colombia.  i + 39 pp pamphlet.   $1.00 Aronica, Paul, SDB. “Little Chief of the Andes: A Biography of Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá.” 2d ed. 2007. Araucanian Indian youth from Argentina who wanted to become a Salesian priest and evangelize his people, beatified in 2007. 61-pp pamphlet.  978-0-89944-185-8   $7.00 Aronica, Paul, SDB. Rose of the Andes: A Biography of Blessed Laura Vicuna. 2014. Pupil of Salesian Sisters at Junin de los Andes, Argentina, age 12, beatified in 1988.  Reprint of 1957 ed. Teens. viii + 117 pp pb illus 978-0-89944-190-0.  $11.00 Aronica, Paul, SDB. “A Man Sent by God.” 1988. 20-minute biography of St. John Bosco. 32-pp pamphlet.  0-89944-134-3   $1.50 Aubry, Joseph,...

“Conceived for living synodality in the Church”: Congress of Salesian Cooperators of Interamerica Region

Panama 18 August 2022 (ANS – Panama) – The Salesian Cooperators of the Interamerica Region held their III Regional Congress from August 11-14 with the theme “Conceived for Living Synodality in the Church.” The meeting was held simultaneously in person and online, with the participation of 89 Salesian Cooperators and delegates. The Congress had three purposes: formative, elective, and presentation. Accompanying the event were the world delegates of the Salesian Cooperators, Fr. Dominic Nam Nguyen SDB, Sr. Lucrecia Uribe, FMA, and the Rector Major’s Delegate for the Salesian Family, Fr. Joan Lluis Playá, SDB. Members of the various provincial councils and their delegates attended and voted at the Congress, as well as Salesian Cooperators invited as guests. The new members of the Regional Executive Secretariat for the period 2022-2028 are: – World Councilor for the Interamerica Region: Martín Calderón – Costa Rica – Treasurer: José Francisco (Franklin) Ortega – Dominican Republic – Secretary: Pierre Larocque – Canada – Formation: Juanita Silva – Mexico – Communication: Victoria Mónico – El Salvador – Youth and Family Ministry – Karla Ramos – Honduras – Representative for the Northern Area – Kristie Garza – United States of America – Representative for the Southern...