Spreading Hope through Audio and Video

Spreading hope through audio and video by Jessica Oata & Abigail Seta Port Moresby: Media students from eight catholic agency schools in Port Moresby were part of the 3rd Media Education Seminar (MES) that aimed at spreading hope through audio and video productions. LINK TO RESOURCE MANUAL It was held at the Emmaus Conference Centre from 4th- 6th June under the theme ‘Hope amidst Covid-19’ with animation of the program by the Social Communications Commission (SOCOM) of the Catholic Bishops Conference. The program commenced on the evening of Friday, 4th June with the first session on creating school news bulletin boards. This was followed by a time of reflection and discussion of issues faced by young people today. The second day of the program focused on producing jingles to promote their schools and attract prospective students. Radio interviews was the second session of the day that had the students interviewing their teachers. Each of the productions were recorded and edited by Radio Maria. Following these, the third session gave the students the opportunity to speak on camera for 20 seconds on issues in PNG. Storyboard and film shooting were the final sessions on the third day of the program...

Inspiring young Catholic joins DB Indonesia’s YouTube channel to witness to his faith

By Fr. Peter Tukan, SDB         Jakarta, Indonesia, 7 June 2021 — Indonesia is one the few countries in the world that have been producing the world best badminton athletes. Today, the country has Jonatan Christie, 23 years old Catholic, who occupies the 7th position of the world men’s singles rankings according to the latest update of BWF World Rankings.        Jojo, as he is best known in Indonesia, spontaneously gave his quick response “yes” when he was asked to be the guest on the regular Thursday evening live show in Salesian Don Bosco Indonesia YouTube channel. He was asked just about 2 weeks before the show. He knew that the event was purely a religious activity as he was expected to share his faith experience to the majority Catholic audience.        The show was held on Thursday evening, 27 May 2021, at 19:00 Indonesian time. In that talk show, he was sharing  his understanding of the glory of God and how he lives in the spirit of gratitude for the greatness of the Lord that has been so vital for his life as a young Catholic and a national and international badminton player.  ...

Convocation of the 12th Regional Congress of Don Bosco Past Pupils

By Secretary General PPDB        World Confederation of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco, 6 June 2021 — Five years after the 11th Regional Congress (Timor Leste, Dili – October 2016) the World Confederation President Mr. Michal Hort has convoked the 12th Congress, this time to be held online on 25-26 June 2021 due to travel restrictions in the Asia-Pacific Region.        Pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of the long-awaited 2020 December Congress in Tokyo, Japan, and the President of the Past Pupils of Don Bosco, Mr. Michal Hort sent out the following notice on 2 June 2021:        “It is an honor and a pleasure for me to announce the Asia-Oceania Regional Congress of Past Pupils of Don Bosco. The originally planned Congress in Tokyo – Japan for 2020 had to be canceled due the Covid-19 crisis. Since the Pandemic is still very real and challenging, after consultation with the Presidency, Regional Councilor for Asia – Oceania Mr. Rajesh Gupta and GEX Regional Councilor Mr Niel Evangelista, we decided to have the Congress in 2021 but in online space on 25-26 June 2021.        I would like to encourage you personally to...

“Education in love: affectivity and sexuality. How to accompany young people”

“Education in love: affectivity and sexuality. How to accompany young people” 08 June 2021 (ANS – Rome) – In the last two weeks of May and the first of June, delegates, consecrated persons and lay people from all the Provinces of the world participated in three formative sessions organized by the Youth Ministry Sector. This initiative was conceived in response to the need of the Provinces to form and share the pastoral and moral keys for the affective-sexual education of young people, thinking of educational criteria. The participation was very numerous and representative of the various realities: a total of about 580 people across three days. With great competence and skill, Professor Javier de la Torre introduced the participants to very delicate and significant issues on an educational-pastoral level, but also on a personal level. In the first meeting, the pastoral and moral keys for the affective sexual education of young people were provided. They started from a horizon in which there are insufficient models of sexuality education to arrive at principles of sexuality education that envisage a path of knowledge – as opposed to ignorance -, of openness and communication – as opposed to silence -, of attention and...

SUMMER READING ON MARY, ET AL., FROM IGNATIUS PRESS

https://www.ignatius.com/Default.aspx Fatima By: Paul Senz Introduction by: Edward Sri Paperback $14.95$11.21 eBook $14.95$9.72 Fatima Mysteries By: Grzegorz Gorny, Janusz Rosikon Hardback $34.95$29.71 Mary in the Bible and in Our Lives By: Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen Paperback $15.95$13.56 eBook $15.95$10.37 The World’s First Love (2nd edition) By: Fulton Sheen Foreword by: Fr. Andrew Apostoli C. F. R. Paperback $17.95$13.46 eBook $17.95$11.67 26 Champions of the Rosary By: Fr. Donald Calloway Paperback $11.95$8.96 33 Days to Morning Glory By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 33 Dias hacia un Glorioso Amanecer By: Fr. Michael Gaitley M.I.C. Paperback $14.95$12.71 A Handbook on Guadalupe Paperback $12.95$9.71 All Products,Books,Marian...

US Catholics to celebrate Religious Freedom Week – Vatican News

The Bishops of the United States are calling on American Catholics to pray during the upcoming week for religious freedom, held from 22 to 29 June. US Catholics to celebrate Religious Freedom Week By Vatican News staff writer “Solidarity in Freedom” is the theme of the annual Religious Freedom Week, which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is promoting from June 22 to 29. The reason for the choice of dates is that 22 June marks the liturgical memory of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, who died defending the primacy of the Roman Pontiff in the dispute over Henry VIII’s marriage. 29 June, on the other hand, marks the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Patrons of Rome. In a message published on their website, the Bishops write that “solidarity means much more than engaging in sporadic acts of generosity. It means thinking and acting in terms of community.”   Religious freedom, they continue, allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Prayer guides In view of the event, the USCCB has prepared a special prayer subsidy that suggests, for each day of...