Sixth Anniversary of martyrdom of Akash Bashir, Pakistani past pupil

Sixth Anniversary of martyrdom of Akash Bashir, Pakistani past pupil By Sunil Iqbal        Lahore Pakistan, 15 March 2021 — Akash Bashir’s final words as he was martyred were: “I will die but I will not let you to go”. Pakistan’s Salesian Community celebrated Mass on 15 March, the 6th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Akash Bashir, the Pakistani Salesian Past Pupil who saved hundreds of people inside the Church by embracing a suicide bomber and offered his own life. We humbly ask all of you to pray for our Pakistani Christian community.        “Faith in Jesus and in the power of His Holy Name is the greatest spiritual force in the world today. It is a source of joy and inspiration in our youth; of strength in our manhood, when only His Holy Name and His grace, can enable us to overcome temptation; of hope, consolation and confidence at the hour of our death, when more than ever before, we realize, that the meaning of Jesus is ‘Lord, the Savior.’ We should bow in reverence to His Name and submission to His Holy Will.” Source: Sixth Anniversary of martyrdom of Akash Bashir, Pakistani past...

Court rejects bail for elderly Indian Jesuit priest – Vatican News

Court rejects bail for elderly Indian Jesuit priest A special anti-terrorism court has denied bail to Father Stan Swamy, accused of links with terrorism. Cardinal Gracias urges prayers for the Jesuit. By Vatican News staff writer A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Father Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old Jesuit priest arrested for his alleged links with Maoist insurgents involved in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon violence case in Maharashtra state.  The elderly priest has denied any involvement in the violence saying he has never been to the place in all his life. After his arrest on October 8 by NIA agents from his residence in Ranchi in Jharkhand state, where he works for the rights of indigenous and marginalized people, Father Swamy was flown to Mumbai, where an NIA court remanded him in judicial custody the following day.  Frail health The Hindu daily newspaper reported that advocates Sharif Shaikh and Kritika Agarwal applied for bail saying the frail priest, who has Parkinson’s disease and has almost lost hearing ability in both ears, has fallen several times in custody. Due to his illness, Father Swamy was not even able to sign the documents court...

  Dear EWTN Family, In 2016, EWTN in partnership with Arcadia Films produced a documentary entitled “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. The documentary tells the story of community organizer Saul Alinsky and how his “Rules for Radicals” has significantly contributed to the situation that we are experiencing today. As we prepare for the upcoming election, every Catholic and every American needs to know: Why our political discourse is so bad right now? How Christian beliefs, particularly Catholic beliefs, and those who hold to them have come to be reviled by so many in the secular culture? Where did political correctness, gender conflict, gender confusion — and so many other aspects of the Culture of Death — come from? The answer to these questions, and many others, can be found in the EWTN Original Documentary “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,”. We so strongly believe that every Catholic needs to watch the documentary that we have made OnDemand viewing free of charge during the next 30 days. Go to ewtn.com/wolf and select the OnDemand option. Free viewing of the documentary is also available from the EWTN app on your internet connected TV, and your tablet and smart phone. For broadcast viewing on EWTN, schedule times...

SIXTH MONDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SIXTH MONDAY OF EASTER TIME May 18, 2020 WORD of the DAY “I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you. (John: 16: 1-4 a) How shall I live this Word? There will be difficult times and painful times in which we will not be believed, in which we will be persecuted because we are Christians, in which we will have to give our lives for our faith in Christ. There will be … indeed, there are already, where to believe is a crime punishable by the state, where faith cannot be shown but must be kept hidden, where Christians are a minority without words and without rights, where attending Mass is not a right but an act of courage that often leads to death. But in all these difficulties and sufferings,...