Day of Prayer and Fasting May 13, 2022

 On Tuesday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Friday, May 13th will be a day of united prayer and fasting for peace in our world and the end to legal abortion in the United States. We are inviting you to answer the call to prayer by joining Family Rosary Across America on Friday, May 13th at 7 PM CT; lift up these intentions as well as your own with families across the nation to the heart of Mary, our Mother.Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace, pray for us!Your Friends at Relevant Radio   The Relevant Radio® Mission:Bringing Christ to the world through the media© 2022 Relevant Radio,...

#IamChurch: Witness the joy of faith: a call for persons with disabilities

VATICAN CHURCH DISABILITY POPE FRANCIS DICASTERY Promoted by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, the #IamChurch initiative consists in five videos demonstrating the daily struggles of persons with disabilities who, far from feeling burdensome or “set aside”, provide their own specific contribution within their ecclesial communities. “Witness the joy of faith: a call for persons with disabilities” is the title of the third video. In his Message addressed to persons with disabilities on the occasion of the International Day dedicated to them, Pope Francis reminds us – citing Guadete et Exsultate – that we all have a universal call to holiness. In the third video of the #IamChurch series, some sisters from the Congregation of Petites Sœurs Disciples de l’Agneau tell about their religious vocation and talk about their daily lives. Morgane, Camille and Véronique, women with Down’s syndrome, repeat several times: “Je suis heureuse – I am happy” debunking the commonplace view according to which those who live with a disability are destined to a life of suffering. In his Message, the Pope writes: “Jesus wants us to reach the happiness for which we were created. He wants us to be saints and does not expect us to...

I Give, Therefore I Am

A must-read Christmas story from Vatican News A file photo from the Good News Ministries archive STORIES WORLD UNITED STATES PRISONS Dale Recinella, the former Wall Street finance lawyer who assists prisoners on death row in Florida together with his wife Susan, shares his experience with a non-profit organization in Tallahassee assisting homeless people with mental issues. By Dale S. Recinella Decades ago, in the streets of Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, the itinerant mentally ill taught me many important lessons about our shared humanity. I had never intended to get involved with the social security administration and the mentally ill on the streets of Tallahassee. My wife and I were simply trying to be alert to the suffering of human beings in our city and especially in the vicinity of our center-city apartment. While still working part-time in the Tallahassee branch office of a Florida law firm, I am becoming experienced in street ministry. God’s vehicle for this development was Good News Ministries, a non-profit organization founded by a small group of former corporate businessmen. What they all share is the fact that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has radically interfered with their self-seeking secular careers. So, when I meet this group...

Vatican launches #IamChurch campaign for persons with disabilities

VATICAN DICASTERY DISABILITY VATICAN The #IamChurch campaign for persons with disabilities begins from 6 December with a series of video testimonies of Christians living with disabilities. By Benedict Mayaki, SJ The Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life announced the launch on Monday of a campaign dedicated to persons living with disabilities. Tagged #IamChurch, the campaign, which begins on 6 December, will consist of five videos containing the testimonies of Christians living with disabilities from different parts of the world who recount their experience of faith and affirm, “I am Church!” “I am Church” through Baptism In his message to persons with disabilities on the occasion of the International Day dedicated to them, Pope Francis noted that Baptism gives each one of us, “without exclusion or discrimination, the possibility of exclaiming, ‘I am Church!'” Echoing the Pope’s words, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life launched the videos, which will be released weekly, with the aim of highlighting the contribution that persons with disabilities offer to the ecclesial community on a daily basis. The videos will illustrate the work of evangelization carried out by some young deaf persons in Mexico, of a monastery in France where several nuns with...

Is This the End of Roe v. Wade?

LET US PRAY!!! AND JOIN THE CAUSE!!!  BREAKING: Is This the End of Roe v. Wade?In just a couple hours, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments on a major pro-life case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case, born out of Mississippi’s pro-life law banning late-term abortions after 15 weeks, represents a direct challenge to the deadliest Court decision in recent memory, Roe v. Wade. Many experts believe that the Court may overturn Roe, at least in part, returning the issue of abortion back to the states.Feel the weight of the moment. The Justices in Roe had no way of knowing that the cost would be 62 million lives and counting. They had no concept of the ultrasound technology we have today. And they had no foresight into the unstoppable pro-life movement born out of the ashes of Roe.But now they do.And we stand on the brink of having more power to make our states pro-life in a way we’ve never had since 1973.As we prepare to enter this new era, whether with the Dobbs case or an upcoming future one, we have to prepare for a world—for life—after Roe. That’s why TODAY, Family Policy Alliance is launching an unprecedented national campaign:  #AfterRoeAre you ready for an America after Roe?Even before Roe ends, the work of After Roe has already...