A Good Samaritan in Salesian Style – Brother Artemides Zatti

By our own correspondent Salesian world, 3 November 2020 — Some 44 years ago a Jesuit provincial in Argentina, Fr Jorge Maria Bergoglio, asked his confreres to pray through the intercession of Salesian Brother Artemide Zatti to obtain more new Jesuit Brother vocations. And already in those times, Brother Zatti ‘did the miracles’ and the Jesuits, a few years later, had dozens of solid Brothers in their province. Yes, Blessed Artemide Zatti is not just an ‘asset’ of the Salesian Family, he is among those many Saints – Blesseds – Venerables – declared by the Universal Church as models we follow and as our intercessors on our journey in this world. November 13, the liturgical memory of Brother Artemide Zatti is coming up. Maybe it’s a good chance for personal or community novena prayer for new Salesian Brother vocations. We already have many tools at hand (see Boscolink) including a Quiz, Biography, short movie and many photos. Blessed Artemide Zatti, pray for us! Short life-sketch of Blessed Artemide Zatti: 1880: Born in Boretto (Italy) three children, mother Albina Vecchi, father Luigi Zatti 1887: Sacrament of confirmation 1886: Elementary school (3 years only) in Boretto, while already working in the farm...

Injustice is just that: injustice

While SOME POLITICAL LEADERS and SOME HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS in the “health care” industry deem elective surgery as inessential and the ministry of priests to the dying and to their flock as “inessential, dangerous, and a risk of contamination” (through the administration of the Sacraments and the gathering for worship), they allow inessential (to say the very least) major surgeries to continue, certainly fraught with risking great contamination, in Planned Parenthood “clinics” (slaughter houses would be a more appropriate term.) Just where is the logic or the justice in this?  People of God, fight back! Planned Parenthood Keeps Fighting – and So Will We If there were a fire in your house, what would you save? It’s a timeless question, and one that’s been very relevant in COVID-19. State officials have been forced to ask, “If there were coronavirus in our state, what would stay open? What is ‘essential?’” In some states, the answer is “abortion.” And where the state has not deemed abortion essential – requiring the clinic to close – Planned Parenthood has been loud and clear: our doors stay open. I wrote recently about Planned Parenthood’s defiance of state orders by continuing elective abortions. At that point they were even requesting...

Webinar: Salesian Lay Missioners

website Info Webinar:  1 Year Service Opportunity – Salesian Lay Missioners Join a 30 minute webinar to learn more about how you can answer God’s call to service in the Catholic church.  The Salesian Lay Missioners serve in some of the most impoverished areas of the world and those most at-risk:  the youth.  Have you thought of doing service within the Church but wasn’t sure what’s out there, come learn about the Salesian Lay Missioner program.  During the webinar we will discuss: Who are the Salesians Who are the Salesian Lay Missioners (SLMs) Requirements Types of ministry Placements Application Process and other Admin Topics Dates: Jan 9, 2020:  2:00pm Register Feb 13, 2020:  9:00pm Register Mar 13, 2020:  1:00pm Register To Register: Text “WEBINAR” to 914-500-1805 or visit the links...