indifference Tag

ROME, by Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca • “Come with us, we want to tear veil of indifference,” Alessandro Monteduro, the director of “Aid to the Church in Need” in Italy, told me. I asked myself, why not, because in fact, the number of persecuted Christians in the world has grown in recent years; there are many million of them. “We will light up the Colosseum in red and they will see: the Church authorities, the president of the European Parliament, and particularly, the victims of Islamist violence.” This couldRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • “All of us are called to immerse ourselves in this ocean, to let ourselves be reborn, to overcome the indifference which blocks solidarity, and to leave behind the false neutrality which prevents sharing,” said Pope Francis as he presided at the Mass on 1 January on the feast of Mary, Mother of God and the 49th World Day of Peace in St. Peter’s Basilica. Then and before praying the Angelus, the pontiff invited the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square to open their hearts, awakening careRead More
FRANCIS IN ROME • In the first Angelus of 2016, the Pope extended an invitation to open “the doors of our heart to Christ” and warned against the “evil that lies in wait at our door and our hearts to enter.” In order to prevent it from entering, Francis invited the faithful to always carry a Gospel in their pockets and to read “a passage every day.” Complete text of the Angelus on 3 January 2016 Dear brothers and sisters, happy Sunday! The liturgy of today, the second Sunday afterRead More