Robaird O’CearhaillHong Kong Correspondent As Northern Europe is ravaged by heatwaves, the deadliest disaster was a tsunami-type flood. Why, when predictably heavy floods were on the way, said official weather forecasts, in a German district, are there 177 dead and 1300 missing according to local authorities? What happened?
Robaird O’Cearbhaill As Laudato si declares: Care for our common home, the planet, is our duty. Native people have been doing that for aeons, using traditional knowledge all over the world, before colonialism and large-scale intensive farming replaced native practices, except in isolated places. The research in studies into native environment skills has become more important as another way to…
Joaquim Magalhães de Castro Once he arrived in Matsumae, Diogo de Carvalho immediately retired to “the house of an ancient Christian of ours.” He does not mention his name although he assures us that “the joy with which everyone in his family received me” was great.
(Global sisters report) Thirty Da Lat Lovers of the Holy Cross sisters hurriedly prepare and cook rice, fish, meat and vegetables, packing meals in foam boxes at the kitchen in their day care center in Ho Chi Minh City.
(Vatican News) “His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life in the explosion at the Al-Wuhailat market in Baghdad”.
(Crux) A group of conmen who dressed up as cardinals to swindle victims out of millions of dollars have been caught by Italian police, in an undercover sting operation conducted by officers who were disguised as priests.
Fr Leonard Dollentas The postponed 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 proceeded in a simplified manner and was opened on 23 July 2021. It will be concluded on 8 August 2021. With a huge number of people involved in the Olympics and the spectators amid the pandemic, the archbishop of Tokyo Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi, S.V.D., issued an appeal to athletes…
(Vatican News) In his homily on the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis insists on the importance of young and old coming together in a covenantal sharing of life.
Robaird O’CearbhaillHong Kong Correspondent Christopher Dawson was a foremost Catholic historian of the 20th century. He was influential in international authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and the leading poet, Anglo-Catholic, T.S. Eliot. But where he broke new ground substantially from other medieval scholars was in his view of Western civilization as founded in Christianity. He also differed in his view…
Robin Gomes (Vatican News) Catholic dioceses across Myanmar continue to reach out to the suffering people as the 3rd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc amid an ever-deteriorating crisis due to the military coup and the protests.