Little Elena Romeo said to everyone in a loud voice: “The new generations can and will do a lot for peace and the environment. Because we don’t like the world as it is”.
A German bishop has recognised that women’s exclusion from ordination is “fundamentally unjust and inappropriate”.
Bishop of Down & Connor Noel Treanor’s homily and World Day of Peace message for New Year’s Day: “Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted”.
If there is one common theme running through all of Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace messages, it is Christian hope.
“Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God”, Pope Francis has cried in his first homily of the New Year, denouncing “how often… women’s bodies [are] sacrificed on the profane altars of advertising, of profiteering, of pornography, exploited like a canvas to be used”.
Pope Francis’ 52nd World Day of Peace message in the year 2019, invited us to reflect on the theme “Good politics is at the service of peace”.
“There can be no true peace unless we show ourselves capable of developing a more just economic system”, Pope Francis has pleaded in his message for the 2020 World Day of Peace.
From the team at Novena, to all our dear readers: a very happy, prosperous and blessed 2020 to you all.
“We are called to encounter others and to listen to their existence, to their cry for help. To listen is already an act of love!” The Pope has urged Catholics “to have time for others, to dialogue… [and] to witness with deeds more than with words the new life of the Gospel”: actions he called “truly a service of love that changes the reality” both of society and the Church.