When marriage between man and woman is “a truth which cannot be spoken”

From the pastoral letter of the bishops of Australia: “Don’t Mess with Marriage” Redefining marriage to include same-sex relationships will have far reaching consequences for all of us. Here are a few real life examples that have occurred recently: – The City of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, ordered Christian ministers to perform same-sex weddings under pain … Continue reading When marriage between man and woman is “a truth which cannot be spoken”

The apostles, witnesses of Christ (Benedict XVI)

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Letter to the Ephesians presents the Church to us as a structure built “upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone” (Eph 2: 20). In the Book of Revelation the role of the Apostles, and more specifically, of the Twelve, is explained in the eschatological … Continue reading The apostles, witnesses of Christ (Benedict XVI)

Europe a Paradise? Don’t believe to all the stories!

Did someone promise you A BETTER LIFE BY GOING TO EUROPE? WARNING TO WOMEN! This folder is meant to explain to women the possible dangers involved in migrating to Northern and Western Europe.  Know This …. There have been many women with dreams like yours. Maria Maria couldn’t find work which would enable her to … Continue reading Europe a Paradise? Don’t believe to all the stories!

The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice

Almost on a whim, but primarily because a close friend of mine had revealed her still-unfolding struggles with the long-ago divorce of her parents, I started asking adult children of divorce about their experiences. I eventually wrote up a brief questionnaire, appealing on social media for volunteers. The answers I received in a virtual avalanche … Continue reading The Adult Children of Divorce Find Their Voice

Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy

Committee on Doctrine United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (March 25, 2009) 1. From time to time questions have been raised about various alternative therapies that are often available in the United States. Bishops are sometimes asked, “What is the Church’s position on such therapies?” The USCCB Committee on Doctrine has prepared this resource in … Continue reading Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy

I was hungry and you bought me

Everything started in the Eighties. The girl slave trade for sexual exploitation was one of the many illegal activities managed by Nigerians. Then it was consolidated in the decades to follow, becoming a significant and real business, well structured and particularly profitable. Right from the beginning, Turin had been the landing stage and transit camp. … Continue reading I was hungry and you bought me

Nigeria caught in new slavery: sex for export, let’s say NO!

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN Every year many Nigerian women are recruited for this trade. People working for this recruiting exercise are everywhere from Nigeria to Europe. These women are given false hope of empty promises of good jobs, marriages and opportunities of various kinds, which do not exist. With all honest belief the victims, their parents … Continue reading Nigeria caught in new slavery: sex for export, let’s say NO!

I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals

Women of the World has launched the “I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals”. It is a simple and practical document in which we propose 10 necessary, reasonable and feasible policies. As you know, in Women of the World we believe that women contribute their feminine identity to different spheres, so we should … Continue reading I am a Woman, I am a Mother: 10 Political Proposals

The war that we all dread and fear happens (Mother Teresa letter to Bush and Saddam)

In 2001, in a climate of fear similar to what we are experiencing, Mother Teresa wrote a letter. No one answered. The letter remained relevant even today, in a world that’s path now winds of war. But we are condemned to hope … January 2, 1991 Dear President George Bush and President Saddam Hussein, I … Continue reading The war that we all dread and fear happens (Mother Teresa letter to Bush and Saddam)

The life of Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947)

Mother Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869 and died in Schio (Vicenza) in 1947. This African flower, who knew the anguish of kidnapping and slavery, bloomed marvelously in Italy, in response to God’s grace, with the Daughters of Charity. Mother “Moretta” In Schio (Vicenza), where she spent many years of her life, everyone … Continue reading The life of Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947)

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