Of note at this forum is the youthfulness of most of the participants with a good representation from sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom are recent…
Fr. Marc Whelan, Provincial of Ireland, explains the reasons behind the meeting held in Rome (June 1-2, 2018).
Michigan lawmakers approve ban on telemedicine abortion pill prescriptions
Detroit, Mich., Dec 13, 2018 / 11:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Michigan has passed a bill that would continue to prohibit doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing drugs through a teleconference call, permanently extending a ban that first took effect […]
Pakistani province announces plan to protect religious minorities
Lahore, Pakistan, Dec 13, 2018 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Pakistani official announced this week a new “Minorities Empowerment Package” and the creation of a task force to ensure the rights of religious minorities in the province of […]
Pope Francis tells Catholic TV journalists to be 'channels' of peace
Vatican City, Dec 13, 2018 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told a Catholic media group Thursday to be avenues of God’s peace, sharing the stories of the poor, the least, and the voiceless. “In your profession you can be […]
Madagascar 1898 - Arrival of Mgr. François-Xavier Corbet and Père Georges Leportier, his Vicar General. | Madagascar
Guinée Conakry 1902 - A caravan, led by Frs. Leclerc and Devante, leaves Conakry on foot for Kissi, more than 600 km away. They arrive 29 days later. The first mission to be founded is Brouadou. Père Devante dies within 3 weeks. | Guinea
Trinidad 1995 - Consecration of Fr. Malcolm Galt as Bishop of Bridgetown, Barbados. | Trinidad and Tobago
Haiti 1995 - By decision of the District Council, the Spiritans take over Collège Saint-Martial again after an absence of 26 years. | Haiti
Ethiopia 1995 - A young man, Diida Wario, expresses the wish to become a Spiritan; he is the first Boran to show this kind of interest. He will start his studies in Njiro, Tanzania, in the Spiritan house of philosophy in August 1997. | Ethiopia
Here in Australia we are literally at the "ends of the earth", but in the spirit of François Libermann, we have faith in what the Lord is asking of us here, and intend, God willing, to continue. We are confident that the Lord will provide as we do his work here in the 'Land of the Holy Spirit' - as Australia was called by the first Portuguese explorers who came across this continent centuries ago.
Spiritan Confreres in Australia