OFFICIAL - Justice Sunday
Aug. 14, 2017
Justice Sunday this year falls on August 20, 2017. Taking into accout the worldwide situation of conflicts, wars, aggression, and gross human right violations, the CBCI Office for Justice, Peace and Development has chosen as its theme "Peace building through Active and Creative Non-violence", a theme that is very dear to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who emphasised this in his 50th Message for the World Day of Peace.
The Holy Father believes that engaging in creative non-violence is the only way to combat violence. Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical, Paem in Terris, quotes Pope Pius XII, "Nothing is lost by peace; everything may be lost by war." As Christians, we are called to be messengers of peace. Peace and justice go hand in hand. The Church, through its various social teachings, has always spearheaded the work for Peace and Justice.
The Justice and Peace commission is inviting you to attend workshops on "Viiolence: Our Response", held at three venues across Mumbai, namely at Sacred Heart Church, Vashi; St John the Baptist Church, Thane; and Our Lady of Salvation Church, Dadar on August 19, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. I urge all of you to be part of this process of reflection, and to attend, if possible, these workshops which would help us to come out witih creative responses to violence and hate messages that are destroying peace.
August 14, 2017
Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay
Other diocesan News
Appointments (V) 2019
Fr Mario D’Souza MSFS: to be Parish Priest, St Francis de Sales Church, Koparkhairane Fr C...
May 16, 2019
Appointments (IV) 2019
Fr Omar Fernandes: to be Assistant, St Francis Xavier Church, Vile Parle (newly ordained) Fr Ren...
May 10, 2019
OFFICIAL - Security Concerns
All of us have been deeply affected by the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. I have been in regular...
May 10, 2019
Appointments (III) 2019
OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS (III) Fr. Francis Noronhato be Priest-in-charge, Good S...
May 3, 2019
OFFICIAL - Feast of the Divine Mercy
On April 28, 2019, we will celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy, a feast instituted by St....
April 28, 2019