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‘Gospel Truth’ for August 25, 2019

Listen to this week's edition of our reflections on the Gospel reading for the twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time, where Jesus tells his disciples to strive to enter through the narrow gate, prepared by the late Jill Bevilacqua.

Reflections for the XXI Sunday

Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time. He says that Jesus clearly explains that anyone who follows him through the narrow gate of sacrificial serving and sharing love will be saved.

US Bishop says death penalty is an “attack on human dignity”

As the US state of Texas executes a man on death row, Bishop Frank Dewane of Florida reasserts the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty.

Caritas India responds to country’s monsoon disaster

Father Paul Moonjely, executive Director of Caritas India, told Vatican News how through its partners at the local diocesan level, they are trying to reach out to people hit by floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains.

Benin Bishops say political mediation continues

The Bishops of Benin say they are continuing with their mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis in the country that followed disputed elections in April. Their statement comes after some media outlets reported that the Church had withdrawn from negotiations.

Young people work for peace at World Youth Parliament

Young people from around the world take part in the 5th World Youth Parliament, hosted at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, in Spain.

Bishops of England and Wales renew call to care for creation

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference issues a statement calling for the development of a “Christian spirituality of ecology” which begins in personal and family life.

Asian Catholic communicators vow to build healthier communities

The Asian chapter of SIGNIS, the global forum of Catholic audio-visual communicators, released a message at the end of their assembly in New Delhi, India, August 4-8.

Pakistan’s religious minorities ask government for protection and rights

Pakistan’s religious minorities have submitted a 10-point memorandum asking Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government to adopt policies to safeguard the rights of minorities and women.

Church commemorates 140th anniversary of Knock apparition

Wednesday August 21st, marks the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary; St Joseph; Saint John the Baptist; and Christ, as the Lamb of God upon the altar, appeared to townspeople in a small village in western Ireland.