To Violate Rights of Poor Is Act Against God, Warns Pope

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 1, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II says that to violate the rights of the poor and defenseless is an act of injustice against God himself. The Pope addressed the argument during today’s general audience, which he dedicated to comment on Psalm...

Eucharist and the Poor – John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter

A number of followers of Vincent and Louise have noted that there are some very strong Vincentian themes in the recent Apostolic Letter on the Year of the Eucharist which began this October and runs through next October. Vincent and the Year of the Eucharist Concern...

Media Seen as a Church Weapon in Brazil

KOENIGSTEIN, Germany, JUNE 13, 2004 (Zenit.org).- The charity Aid to the Church in Need says one of its priorities is to help the Catholic media in Brazil. I n a report on her latest visit to Brazil, Antonia Willemsen, the organization’s secretary-general, said...

Four Scenarios for the Future Church

” Despite the astonishing stamina of John Paul II, at some point the Holy Father will go to his reward and the Catholic church will find itself at a crossroads. ” John Allen speaking to the Catholic Press Association offers his insights in 4 possible...

World Communications Day Message – May 23, 2004

Pope John Paul II Speaks on “The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness”Dear Brothers and Sisters, 1. The extraordinary growth of the communications media and their increased availability has brought exceptional opportunities for enriching the lives...