The Measure You Measure Will be Measured Back to You (As seen on T.V.)

The Gospel for today (Monday of the 12th Week) gives us an admonition that God will use attitudes we use for others as a standard in our own judgment. Consider well, right now, if being unkind, unmerciful, and unforgiving is a good strategy for your live, given that you will stand in judgment and need mercy, and forgiveness. There are many biblical texts that speak of being generous to the poor, for to do brings bountiful blessings

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ACN Issues Annual Report for 2019

The international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International), which has 23 national offices and over 330,000 private benefactors throughout the world, raised over 106 million Euros in the year 2019 for suffering and persecuted Christians all over the world, maintaining roughly the same level as in the previous year.

With the additional help of some 5 million Euros in donations carried forward from the previous year, the charity was able to fund activities to a total value of 111.2 million Euros. Some 80.4 percent of these – or approximately 90 million Euros – were spent on the three areas regarded by the charity as the main “pillars” of its mission: direct financial support via various aid projects, providing information about the situation of Christians in various different countries and encouraging Christians to pray for their suffering brethren.

Altogether, the charity sponsored 5,230 projects, providing assistance for a wide range of different needs in 139 different countries, above all in Africa and the Middle East, to a total value of 75.9 million Euros. This was an increase of 211 projects compared to 2018, and benefited a total of 1,162 different dioceses, over one-third of all the Catholic dioceses in the world.

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Bishops Express Concern for Migrants in Argentina

The Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People (CEMI) has expressed its desire to make visible the vulnerable situation of refugees and migrants, in a message for World Refugee Day, celebrated on 20 June. The Bishops that make up this Commission have invited people, social associations, companies, and the government sector to “look at this reality and to take measures in favor of this population, now and in the post-pandemic phase”.

In relation to the period “after” the health crisis, they stressed that migrants and refugees “will need all our support, to rebuild a dignified life, especially in economic and working terms, especially for those who have lost their bread, their roof, and job”.

Argentina for many years, despite the unstable economic situation, has become the destination of many Bolivian workers and Paraguayan and Brazilian farmers. Currently, migrants are a considerable number in Latin American and unfortunately, they are also a vulnerable population. According to data from international agencies, there are approximately 2,300,000 migrants in Argentina, equivalent to almost 5 percent of the population of this country.

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Benedict XVI Expected to Return to Vatican on Monday

Benedict XVI should return to the Vatican on Monday, June 22, 2020, after three days in his homeland in Bavaria, with his sick brother, indicated the diocese of Regensburg in a tweet.

The 93-year-old pope emeritus traveled to Germany on June 19, in a wheelchair and visibly weakened, to visit his brother Georg Ratzinger, 96. After arriving in Regensburg on Friday afternoon, the two brothers celebrated Mass together. Then Benedict XVI retired to the seminary in the afternoon and returned to his brother’s house in the evening.

The following day, after a Bavarian breakfast at the seminary, Benedict XVI again celebrated a mass with his brother, for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and he saw Georg again in the evening.

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