Mother Miriam reminds Christians of our call to witness to others.

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Watch this episode of Mother Miriam’s Live originally aired on 10.21.2020. Mother Miriam reminds us that we are called to be witnesses to Christ’s love. We are selfish if we know the truth and don’t share that truth with others. She also reminds us that martyrdom means to witness.

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UK Bishop for European Affairs Prays for People of Belarus

Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Lead Bishop for European Affairs of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has expressed his concern and support for Belarusians facing injustice and oppression in the unrest that followed August’s controversial presidential elections.

The incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, controversially claimed a landslide victory to continue his 26-year presidency – an outcome that has seen widespread protests in the European country.

“I have watched the developing situation in Belarus with increasing concern; and prayed for the Belarusian people – particularly those who have been harmed or unjustly incarcerated,” said Bishop Hudson.

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India, Panama, Honduras Receive Aid from PMS Fund for Covid Emergency

In this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church in India has reached and provided assistance to several million people, especially the poorest and those in vulnerable conditions. Indian Christians have responded with generosity and commitment to the emergency, despite their number – 2.5 percent out of a population of 1,298,041,000 inhabitants, reported Fides News Agency.

As elsewhere in the world, the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the virus has resulted in the loss of jobs and minimal livelihoods for a large number of workers, immigrants, and the poor, who have suffered the most. Thousands of immigrants found themselves stranded unexpectedly in different areas of the country where they found themselves without food or shelter. Parishes and religious communities have mobilized to collect donations and funds to be distributed, through daily meals and essential goods, to thousands of people, entire families, the elderly, the poor, the sick, tribal populations, immigrants, street children, the homeless, and vulnerable people.

The long period of the pandemic has meant an extraordinary action for the local Churches in India and dealing with an unpredictable situation. The generosity and commitment of the Catholic communities were manifested towards all, without discrimination, but also led to the depletion of the meager economic resources at their disposal for the development of their ordinary activities of evangelization, assistance, and human promotion. Through the Emergency Fund established by Pope Francis at the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in order to respond to the needs caused by the Covid-19 emergency within the Churches of the mission territories, it was possible to help Dioceses and Parishes which have particular needs.

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Los Angeles’ Archbishop Gomez denies claim that he plans to vote for Biden

Denver Newsroom, Oct 21, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).-  

Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential election, stating that an alleged conversation in which he disclosed his voting plans never actually took place.

“In all my years as a priest and a bishop, I have never publicly or privately endorsed a political candidate or told anyone who I might be voting for. It is disgraceful that some would use the media to spread misinformation and try to confuse and divide people,” Gomez, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, said in an Oct. 20 statement.

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Letter #30, Wednesday, October 21, 2020: Redemption

    “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God. You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.” —Pope Francis, speaking in a just-released (2020) documentary film, shown in Rome today, October 21. (Here is an AP article about the film and the Pope’s remarks in it.)

    The Pope’s remarks, made public today — and coming in the midst of political elections in the United States, though the release of the film may not have been intended to influence the US elections — were widely taken to indicate a clear support for civil laws sanctioning the relationships homosexual couples, something Church leaders have always taught in the past is not in keeping with the Catholic moral teaching that marriage is, by its very nature, only between one man and one woman.

    (See, for example, this document issued by the Holy See on June 3, 2003, written under the direction of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict XVI. The final paragraph says, quite clearly:

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