“I do what I can because I could not call myself a follower of Christ and turn my face away from so many suffering people.”
57 years ago, on 26 November 1964, Bishop Joseph Wittebols was killed during the “Simba rebellion”.
Fr. Andrè Prevot died in Brugelette (Belgium) on 26 November 1913.
On July 29, 2013, Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio was kidnapped in Raqqa, Syria. Since then there has been no certain news of him. A hundred months after that day, Riccardo Cristiano reconstructs the fact and the Christian temperament of the figure.
Latin America has always been spoken of as a Catholic continent. It is true that in our countries there are a great majority of people baptized in the Catholic Church but they are by tradition and custom with almost no impact in life: they have therefore a superficial and vulnerable faith.
In the Rule of Life of the Dehonians, the cult of the Sacred Heart has the traits attributed to it by the Church; the devotion incarnates today what the Founder lived in his time; the spirituality inspires a given style of life.
"If our Dehonian charism is a richness for the Church and society, a gift of God for each one of us, it is also true that it can become mute for our societies in crisis if it is not pregnant with a global project of society, which responds to the thirsts of men and women of our time, in the real context of their daily existence."
Is not the present violence a castration of the thirst for fraternity? It is therefore necessary to respond in a dignified way to current violence, which is a sign of existential decline, with the necessary risk of fraternity.