Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Freedom for Mission and Mission for Freedom

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Fortnight for Freedom initiative is a call to pray, reflect and contribute to a better understanding of – and respect for – religious freedom in a way that lifts up all people.  The theme this year is Freedom for Mission. Mission is fundamental to being a complete Christian. Saint John Paul II affirmed that […] [Read more]

Human Freedom

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Many scholars believe that Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans has influenced the development of Christian theology more than any other book of the New Testament. When reading Romans, one gets a sense that Paul desires to lay out the beauty of life when experienced through a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Paul often uses contrasts […] [Read more]

Saint Josephine Bakhita, Witness of Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Blessed John Paul II canonized Saint Josephine Bakhita in the Great Jubilee Year 2000. Her journey to sainthood was a remarkable one.  A former Sudanese slave, she endured beatings and brandings, but eventually she found freedom from enslavement.  Upon her baptism into the Catholic Church, Bakhita took the name Josephine and later she became a […] [Read more]

Freedom from the Chains that Threaten the Church

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

During the days of the early Church, the authorities constantly demanded that the Apostles cease preaching about Jesus Christ and stop performing the good works they were doing.  When they persisted, they were thrown into prison in an effort to stop the Church from pursuing her mission. On one of many such occasions, Peter and […] [Read more]