- Oct 17, 2019
Holy Cross Father Steve Gibson is the head of the Father Patrick Peyton, CSC Memorial Centre in County Mayo, Ireland.
Catholic Relief Services is helping women in Madagascar learn to read and write.
One might say that just as the Rhine flowed into the Tiber at Vatican II, in the words of the title to Ralph Wiltgen’s controversial history, so today the Rhine is also flowing into the Amazon.
Some of the challenges faced by the Catholic Church in the Amazon involve vast geographic extensions and the lack of infrastructure in the region. Many missionaries in the rainforest try to overcome distances using the only available tool: Smartphones.
A Via Crucis procession, or “Way of the Cross,” was joined Saturday by several bishops taking part in the synod as well as members of indigenous communities in the Amazon, to meditate on the suffering of the peoples who live in the rainforest and of the earth itself.