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Students explore beyond church walls
Students from Catholic schools across Scotland gathered at the Xaverian Missionaries Conforti Centre in Coatbridge for a unique learning experience. 'Beyond the Walls' bought together eight of Scotland's leading lay-apostolate organisations to explore the life and mission of the Church taking place 'beyond the walls of chapels and churches'. Learn more.

Young Catholics Today
What is it Like Being a Young Catholic in 2018? II The Irrationale Review
What is it Like Being a Young Catholic in 2018?

Catholic young adults are more devout, but also more stressed, than a decade ago. Click here for the latest research into the lives and faith of young Catholic adults. The report is accompanied by a valuable tool for applying the findings to your work with those you already reach, and in giving insights to reaching beyond this group.
Why we still need a synod on youth

We are facing a current crisis in the church. Only 14 percent of Catholic millennial young adults go to Mass every Sunday. Research indicates that most young people disaffiliate from the faith between the ages of 10 and 12. Learn more.

Young Catholics stay to fight for church reform in wake of scandals

With surveys that show increasing numbers of young people leaving the church, it would seem these recent revelations would be prompting an even greater exodus. But, surprisingly, young Catholics who spoke to NCR are not giving up.  Discover more.

What a Girl Thinks About Young People
Grace Bella-Kamara is a final year Law Student of the University of Makeni (Unimak). She is passionate about African Development and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this interview with Fr. Louis Bira, SX, in light of the coming synod of bishops in October, she gives her opinion about the current situation of the youth and describes her experience as a female student in Unimak.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On this Day of Prayer, I wish first to thank the Lord for the gift of our common home and for all those men and women of good will committed to protecting it. I am likewise grateful for the many projects aimed at promoting the study and the safeguarding of ecosystems, for the efforts being made to develop more sustainable agriculture and more responsible nutrition, and for the various educational, spiritual and liturgical initiatives that involve Christians throughout the world in the care of creation... Read more.

Peace & Justice Matters!
Peaceful protest against Nuclear Weapons
NAE NUKES ANYWHERE! International Rally at Faslane 22nd September. Learn more. Connect on Facebook.

Human Rights Exhibition
Venice, images for human rights on show. See more.
The global ways of white supremacy
White supremacy has never operated in isolation. While it has always asserted its malevolence in local and national politics, it has consistently relied on an international receptivity and interdependence, whether formal or informal. Learn more.

United Nations' International Days for September
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Global  Unity and the International Day of Peace

"Together we want to celebrate the 11 Days of Global Unity. It's time for us to realize that we are a part of all the suffering in the world-those who are hungry and starving, all those animals that face extinction. Then we begin to make the change from "I' to "We."  It's WE, WE, The World.  It's us together.  Because it is when we all get together that we will the changes we must make. We are the World."   ~Jane Goodall, primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace 

While there continues to be so much large scale global violence there are a great many efforts being made to initiate pace as we move towards the September 21st, International Day of Peace.

Fr. Rocco on the radio "'People take stands on issues...from where they sit!'" This little phrase opened a whole world of meaning for me at a very dark and confusing time in my life. It gave me permission to speak my truth to many who found what I had to say challenging,.." Read more of the reflection of Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX in the Summer/Falll edition of the Pax Christi Massachusetts newsletter.

St. Peter Claver: Patron of Seafarers

Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has produced a booklet about St Peter Claver (1581-1654), patron Saint of seafarers, and a major inspiration to the charity. Learn more.  Xaverian Missionaries have crossed the seven seas spreading the Good News of God's love.  Join them!

Considering a vocation?  Contact Fr. Rocco Puopolo SX  For more information about the the Xaverian Missionaries.

Pope Francis in Ireland
Addresses of the Holy Father Pope Francis, and other keys texts, delivered during his 25 - 26 August 2018 visit to Ireland

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Pope Francis visits Ireland
Pope Francis visits Ireland

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