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Monthly message December
Art for meditation
December 8th , 2013, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary.Click here
Pope Francis: appeal for religious liberty in Middle EastClick here
A synopsis of the Catholic Womens League of Canada Convention
Read the message from President Betty Ann Brown Davidson
Fruits of Arlington, messengers of hope
I write of a WUCWO-inspired collaboration between a woman in Cameroon (Africa) and myself. We became acquainted at the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) 2006 General Assembly in Arlington, Virginia which was an effort for both of us to attend.
As International Concerns Chair for my Diocesan CCW it is a privilege to choose and present a particular global need to our membership for their support. I prayed that the Assembly would provide opportunity as I prepared to travel to Virginia. Our hotel was filled with 800 of the most beautifully diverse women I’d ever seen, the joy present was tangible.
The Jesuits: online courses for refugees
A big heart open to God : Pope's interview
Women of Wucwo, Sowers of Hope, Fr. Gerard Whelan SJ
The theme of the General Assembly of WUCWO in 2014 is “Women of WUCWO, Sowers of Hope.” This prompts me to reflect about just what hope is. For most of this reflection I turn to comments made by Pope Francis who speaks often on this theme. I see his comments as falling into two categories: first, that hope is a “theological virtue”; second, that hope in the next world involves a commitment to action in this one. To complete these reflections, I turn to Vatican II and explore what Our Lady teaches us about hope.
Pope's speech for the Marian days, Roma, October 12th, 2013
8th UNESCO Youth Forum: 45 action projects shortlisted for final selection
For the first time in its 12-year history, the outcomes of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum (29-31 October 2013) to be presented to the UNESCO General Conference (5-20 November 2013) will include, besides strategic recommendations, 15 youth-led action projects (3 projects per each of the 5 UNESCO regions). The deliberations of the independent international jury are over, and the short-list of 45 Action Projects that will be discussed at the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum is now available!
Charter of the Rights of the Family – 1983-2013
The Holy See at the 37th session of the General Conference
Here is our new Secretary General
María Lía Zervino
"Immigrants are not problems – they are persons, made in image and likeness of God"
Archbishop Thomas Wenski's key note address to World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. September 30, 2013.
FRANCIS CONVENES EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD ON THE FAMILY FOR OCTOBER 2014
Vatican City, 8 October 2013 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today announced that Holy Father Francis has convened the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be held in the Vatican from 5 to 19 October 2014, on the theme “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation”.
On 8 October the European Parliament will vote on the Report “Gendercide: the missing women?”. Whilst not legally binding, the report presents an opportunity to counteract prenatal sex selective practices such as infanticide and sex selective abortions.
Have you seen the new pictures in the Photo Gallery?
See the pictures of the Europe and North America Regional Conferences 2013
Pope invited to pray unceasingly for peace in Syria, Lebanon and the Middle East
Francis makes this call in the homily of Santa Marta
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Statement of Catholic-Inspired Organizations on Decent Work and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
As a contribution to the discussion of the post-2015 development framework, we, Catholic inspired organizations, re-affirm that the most effective route out of poverty and the ongoing global economic crisis is closely linked to the promotion of decent work and support for adequate social protection… To read more click here
Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders
The Permanent Mission of the Holy See in Geneva, Caritas lnternationalis, the International Catholic Migration Commission, and Jesuit Refugee Service jointly present for your consideration and action the document "Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders."
XX Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
WUCWO has sponsored a Declaration of the Civil Society on the Occasion of the XXth Anniversary of the International year of the Family (IYF) which will take place in 2014. The aim is that its contents become a part of a resolution adopted by the United Nations on the occasion of this anniversary. Politicians, academics, representatives of NGOs as well as individual citizens the world over are invited to sign it.
More information about the declaration and an online form to sign it can be found at http://www.family2014.org/declaration.php.