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Like water on stone: Asian women's strategies for peace

Like water on stone: Asian women's strategies for peace

HUA HIN, Thailand - An Asian women theologians' conference held recently in Thailand explored how women, through purposeful and sustained action, can bring about peace in situations of conflict. Twenty-eight women theologians from 11 Asian countries and two collaborators from the West gathered in Hua Hin, Thailand, Aug. 26-30 to discuss "Practicing Peace: Toward an Asian Feminist Theology of Liberation." Gemma Tulud Cruz, 39, a Filipino theologian who is currently a visiting assistant professor in the Catholic Studies program at DePaul University in Chicago, the United States, attended the meeting. In the following commentary, she shares the insights of participants of how women bring a much-needed "soft power" in a world defined by aggression: In recognition of the fact that our world is increasingly marked by violence and conflict, over two dozen Asian women theologians recently gathered in Thailand.

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Pope calls Priests to Love Mary and Grow in Holiness

Pope calls Priests to Love Mary and Grow in Holiness

CASTEL GANDOLFO (AsiaNews) - There is a deep relationship, "a nexus" between the Jesus' Mother and the priesthood, between Mary and all the priests who, like St. John, "are called to accept her into their home," which means "make her part of the dynamism of their entire existence, in all that constitutes the horizon of their apostolate."

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Catholic Bishops of Vietnam begin Ad Limina to the Holy See - The situation of the Catholic Church in Vietnam

Catholic Bishops of Vietnam begin Ad Limina to the Holy See - The situation of the Catholic Church in Vietnam

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On the occasion of the Ad Limina Apostolorum Visit of the Bishops of Vietnam, 22 June, Fides will publish information on the life of the local Catholic Church, other religions present, the economy and society.

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