Cardinal Michael Czerny, SJ

Cardinal Michael Czerny S.J. was the Founding director of AJAN 2002-2010,  and is now Under-Secretary, Migrants and Refugees Section, https://migrants-refugees.va/


27 posts

    Recently, Cardinal Czerny - along with other Jesuits - was asked to write about courage. His article is today's post....

    "Martyrdom is the grace with which God seals and accepts a whole life of often ordinary, hidden commitment, service, and transforms it into the root meaning of the word “martyr”: - witness." ...

    "Pope Francis shows compassion for people’s real fears – and he includes the fears both of local communities and of migrants; the fears of one group should not be played off against the fears of another more vulnerable group."...

    "On 16 November 1989, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were assassinated on the campus of the University of Central America (UCA) in San Salvador, as ordered by the country’s High Command. "...

    "For the feast if St Ignatius last year, the Bishop of Oakland, Michael Barber S.J., invited me to preach the traditional sermon. The Mass took place in the magnificent Cathedral of Christ the Light. This beautiful ultra modern yet classical edifice is really worth beholding, via internet and especially in person. Here are some thoughts I shared:"...

    "In my new work with migrants and refugees, Pope Francis says each of us, individually and communally, is responsible to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate them. Don’t these four active verbs also apply to those with HIV or AIDS and their people, the infected and the affected?"...

    Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach S.J. was born in 1928, joined the Jesuits in 1948, was ordained in 1961, and served as Superior General from 1983-2008. After resigning, he returned to his beloved Lebanon and became assistant librarian at the Université de Saint-Joseph in Beirut, where he died on 26 November 2016, a few days short of his 88th birthday....

    In early August Fr Michael Czerny attended a two-day conference on disarmament and security sponsored by Religions for Peace at the United Nations University in Tokyo. The Diocese of Hiroshima's programme included a concelebrated Mass at the Cathedral on August 6th. Fr Michael was invited to deliver a message at the end of the liturgy....

    This post contains an excerpt from a Lisbon newspaper interview of Michael Czerny, SJ about the thousands migrating into Europe from Africa and the Middle East....

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