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Orientale Lumen, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (Light of the East) - May 2, 1995

Paterna Caritas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On Reunion with Rome of the Church in Armenia) - July 25, 1888

Orientalium Dignitas, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Dignity of the Eastern Churches) - November 30, 1894

Christi Nomen, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII (On the Propagation of the Faith & the Eastern Churches) - December 24, 1894

Ecclesiam Dei [in Latin], Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the 300th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Josaphat) [in English] - November 12, 1923

Rerum Orientalium, Encyclical of Pope Pius XI (On the Study of the Things of the East) - September 8, 1928

Orientalis Ecclesiae, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 1500th Anniversary of the Transitus of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria) - April 9, 1944

Orientales Omnes Ecclesias, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On the 350th Anniversary of the Reunion of the Ruthenian Church with the Apostolic See) - December 23, 1945

Meminisse Iuvat, Encyclical of Pope Pius XII (On prayers and other helps for the Church persecuted in Eastern & Oriental lands) - July 14, 1958

Orientalum Ecclesiarum, Decree of Pope Paul VI (On the Catholic Churches of the East) - November 21, 1964

First Rendering Thanks to God, Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II (On the 350th Anniversary of the Union of Uzhorod) - April 18, 1996

Other Links

The Baraki Family blog general appeal for Assefa

The Baraki Family blog kidney transplant fund

Will the real Lady of Fatima please stand up.

It takes a red-blooded, real Apostle to preach this part of the Gospel to Muslims. (more…)

Sister Bisirat’s letter

Read the full exchange here.

Here follows Sister Bisirat Misgina’s moving letter e-mailed (more…)

Priest’s Mother dying – for want of antibiotics

Can you pitch in to help, for the love of Christ?

And one of his Priests?

For his dying Mother?

Click here to read Father’s desperate appeal here for simple medical treatments and antibiotics to spare her earthly life. (more…)

His kingdom, and their education, for a sip of water.

“And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Mt. x:24

“The name of the disciple” in this case is (more…)

How much worse are the conditions in Irob than Sister Bisirat describes in her letter?

Much worse.

(Read Sister’s full letter, here.)

For starters, the most basic natural need of the children the Sisters teach is (more…)

America the beautiful, besmirched by violence & lies

Now that the U.S. government’s Supreme Court has issued a decree coercing (more…)

From the East, he taught the West. Time to learn the lesson?

The message, delivered now 37 years ago, is still as fresh as a daisy, even if not always sweet, or its prospects altogether pretty.

Click here to read the text of Alexander Solzhenitysn’s Address to graduates at Harvard University, June 1978.

Get out your pen & copy-book, and take note.

Welcome, and get ready to “Look East” - to discover the Catholic Church of the East and its many treasures.

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Sharing the Pontiffs' “passionate longing that the full manifestation of the Church’s catholicity be restored to the Church and to the world”.
Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II, Light of the East, paragraph 1 – May 2, 1995

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