Spring 1989

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Our World
Stories and events from around the world of CNEWA.

On Carrying a Cross: A Reflection for Lent
Text from a speech by His Eminence, D. Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches.
Text from a speech by His Eminence, D. Simon Cardinal Lourdusamy; Photographs of Scenes of Holy Week in Jerusalem by Paul Souders

True to Themselves, Building on Their Faith
Coptic Catholics might be a minority anywhere, but they know themselves and fervently express their faith through their communities.
by Thomas Riley

Working Hard to Build Community
The lay men and women of this parish brought it to life and sustain it. In turn, it enlivens and sustains them.
text and photos by Joan Tedeschi

One Man’s Way of Peace in Lebanon
Retreating to a life of prayer in Lebanon also means being a missionary. At least Pere Antonious can still insist that his picture not be taken.
text and photos by Marilyn Raschka

The Ruined House of Ephesus
Saint Paul wrote to the Ephesians that “you too, in him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit” (2:22). That community is gone, and his message seems a distant echo.
text and photos by Gerald Ring

The Most Sacred Treasure
Statement of the Papal Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, regarding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, November 15, 1988.
by His Excellency, Archbishop Renato R. Martino

Reaching Out to Neighbors
An update on the activities at Maison du Sacre Coeur in Haifa.
by Katerina Katsarka Whitley

Three Sisters’ Ministry of Hospitality
An update on support given to the displaced of Dbayeh Camp in Lebanon.
by Michael Healy

Armenia, Tried and True
Thoughts on our brothers and sisters in that struggling country.
by Msgr. Robert L. Stern