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Democratic Republic of Congo – Construction of a chapel in Murhala

By ACN International, Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin Murhala is a small and dynamically growing town, just 100 yards from the National Highway linking Bukavu, the capital of the South Kivu region, with Goma. Of the current population of 13,000 people, some 9000 are Catholics. Every morning at six o’clock a large group of the […]

ANNUAL REPORT 2012

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release A record year for ACN – Over 117 million dollars raised for 5,600 projects in 140 countries Montreal, Thursday June 20, 2013 – For the first time since it was founded, the international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has recorded donations in excess of $117 […]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Help for the formation of 89 seminarians

By ACN International Since 1996 the bloody fighting, especially in the Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has claimed over 5 million lives. Unimaginably brutal massacres, mass rape, arson, abductions and wholesale lootings continue to this day. This conflict, it is claimed, has cost more human lives than any other […]

Canada – Over one million dollars in support of various projects

Robert Lalonde, ACN Canada Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, Thursday June 20, 2013 – In 2013, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Canada, supported various projects around the world with over one million dollars in donations. It is with a great deal of pride that Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of ACN Canada, acknowledges […]

Democratic Republic of Congo – Help for the formation seminarians

Since 1996 the bloody fighting, especially in the Kivu province in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has claimed over 5 million lives. Unimaginably brutal massacres, mass rape, arson, abductions and wholesale lootings continue to this day. This conflict, it is claimed, has cost more human lives than any other since the Second […]

India – “It is not the ‘I’ that matters, but the ‘We’.”

Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  Father Thomas Manjaly is from Kerala, found in southwest India. However, this Catholic priest lives and works in the northeast of the country in the Archdiocese of Shillong, about 4,000 km from his home. Following his ordination in 1971, he worked in a parish […]

Madagascar The Catholic Church amid Poverty and Political and Moral Chaos

By Marta Petrosillo “In some areas the Malagasies live in miserable conditions, despite the oil, gold and diamonds.” Bishop Rosario Vella, speaking to Aid to the Church in Need says that the Church in Madagascar is suffering- “It is a poor Church for poor people.” The Bishop, who is from Sicily, is the first Salesian […]

IFHIM conclusion -THE SOUNDS OF SENEGAL

To bring our video presentations from the En Route Towards Peace evening, organized by the students of IFHIM – l’Institut de formation humaine intégrale de Montréal,to a close, we would like to invite you to listen to this version of the Hail Mary, sung in Senegalese. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcP932pXi0U&w=560&h=315] We hope these inspirational videos held your […]

IFHIM “LA CADENA”

After being greeted with two liturgical songs, let us today go with something more festive! A Latino dance called La cadena, which speaks about building a bridge of Peace (music by Rafaël Manzanares Aguilar). [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NVl41Y_ei8&w=420&h=315] Not to miss! Tomorrow’s conclusion of this series of dances and song from the students at IFHIM – with […]

IFHIM – Liturgical Song 2

Today we have the pleasure of offering you a second liturgical song entitled Have No Fear ( text according to Isaiah 43, musical arrangement by Jean- Jean-Baptiste Sarton du Jonchay). Ne crains pas je suis ton Dieu C’est moi qui t’ai choisi, appelé par ton nom. Tu as du prix à mes yeux et je […]