IFHIM Choir – Liturgical Dance

Now that you have become acquainted with IFHIM’s Student Choir by listening to their interpretation of the Prayer of Saint Francis – we would like you to see a dance offered by some of the African sisters from the institute and interpreted to a musical piece sung by the same choir entitled: MAGNIFICAT MÉSI BONDYE . […]


In yesterday’s article titled The Builders of Bridges, we summarized what took place at the evening of peace and gratitude, organize by the students of l’Institut de formation humaine intégrale de Montréal (IFHIM). In this article, we told you about a choir whose song was the Prayer of Saint Francis, sung in the Portuguese language.  […]

The Builders of Bridges for Peace

On April 6th, I had the privilege of attending an evening performance expressing the peace and gratitude of the students from l’Institut de fomation humaine integrale de Montréal (IFHIM) (Institute of Human Integral Training) to all of their benefactors, of whom you are included.  This week we would like to offer you this article about the evening […]

Brazil – Thanks to you, we were able to help!

  Help for the training of seminarians  Thanks to the generosity of ACN’s benefactors, eight seminarians from the diocese of Santarém are able to continue their studies. “The fact that we can count on such people who help us so generously, without expecting anything from us, fills me with great joy,” writes one seminarian. “I […]

One million more YOUCATs for World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil

Reinhard Backes, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada  In preparation for the World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s dioceses and new Catholic movements are given a million additional copies of YOUCAT, the new youth catechism published by the universal Catholic Church. Jacinto Bergmann, Archbishop of Pelotas, chair of the […]

Egypt – Serious allegations following unrest in Cairo: “Police protected the attackers”

PRESS RELEASE By Oliver Maksan, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, April 17, 2013 – Following attacks on a Christian funeral service in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, representatives of the Catholic Church in Egypt have made serious allegations against the authorities. Father Rafik Greiche, media spokesman of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, […]

Sowing the Word in Brazil’s rough interior

by Rodrigo Arantes, ACN Brazil Luiz Gonzaga, a Brazilian musical icon, was born in a rough, rural area in the state of Pernambuco in north-eastern Brazil. He became famous in Rio de Janeiro. After 16 years, during which he never visited his parents, he returned one night to the north-east. He himself describes how he […]

Brazil: Reasons for the Church to hope despite persistent difficulties

by Rafael Tavares, ACN Brazil Adapted by ACN Canada Analysing the reality of Catholicism in Brazil is not an easy task. The country has the third largest episcopate in the world and globally it is the nation with the most Catholics. However, the profile of Brazilian Catholics is now extraordinarily varied. For some the panorama […]

Brazil – Hope reaches beyond simple figures

By Rafael Tavares, ACN Brazil Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Both the results of the last census conducted by the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 2010 and the recent research work of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), renowned in the field of Brazilian history and sociology, have indicated a fall in […]