2019

2019-04 PASCOA-EN

Exactly one year ago, it was March 14, 2014, we launched the homepage www.dehondocs.it: the online archive of the writings of Fr. Dehon. After years of developing its content, we were able to gradually publish the texts of Fr. Dehon, often accompanied by the image of the original manuscript. The list of published works on www.dehondocs.it is long: they include most of the books which were already published in the…
We are in the years of the centenary of World War I (1914-1918). For the Congregation those years were not only a threat to the life of many SCJs fighting on both sides of the front. The war was a threat to many projects, structures - and sometimes their end. The war had the potential to jeopardize the unity of the Congregation. During these years, the French founder Dehon is…
Fr. Virginio Bressanelli, out-going superior general, congratulates Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho on his election as general in 2003.    In May, 2003, Fr. José Ornelas Carvalho, SCJ, was elected to succeed Fr. Virginio Bressanelli (now bishop of Neuqún, Argentina) as Superior General of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. Twelve years later, Fr. Ornelas is preparing for his own successor.  From academics to administration When Fr. Ornelas was named provincial superior of the Portuguese Province in 2000, he was…
Pope Francis does not stop reminding us about the correct use of money because when money becomes an idol it takes charge of human choices. This can ruin the man and condemn him. It can make him a servant, willing to do anything until it ruins him. Corruption appears to be a chronic problem in society. Corruption refers to two specific offenses: corruption itself, i.e. when one offers money to…
In the past week a reference was made on the site www.dehondocs.it of the publication of the unpublished documents of Fr. Dehon. Currently you can find there the first of all the sermons which Dehon gave in the first years of his priesthood. One can count more than a hundred sermons, among which: the first homily preached in his hometown (La Capelle), the homily he gave on the first Christmas…