Statement of Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ on behalf of Pope Francis regarding the situation of Christians in Iraq

The Holy Father is following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from northern Iraq, which involve defenceless populations. Christian communities are particularly affected: a people fleeing from their villages because of the violence that rages in these days, wreaking havoc on the entire region. At the Angelus prayer on July 20th, Pope Francis […]

A note about the Aug. 10 U Matuna

A note about the Aug. 10 U Matuna

The Archdiocese of Agana ordered a second printing of the August 10 2014 issue of U Matuna Si Yu’os because of errors in the original print edition. Every effort was made to retrieve the old copies and corresponding bundles to parishes and Catholic organizations. Ninety nine percent of the old prints had been collected, though it is our understanding that a small number of copies had already been distributed. We apologize for the confusion. The official August 10, 2014 U Matuna Si Yu’os on record is the one which carries a Page 1 story of Pope Francis speaking about the family. The wrong edition which should be discounted is one which has a statement on finances on Page 1. Again, we offer our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.



In the July 27, 2014 issue of the U Matuna Si Yu’os, in a second reference to her name, Monsignor James L.G. Benavente’s mother was erroneously referred to as “Mrs. Leon Guerrero” instead of “Mrs. Benavente.” Ester Lujan Leon Guerrero Benavente is her full name. The U Matuna sincerely apologizes to Mrs. Benavente and Msgr. James for the error in the story of his 20th anniversary.

Register now for the Catechetical-Liturgical Conference

By U MATUNA SI YU’OS STAFF Registration is open for the fourth Archdiocesan Catechetical-Liturgical Conference (ACLC). The conference will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School in Sinajana. Thirteen breakout sessions will center around this year’s theme, “Receiving the Gift of God’s Forgiveness.”  Sessions include: Called to be Saints: Major […]

Like the Canaanite woman, we are called to have faith and humility

Sisters and Brothers: The Canaanite woman admits humbly that she has no right to immediate help. She agrees with Jesus’ comment on table fellowship, but turns it to her advantage: “Yes, Lord, you are correct. As a Gentile I acknowledge the rights and privileges of Israel. Yet, I hope some crumbs will fall from the […]