Commentary to the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Commentary to the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Fr. Fernando Armellini - http://bibleclaret.org - Homilies

The certainty of the Ascension reverses the perspective. While the years pass, the Christian is satisfied because he sees the days of a definitive encounter with Christ coming soon. He is happy to have lived, does not envy the young ones and looks at them with tenderness. "The Sufferings of this present time are not worth compared to the future glory that will be revealed in us"

Plan for laypeople to lead parishes

Plan for laypeople to lead parishes

Christa Pongratz-Lippitt - La Croix International - Church Issues
Parish clustering is no answer to priest shortage, says German Cardinal Reinard Marx, a top aide and advisor to Pope Francis. Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced plans to allow laypeople in his Archdiocese of Munich to lead parishes where there are no priests.
Philippine ban on rosaries in vehicles draws ire

Philippine ban on rosaries in vehicles draws ire

UCA News - Activities

"The LTFRB is absolutely missing the point by prohibiting the display of small religious images in cars," said Father Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' permanent committee on public affairs.

Restoring Europe’s credibility

Restoring Europe’s credibility

Céline Schoen - La Croix International - World Issues
In Brussels, French President Emmanuel Macron is seen as the embodiment of a new dynamism, able to carry out long-term projects, such as reform of the Eurozone. During his first meeting with Angela Merkel on Monday evening, the German Chancellor did not rule out “changing the treaties if that made sense". 
 Jesuits sell prime London Heythrop site to a developer

Jesuits sell prime London Heythrop site to a developer

Carina Murphy - The Tablet - Activities

Heythrop College, the 400-year-old Jesuit-run institution in London which specialises in theology and philosophy, has been sold. The Society of Jesus this week confirmed the sale of the premises and the 2.7 acre site in Kensington Square, West London to property developer Jonathan Sanderson, reportedly for over £100 million. 

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