Commentary on the Readings: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Commentary on the Readings: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Today there are believers, people in the Church, who fulfill all religious practices, but at the same time worship their bank account, social position, honorary titles, career, power and their ambitions. They have indeed a “divided heart”; they do not love with all their heart, as Jesus claims.

St. Anthony Mary Claret: Born to Evangelize

St. Anthony Mary Claret: Born to Evangelize

claret.org - Claret

 Biography of St. Antony Mary Claret, Founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Claretian Missionaries.Antonio Claret and Clará was born in Sallent (Barcelona), about 15 km from Manresa, on December 23, 1807, in a deeply Christian family. Two days later, on the feast of the Nativity of the Lord, his parents, Juan and Josefa, have him baptized in the parish church of Santa Maria.

Vatican reaches new agreement with China

Vatican reaches new agreement with China

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Church Issues

The Holy See and China have renewed their deal over the appointment of bishops for a further two years. In a statement, the Vatican explained that “both parties agreed to extend the experimental implementation phase of the Provisional Agreement” which was signed in Beijing and came into effect on 22 October 2018.

Jesuits worldwide protest against imprisonment of elderly priest.

Jesuits worldwide protest against imprisonment of elderly priest.

Ruth Gledhill - The Tablet - Activities

Jesuits worldwide are mobilising in protest after an 84-year-old Jesuit priest and human rights activist was arrested in India accused of terrorist links. Fr Stan Swamy SJ, a prominent and popular human rights activist, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency for alleged Maoist links on October 8.

Pope Francis' New Enclyclical

Pope Francis' New Enclyclical

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

On October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis released a new encyclical entitled, Fratelli Tutti – On Fraternity and Social Friendship. It can appear a rather depressing read because of its searing realism, except it plays the long game of Christian hope. 

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