The Dispelling of an Illusion

The Dispelling of an Illusion

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

We don’t much like the word disillusionment. Normally we think of it as a negative, something pejorative, and not as something that does us a favor. And yet disillusionment is a positive, it means the dispelling of an illusion and illusions, unless we need one as a temporary tonic, are not good for us. They keep us from the truth, from reality.

Isolated but not alone

Isolated but not alone

Sara Maitland - The Tablet - Activities

A writer who has lived alone and far from the nearest village for many years – and who has just turned 70 – has words of advice and encouragement for those who might feel frightened by the prospect of enforced solitude and silence.

Saint John Henry Newman: Faith, Holiness and Imagination

Saint John Henry Newman: Faith, Holiness and Imagination

Nicolas Steeves, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Ecumenism

Newman’s holiness calls for a “broadening of the mind,” a use of the imagination that is also truly Christian. It requires being imaginative. Newman’s holiness therefore comes into contact with our imagination at various levels. This article will try to briefly show some of them, to awaken today our faith in Christ.

Commentary on the Readings PALM SUNDAY - Year A

Commentary on the Readings PALM SUNDAY - Year A

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Today’s version of the passion being proposed to us is that of Matthew. In our comment, we will highlight only the characteristic aspects. The first and most important is that Matthew punctuates the whole story with repeated references to the fulfillment of the Scriptures.....

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Andrea Vicini, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - World Issues

In a more recent book, the medical doctor and anthropologist Paul Farmer[3] states that in the time of cholera there is also a need to critically question all the social, cultural and political conditions that characterize people’s lives and so should be an integral part of any intervention aimed at promoting health on the ground.

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