Church finances - peril and possibility

Church finances - peril and possibility

Catherine Pepinster - The Tablet - Activities

The pandemic is having a devastating impact on the Church’s income, and at a time of urgent need, influential voices are concerned about the looming crisis. It has been a year unlike any other. But this Easter Sunday, Catholics will be feeling a degree of relief: not only that coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out and the end of lockdown is in sight, but also that they can go to Mass.

The Power of Beauty

The Power of Beauty

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

 The world will be saved by beauty!  Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that, Dorothy Day quoted it, and centuries before Jesus, Confucius made it central to his pedagogy. They were on to something. Beauty is a special language that cuts through and sidelines all the things that divide us – history, race, language, creed, ideology, politics, economic disparity, gender, sexual identity, and personal wounds.

The Ministry of Women in the Liturgy: ‘Sound Tradition’ and ‘Legitimate Progress’

The Ministry of Women in the Liturgy: ‘Sound Tradition’ and ‘Legitimate Progress’

Cesare Giraudo, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Church Issues

On the occasion of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis promulgated a document by which he recognized the possibility for women to exercise the instituted ministries of lector and acolyte. It is well known that earlier legislation, established by Paul VI with a similar measure, reserved these ministries to male laity.

Commentary to the 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER – YEAR ABC

Commentary to the 2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER – YEAR ABC

Fernando Armellini - Homilies

This was the manifestation of the Lord to the disciples gathered on Easter night. Thomas  was missing. Eight days later, therefore, on the Lord's day, Sunday, When the community  gathered, Thomas was also there. “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail  marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” 

The Cosmic Dimension of the Resurrection

The Cosmic Dimension of the Resurrection

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was once asked by a critic: “What are you trying to do? Why all this talk about atoms and molecules when you are speaking about Jesus Christ?”  His answer: I am trying to formulate a Christology large enough to incorporate Christ because Christ is not just an anthropological event but a cosmic phenomenon as well.

 

 

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