Commentary to the Conversion of St Paul

Commentary to the Conversion of St Paul

Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Paul was determined “to arrest and bring to Jerusalem man or woman belonging to the Way” (Acts 9:2) when he walked toward Damascus. He was convinced of being on the right path, of walking the straight paths, those marked by the Torah and the sacred traditions of his people. Stubbornly anchored to his religious convictions, he was not even touched by the doubt that some of his ideas and some of his choices were to be called into question.

Commentary to the 3rd Sunday in ordinary time-Year C

Commentary to the 3rd Sunday in ordinary time-Year C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies

The word of God does not act magically. However, it is equipped with irresistible energy and, when it falls on fertile ground when accepted with faith, it produces extraordinary effects. “Truly blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it as well” (Lk 11:28). The privileged place for this hearing is the community meeting. On the ‘Day of the Lord,’ the Risen One addresses his word to the assembled community. 

Dust off your Bible

Dust off your Bible

William Grimm - UCA News - Church Issues

Catechisms and Canons are important, but they must be shaped by the Word of God, measured by the Word of God and in service to the Word of God. As Vatican 2 declared, “like the Christian religion itself, all the preaching of the Church must be nourished and regulated by Sacred Scripture.” In September 2019, the pope issued Aperuit illis, a motu proprio (a teaching on his own initiative) that declared “that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.”

Evangelization according to Saint Paul

Evangelization according to Saint Paul

Marc Rastoin, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Missions

Paul “the little one” became Paul “the great apostle,” the apostle par excellence. With all his intelligence, he announced Christ by means of powerful paradoxes: the Christ who, from being rich, became poor. Paul imitated him, setting aside all his human riches, family origins, education, money, to make himself a humble servant of all. He wanted to live what he preached. From being a Pharisee expert in the Scriptures, from being a Roman citizen and inhabitant of Tarsus, from being a proud Jew, he became a pagan with the pagans, a slave with the slaves.

Catholic religious question silence of Indian Church on violence

Catholic religious question silence of Indian Church on violence

UCA News reporter - JPIC News

Catholic Bishops' Conference of India urged to take up the issue of Christian persecution with PM Modi. A group of progressive Catholic religious in India have questioned the silence of the official Catholic Church over the continued violent attacks on Christians and other minority communities across the country. They want the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI) to take up the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure immediate action against the perpetrators of hate crimes against minorities.

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