'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

'Monks have been involved in politics throughout history'

Margaret Hebblethwaite - The Tablet - Articles
“Monks have been involved in politics throughout history,” said Vázquez, in an interview with Religion Digital. “St Bernard, who is the teacher of the Cistercian order, was a man who always had a lot of interest in transforming the situation so that people’s lives should be improved, and I believe that this is the desire of a monk: the monastic life in reality is a school for connecting a person with his heart, with compassion; and, in some way, politics reminds us of this.” 
Commentary to the 6th Sunday of Easter – Year A –

Commentary to the 6th Sunday of Easter – Year A –

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

Jesus promised not to leave them alone, without protection and guidance. He said that he will pray to the Father, and he will “send the other Paraclete” who will always be with them (v. 16). It is the promise of the gift of that Spirit that Jesus possesses in fullness (Lk 4:1,14,18) and will be infused into the disciples. Jesus clarifies (vv. 15,17) that the Spirit could be received only by those who are in accord with him, with his plans and his works of love. The world cannot receive it. 

The Church must be ready to change

The Church must be ready to change

The Tablet - 11 May 2017 - Articles

It is reasonable to interpret the natural world as a revelation of the divine – its very rationality in particular – but God’s Creation was not a scientific moment, and Br Consolmagno warns against treating it as such. Arguing from the Big Bang to theism, or indeed to intelligent design, is unsound. 

The Gift of Tongues

The Gift of Tongues

John Cosgrove - The Tablet - Articles

Unlocking the potential of pupils for whom English is not their first language is often a daunting challenge for teachers. But with care and good preparation, miracles can be achieved. Schools are under huge pressure from a dramatic rise in the number of children from European migrants’ families, official figures show, and many teachers feel unprepared to teach children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention

Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention

Bijay Kumar Minj - UCAN New Delhi - JPIC News

India's tribal Catholic bishops have sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure the rights of millions of tribal people. The memorandum signed by tribal bishops from six states said they were "saddened" by the policies of state governments that have trampled over tribal people's rights. They want the president "to protect the land, forest and socio-cultural rights of tribal people," the May 10 memorandum said.

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