Higher education changed ‘forever’

Higher education changed ‘forever’

Liz Dodd - The Tablet - Activities

With all the major Catholic higher education institutions moving to online tuition, the new vice-chancellor of St Mary’s University, Anthony McClaran, warned that higher education could be changed forever by the pandemic.

Pope shares 'impatience' for Christian unity

Pope shares 'impatience' for Christian unity

Ruth Gledhill - The Tablet - Ecumenism

Pope Francis has said he shares the “impatience” of those eager to see full visible unity among the Christian churches. In a letter to Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, on the 25th anniversary the encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Pope Francis said St John Paul II had wanted the Church to be “ever mindful of the heartfelt prayer of her Teacher and Lord” that all may be one.

Digital Celebrations

Digital Celebrations

Nikolaas Sintobin, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Activities

With the advent of Covid-19, Facebook and similar digital platforms seem to have become liturgical spaces. Every kind of celebration is transmitted through them: “home-made” liturgies are held, retreat houses offer online activities, spiritual assistance is offered through a computer screen and so on.

The Marshall Plan: One way to deal with the coronavirus crisis

The Marshall Plan: One way to deal with the coronavirus crisis

Giovanni Sale, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - World Issues

This is what Pope Francis said in the Urbi et Orbi Easter Message, inviting Europe to give concrete proof of solidarity: “After the Second World War, this continent was able to rise again thanks to a concrete spirit of solidarity […]. It is more urgent than ever, especially in the present circumstances, that these rivalries do not regain force, but that all recognize themselves as part of a single family and support one another.” Today, the pope continued, “the European Union is presently facing an epochal challenge, on which will depend not only its own future but that of the whole world.”

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