Commentary on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Commentary on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Today’s Gospel is made up of three parts. First of all, with a quotation from the prophet Isaiah, Jesus’ activity in Galilee is introduced (vv. 12-17). Then there is the vocation story of the first four disciples (vv. 18-22). Finally, the activity of Jesus is summed up in one sentence (v. 23). After the conclusion of John the Baptist’s mission, Jesus moved from Nazareth to Capernaum. It became the center of his activities for nearly three years.

Human Trafficking and the Dignity of Work

Human Trafficking and the Dignity of Work

Andrea Vicini, SJ - Brett O'Neill, SJ : La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles

The campaign against human trafficking is one of the most important and urgent global social responsibilities of our time. In order to deal with the exploitation and violence on which trafficking depends and which it promotes, it is necessary to examine the phenomenon of coercive labor and other dehumanizing working conditions.

The Little Way

The Little Way

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

Most of us have heard of St. Therese of Lisieux, a French mystic who died at age 24 in 1897 and who is perhaps the most popular saint of the last two centuries. She’s famous for many things, not least for a spirituality she called her “little way”.  What’s her “little way”?

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

Ellen Teague - The Tablet - Activities

Pax Christi, the UK branch of the international Catholic peace organisation, reports keen interest in this year’s Peace Sunday on 19 January, reporting that nearly 20,000 prayer cards have been sent out by request around England and Wales. Many Pax Christi members are giving talks in their parishes, providing bidding prayers, and supporting children's activities, such as decorating the Peacemaker greeting card.

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

Carlo Casalone, SJ - L aCiviltà Cattolica - Articles

Life must be protected throughout its entire development, and the Academy is urged to address the issues posed by global bioethics and technologies, proceeding with discernment and fostering dialogue in the plurality of scientific wisdom traditions, religious perspectives and worldviews.

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