Commentary to the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 11, 2018 – Year B

Commentary to the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 11, 2018 – Year B

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Even one who is poor, like the widow in today’s Gospel, is called to give everything. There is no one so poor that they don’t have something to offer, and no one so rich that they don’t need to receive from others. God has lavished gifts on his children, following the example of the Father who is in heaven, they do not retain them for themselves but put them at the disposal of others.

My Father was a Stranger: Biblical Teaching on Migrants

My Father was a Stranger: Biblical Teaching on Migrants

Pietro Bovati, SJ - La Civilta Cattolica - JPIC News

Looking back at the past, we acknowledge that there is nearly no region or nation which, in its history, has not seen the immigration of people moving though in caravans or even entire ethnic populations arriving with the intention to settle in lands distant from their homeland, considering them oases of refuge.

Combating a cycle of despair

Combating a cycle of despair

Ruth Gledhill - The Tablet - JPIC News

A young girl, almost as soon as she is old enough to walk, goes out to work in the fields with her mother and sibling. It is unrelentingly hot and the work is grindingly monotonous. In tilling and hoeing a small patch of unforgiving land, the family expend more calories than they will ever gain back from any produce they manage to grow.

Faith and Levity

Faith and Levity

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

Shusaku Endo, the Japanese author of the classic novel, Silence (upon which Martin Scorsese based his movie) was a Catholic who didn’t always find his native land, Japan, sympathetic to his faith. He was misunderstood but kept his balance and good heart by placing a high value on levity.

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