Faith on the Ward: Pastoral care and health workers

Faith on the Ward: Pastoral care and health workers

Alberto Cano Arenas, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles

From health care ministry to pastoral care with health care workers. The health professions, like so many other vocations, can be a privileged springboard and an open pathway to God. Doctors, psychologists, nurses and those involved in care reflect on the profound mystery of the human being who suffers and loves, resists and hopes, trusts and fights. They touch the very mystery of God, even if only for a moment.

Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions.

Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions.

Lisa Zengarini - Vatican News - Church Issues

Cardinal Nichols: Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions. As the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences holds a golden jubilee celebration in Rome, English Cardinal Vincent Nichols explains the organization's mission and how it can help rebuild Europe's Christian roots.

Commentary to the 1st Sunday in Advent – YearEAR C

Commentary to the 1st Sunday in Advent – YearEAR C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies

There is no condition of slavery from which the Lord cannot free us; there is no abyss of guilt from which He does not want to lift us up. He expects that we become aware of our condition and turn to him the words of the psalmist: "From the depths, I cry to you, O Lord." "I am sure: the Lord will fulfill the promises of good that he has made."

Diversity and Communion among the First Christians: The genesis of the New Testament

Diversity and Communion among the First Christians: The genesis of the New Testament

Marc Rastoin, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Church Issues

A considerable effort needs to be made to become immersed in the religious world of the first century. It involves dealing with a world very different from today, if only because the term “religion” did not always mean the same thing for people of that time as it does for people now. It was a world in which Christianity was a modest reality. The evangelical parable of the small seed that becomes a large tree is very suitable for describing the beginnings of Christianity.

It's high time Indian religious sisters broke their silence

It's high time Indian religious sisters broke their silence

Myron J. Pereira, Mumbai - UCANews - Religious

A recent report commissioned by the Conference of Religious Women in India, "It’s High Time, Women Religious speak up on Gender Justice in the Indian Church," edited by Hazel D’Lima, Cletus Zuzarte and Pallavi Xalxo, brings this out sharply. The hierarchy of the Church, the report says, is steeped in patriarchy. This contributes in no small way to its oppression of all women — but to religious sisters in particular. 

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