Commentary to the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time –Year C

Commentary to the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time –Year C

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Prayer must not be a way to force God to do our will. Why are we invited to turn to him with insistence? What is the meaning of prayer? To these questions, Jesus responds today with a parable (vv. 1-5) and with application to the life of the community (vv. 6-8). The parable starts with the presentation of personages.

The Arrival of Refugees, Old and New

The Arrival of Refugees, Old and New

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

The religious congregation to which I belong, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, has had a long relationship with the indigenous peoples of North America. Admittedly it hasn’t always been without its shortcomings on our side, but it has been a sustained one, constant through more than one hundred and fifty years. I write this out of the archives of that history.

Vietnam’s largest pastoral center inaugurated

Vietnam’s largest pastoral center inaugurated

ucanews reporter, Hai Phong - Vietnam - Activities

A centuries-old diocese in northern Vietnam that has suffered much religious persecution has officially opened its first pastoral center to meet religious needs for local Catholics. The newly built Pastoral Center of Hai Phong Diocese was formally inaugurated on Oct. 4 by Archbishop Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam.

Pope Francis steps up his campaign for immigrants

Pope Francis steps up his campaign for immigrants

Robert Mickens, Rome - La Croix International - Development

"Xenophobia and aporophobia today are part of a populist mentality that leaves no sovereignty to the people. Xenophobia destroys the unity of a people, even that of the people of God." No one who has been following the activities of Pope Francis these past six or so years will be surprised by this condemnation of distain for foreigners and the poor.

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