Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

Julius Probst - The Conversation - Articles

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is becoming a much better place, but they actually even think the opposite. This is no wonder, when the news focuses on reporting catastrophes, terrorist attacks, wars and famines.

Wendy Beckett - RIP

Wendy Beckett - RIP

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Religious

On December 26th, 2018, the family of art and the family of faith lost a cherished member. Sr. Wendy Beckett, aged 88, famed art critic, committed woman of faith, and nurturing friend to many, died.

Commentary to the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Commentary to the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Various symbols are used in the Bible to describe God’s love for his people. He is the liberator, ally, King, pastor … The prophet Hosea introduces another image—the most expressive of all—that of matrimony: the Lord is the bridegroom, his bride is Israel. The Israelites took a bit of time to apply it to their God (and the same happened to the image of “father”) 

Survivor of Chinese prisons celebrates priestly ordination

Survivor of Chinese prisons celebrates priestly ordination

Margarita Chen, Taipei - UCAN - Reporters

A Jesuit priest imprisoned for more than two decades in China has celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination. Father Matthew Chu Li-teh, SJ, 85, celebrated his silver jubilee with a Mass at Kuting Sacred Heart Church, Taipei, on Jan. 9.

Ecological conversion: Greening the Christian heart

Ecological conversion: Greening the Christian heart

Brother William Ng OFM - UCAN - World Issues

Respect for the environment should take center stage in 2019 to change ideas about the proper use of the Earth's resources. So, the ecological crisis summons all Christians to a profound interior conversion. The result of an ecological conversion means that the Christian encounter with Jesus Christ becomes evident in the relationship with the world around us.

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