Action versus contemplation: an eternal tension

Action versus contemplation: an eternal tension

François Picart - The Croix International - Homilies

The temptation could be to oppose the sisters Martha and Mary, in the same way as we sometimes place the "spiritual" and the "temporal" in opposition, or the "active life" and "contemplative life", or even "the word" versus "acts".eflection for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The radical theological vision of Pope Francis

The radical theological vision of Pope Francis

Robert Mickens, Rome - La Croix International - Church Issues

In part, the piece tried to show how the pope is seeking to unite all of humanity – especially people of the various faiths – in contrast to those who are deliberately manipulating religion to sow division.

Commentary to the16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 21, 2019

Commentary to the16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 21, 2019

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Today we find Jesus in the house of two sisters. Martha, the oldest, puts herself to work immediately. Her feminine sensibility suggests that a glass of good wine and a plate of tasty meat, served with kindness, show more affection than any talk for a person. Mary, the youngest, instead of working in the kitchen, prefers to stay seated to listen to Jesus.

Catholic musical tells life of China missionary saint

Catholic musical tells life of China missionary saint

ucanews.com reporter - Hong Kong - Activities

A video of a musical depicting the history of the first saint to have been based in Hong Kong is now available online with new subtitles in a bid to reach a broader audience. The video of St. Joseph Freinademetz: The First Saint to Ever Serve in Hong Kong can now be watched via YouTube.

Need - Particular Kinds of Saints

Need - Particular Kinds of Saints

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

Simone Weil once commented that it’s not enough today to be merely a saint; rather “we must have the saintliness demanded by the present moment.” She’s surely right on that second premise; we need saints whose virtues speak to the times.

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