Commentary to the ASCENSION OF THE LORD – YEAR C

Commentary to the ASCENSION OF THE LORD – YEAR C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies

With the entry of Jesus into the glory of the Father, has anything changed on earth? Externally, nothing. People’s life continued to be the same as before: sowing and reaping, trading, building houses, traveling, weeping and celebrating, all as before. Even the apostles received no discount on the dramas and anguish experienced by other people. However, something incredibly new happened: a new light was cast on people's existence.

From Paul VI to Francis: Politics, Justice and Discernment 1971-2021

From Paul VI to Francis: Politics, Justice and Discernment 1971-2021

Ildefonso Camacho, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Church Issues

Two social documents of the Church turned 50 in 2021: Paul VI’s apostolic letter Octogesima Adveniens (OA) and the document Justice in the World (JW) from the World Synod of Bishops. While both deserve to be remembered for their intrinsic value, we do so especially in relation to Pope Francis and his notable theological-moral contributions.

Sinn Fein becomes largest party in Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein becomes largest party in Northern Ireland

Sarah Mac Donald - The Tablet - World News

Ahead of the vote, Northern Ireland’s bishops lamented that for many people the hope of a new era of equality and prosperity promised by the Belfast Agreement had failed to materialise. In a reflection, the bishops noted that Northern Ireland has “some of the highest levels of social inequality on these islands”, including some of the highest levels of child poverty, fuel poverty and an increasing number of ‘working poor’.

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles

 The excusable doesn’t need to be excused and the inexcusable cannot be excused. Michael Buckley wrote those words commenting on Peter’s triple betrayal of Jesus. Here’s the context. Peter had betrayed Jesus in his most needy hour, not out of malice, simply out of weakness. Now, facing Jesus for the first time since that betrayal, Peter is understandably uncomfortable. What do you say after betraying someone?

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