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Commentary to the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Commentary to the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, Feb 16th 2019

Those who has the money to invest, do not rely on the first sales pitch that is on the street. He asks for information, seeks advice from some experts, checks which actions are down and which are rising, which gives major reliability and which are on sale. Only at the end, after careful consideration, he chooses what to buy. Our life is a precious capital that God has placed in our hands and must be productive. What are the values at play? What are the actions that will bump up the capital?

Pope Francis in UAE: 'Look at how Jesus lived'

Pope Francis in UAE: 'Look at how Jesus lived'

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Ecumenism, Tue, Feb 12th 2019

Pope Francis completed his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates by celebrating an historic public Mass in Abu Dhabi.The Mass marked the end of a visit remarkable in its frequent affirmation of fraternity between Christianity and Islam.

Ecumenism - Tha Path Forward

Ecumenism - Tha Path Forward

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Tue, Feb 12th 2019

I was very blessed during my theological formation to have had the privilege of taking classes from two very renowned Catholic scholars, Avery Dulles and Raymond E. Brown. The former was an ecclesiologist whose books often became textbooks which were prescribed reading in seminaries and theology schools. The latter was a scripture scholar whose scholarship stands out, almost singularly, still nearly 30 years after his death.

Cardinal says new 'season' could come after abuse crisis

Cardinal says new 'season' could come after abuse crisis

Rhina Guidos, CNS - The Tablet - Articles, Sun, Feb 17th 2019

The crisis is of great importance and bishops should think about those in pews who are "gradually falling away." "We need to understand people's love for the church is greatly affected," he said. "We better fix it or we’re going to lose the next generation of Catholics."

Japan ready to welcome a missionary of peace

Japan ready to welcome a missionary of peace

Kagefumi Ueno, Tokyo-UCAN - Activities, Fri, Feb 15th 2019

The pope has made unstinting efforts over the past six years to shorten the moral distance between the Vatican and Asia. His visit to Japan will be made in such a context... As a young priest, Francis was keen to go to Japan to pursue missionary work. His application was, however, turned down because of his poor health. He may still have a special feeling for Japan which might have prodded him toward making his visit.

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

Celibacy - A Personal Apology

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Mon, Feb 18th 2019

As a vowed, religious celibate I’m very conscious that today celibacy, whether lived out in a religious commitment or in other circumstances, is suspect, under siege, and is offering too little by way of a helpful apologia to its critics.