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Commentary on the Readings: Feast of the Holy Trinity – June 16, 2019

Commentary on the Readings: Feast of the Holy Trinity – June 16, 2019

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Fri, Jun 14th 2019

Christians celebrate today the specific aspect of their faith: they believe in a Triune God. They believe that God is the Father who created the universe and directs it with wisdom and love; They believe that he did not remain in heaven, but in his image, the Son, he came to become one of us; they believe that he accomplishes his plan of love with his power, with his Spirit.

Preaching the truth is not enough, media-savvy priest says

Preaching the truth is not enough, media-savvy priest says

Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka - UCAN - Activities, Sun, Jun 9th 2019
A prominent Catholic media expert has called on Catholics to become "modern missionaries" by "proclaiming truth and the Good News" through the media armed with both "knowledge and commitment." 
They should learn to utilize the media by following Jesus' advise to be "Simple as a dove but cunning as a serpent," said Father Raymond Ambroise.
Faith, Fear and Death

Faith, Fear and Death

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Tue, Jun 11th 2019

A common soldier dies without fear; Jesus died afraid. Iris Murdoch wrote those words which, I believe, help expose an over-simplistic notion we have of how faith reacts in the face of death.

New blow to Steve Bannon's plans for monastery

New blow to Steve Bannon's plans for monastery

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Activities, Wed, Jun 12th 2019

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist plans to convert the former Carthusian monastery of Trisulti, near Frosinone, 47 miles south-east of Rome, into an academy for defenders of Judaeo-Christian values.

Francis approves revised translation of Italian Missal

Francis approves revised translation of Italian Missal

La Croix International staff - Vatican City - Activities, Tue, Jun 11th 2019

According to the new translation, the Lord's Prayer will no longer say "and lead us not into temptation" but will become "do not let us fall/be abandoned into temptation." The Holy See no longer gives a recognitio by which it approves vernacular translations; it now gives a confirmatio that confirms decisions made by the bishops' conferences.

Europe must rediscover 'its own identity, its own unity', says Pope Francis.

Europe must rediscover 'its own identity, its own unity', says Pope Francis.

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Activities, Thu, Jun 13th 2019

Speaking on the Papal plane returning from Romania to Rome, the Pope pointed out that the global financial system, which leaves many young people unemployed and others discarded, makes it difficult for individual countries to solve problems alone. Solidarity, where poorer countries received support from wealthier ones, is vital for the common good.

Mass held after Hong Kong protest turns violent

Mass held after Hong Kong protest turns violent

ucanews.com reporter - Hong Kong - Activities, Fri, Jun 14th 2019

The Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong, which comprises representatives of the Catholic Church, Protestant Church, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Confucius, also released a statement calling on the government and the public to seek a solution in a restrained and peaceful manner.

The European and American Catholic divide

The European and American Catholic divide

Massimo Faggioli - La Croix International - Church Issues, Sat, Jun 15th 2019

The anti-European sentiment running in the veins of the U.S. Catholic hard right has put Trump's "Make America great again" on the geopolitical map of the Church. Trumpism has penetrated the body of American Christianity and that means the future of the global Catholic community is now an open question.

Mystery of the Trinity

Mystery of the Trinity

Dominique Pierre - La Croix International - Articles, Mon, Jun 17th 2019

Famous icon poignantly symbolizes the relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Russian painter Andrei Rublev's 'The Hospitality of Abraham' icon from the 15th century has long been perceived as an evocation of the Trinity.Three characters are sitting around three sides of a table, leaving open the symbolic possibility of the viewer joining them.

Taiwan stands up to big brother China

Taiwan stands up to big brother China

Benedict Rogers - UCAN - World Issues, Sun, Jun 16th 2019

Taiwan is clearly stepping up its efforts not only to defend its own freedoms but also to promote democracy and human rights, including religious freedom, around the world. For a small island nation already vulnerable to pressure and intimidation from China, this is a bold move. It deserves support and encouragement in this quest.