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ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Tue, Aug 14th 2018

The believers’ reflection on the fate of Mary after death continued to grow over the centuries. It led to the belief in her assumption and, on 1 November 1950, to the papal definition: “The Immaculate Conception Mother of God ever Virgin, finished the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” What does this dogma mean? 

The Power of a Compliment

The Power of a Compliment

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Tue, Aug 14th 2018

We don’t live on bread alone. Jesus told us that. Our soul too needs to be fed and its food is affirmation, recognition, and blessing. Every one of us needs to be healthily affirmed when we do something well so as to have resources within us with which to affirm others.

Death of atheist Indian politician saddens church people

Death of atheist Indian politician saddens church people

ucanews.com reporter, Chennai - Church News, Sun, Aug 12th 2018

Five-time Tamil Nadu chief minister was a champion of religious minorities and oppressed groups. Church leaders in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have expressed condolences at the death of Muthuvel Karunanidhi, a five-time state chief minister who supported freedom of religion despite being an atheist.

 
Goa still a 'battery' of Catholicism for Asia

Goa still a 'battery' of Catholicism for Asia

Bosco de Souza - UCAN - Church Issues, Fri, Aug 17th 2018

Former Portuguese colony, like Kerala, keeps exporting prelates to keep faith strong in region, other countries. Goa, a former Portuguese colony that now ranks as having one of the most famous beaches in India, is continuing to promote Christianity in Asia as part of its colonial legacy, according to former Archbishop Raul Gonsalves.

Portrait of Pope Francis: Wim Wenders' camera reveals an attractive character

Portrait of Pope Francis: Wim Wenders' camera reveals an attractive character

Catherine Pepinster - The Tablet - Film Review, Sun, Aug 19th 2018

The documentary mostly consists of knitting together existing Vatican footage of the Pope with shots of him talking directly to camera, as if he is looking the cinemagoer in the eye. It’s a simple but fetching technique. But for those who know little about Francis’ background – his migrant Italian family or his time as a sometimes controversial leader of the Jesuits in Argentina – or about the Catholic Church, there is little effort to fill in the gaps.

Pope Francis, the catechism and the death penalty debate

Pope Francis, the catechism and the death penalty debate

Anna Rowlands - The Tablet - Church Issues, Tue, Aug 21st 2018

In a statement issued to time with the feast day of the moral theologian and legal thinker St Alphonsus Liguori, Pope Francis has approved a change to the catechism that declares the death penalty "inadmissible". He makes his argument based on three grounds: - - -