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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Andrea Vicini, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - World Issues, Fri, Apr 3rd 2020

In a more recent book, the medical doctor and anthropologist Paul Farmer[3] states that in the time of cholera there is also a need to critically question all the social, cultural and political conditions that characterize people’s lives and so should be an integral part of any intervention aimed at promoting health on the ground.

Commentary on the Readings PALM SUNDAY - Year A

Commentary on the Readings PALM SUNDAY - Year A

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, Apr 4th 2020

Today’s version of the passion being proposed to us is that of Matthew. In our comment, we will highlight only the characteristic aspects. The first and most important is that Matthew punctuates the whole story with repeated references to the fulfillment of the Scriptures.....

There Is Hunger In The World Today

There Is Hunger In The World Today

Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - World Issues, Tue, Mar 31st 2020

The famines of ancient Egypt are well known, the one that occurred in Rome in 5 BCE, those that decimated Europe in the Middle Ages,.. Recently, North Korea found itself unable to feed its population. It appears we are facing an endless problem, an endemic evil. Will humanity be able to heal this plague that has reappeared throughout history? What are its causes?

Women and Men in the Church

Women and Men in the Church

Federico Lombardi, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles, Thu, Apr 2nd 2020

We should be grateful to Anne-Marie Pelletier for her recent book L’Église, des femmes avec des hommes, which collects and develops several lines of reflection on the relationship between women and men in the Church that she had already initiated in previous writings.This issue is topical and of crucial importance.

Saint John Henry Newman: Faith, Holiness and Imagination

Saint John Henry Newman: Faith, Holiness and Imagination

Nicolas Steeves, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Ecumenism, Sun, Apr 5th 2020

Newman’s holiness calls for a “broadening of the mind,” a use of the imagination that is also truly Christian. It requires being imaginative. Newman’s holiness therefore comes into contact with our imagination at various levels. This article will try to briefly show some of them, to awaken today our faith in Christ.

Isolated but not alone

Isolated but not alone

Sara Maitland - The Tablet - Activities, Mon, Apr 6th 2020

A writer who has lived alone and far from the nearest village for many years – and who has just turned 70 – has words of advice and encouragement for those who might feel frightened by the prospect of enforced solitude and silence.

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Thu, Apr 2nd 2020

In 1985, Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, published a novel entitled, Love in the Time of Cholera. It tells a colorful story of how life can still be generative, despite an epidemic. Well what’s besetting our world right now is not cholera but the coronavirus, Covid 19.

The Dispelling of an Illusion

The Dispelling of an Illusion

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Tue, Apr 7th 2020

We don’t much like the word disillusionment. Normally we think of it as a negative, something pejorative, and not as something that does us a favor. And yet disillusionment is a positive, it means the dispelling of an illusion and illusions, unless we need one as a temporary tonic, are not good for us. They keep us from the truth, from reality.