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Hindu opposition stalls India's tallest Christ statue

Hindu opposition stalls India's tallest Christ statue

ucanews reporter, Karnataka - Activities, Mon, Jan 13th 2020
Opposition from Hindu groups has forced the Archdiocese of Bangalore to halt a project to erect what is billed as India’s tallest statue of Jesus Christ on a hilltop in Karnataka state. The southern state's government led by the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked for work to be suspended until a government probe establishes the ownership of the land, church officials told ucanews on Jan. 7.
On the trail of St John Henry Newman

On the trail of St John Henry Newman

Bernadette Kehoe - The Tablet - Ecumenism, Thu, Jan 16th 2020
The stained glass window at Oriel College, Oxford, depicting Newman with extracts from his work. The pilgrim path to the places that shaped St John Henry Newman: Trinity College, Oxford - Oriel College, Oxford - Holy Trinity Church, Over Worton - The University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford - St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Littlemore - The College, Littlemore - Maryvale, Old Oscott, Birmingham
Benedict defends clerical celibacy

Benedict defends clerical celibacy

Christopher Lamb - The Tablet - Activities, Tue, Jan 14th 2020

Benedict XVI is arguing that celibacy must remain the condition for ordination to the priesthood just as Pope Francis considers whether to allow married men to be ordained to serve in parts of the Amazon.

Commentary to Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19th

Commentary to Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19th

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, Jan 18th 2020

God calls a people and prefers them among all the peoples of the earth (Dt 10:14-15). He calls Abraham, Moses, the prophets and gives them a mission to bring to fruition, a plan of salvation to be realized. He also calls the stars of the firmament by name and they respond: Here we are!

Urban Life and Citizenship: the Future of Freedom

Urban Life and Citizenship: the Future of Freedom

Juan Antonio Guerrero, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles, Wed, Jan 15th 2020

What does it mean to be a citizen in today’s Western societies? There is often talk of a certain discomfort with the responsibilities that come with citizenship. Why? We will look here at three areas where we spend our daily lives as citizens.

Inculturation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Inculturation in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Marcel Uwineza, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles, Fri, Jan 17th 2020

The theme of inculturation is not new among African theologians, especially in recent studies. Because of its importance, we carried out a brief investigation to observe how the process of inculturation has been at the center of the Church for centuries. 

The Bible in Evangelization Today

The Bible in Evangelization Today

Saverio Corradino, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles, Sun, Jan 19th 2020

“The sacred Scriptures are the very source of evangelization” is the statement Pope Francis uses in Evangelii Gaudium (EG) to conclude the section dedicated to the proclamation of the Word. It is a page that is simple and at the same time complex. Simple, because there can be no true evangelization without the Scriptures; complex, because it is necessary to explain why the Church has “lost” the Bible during its history.

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

‘Humana Communitas’ Human life in the drama of relationships

Carlo Casalone, SJ - L aCiviltà Cattolica - Articles, Tue, Jan 21st 2020

Life must be protected throughout its entire development, and the Academy is urged to address the issues posed by global bioethics and technologies, proceeding with discernment and fostering dialogue in the plurality of scientific wisdom traditions, religious perspectives and worldviews.

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

Celebrating Peace Sunday on 19 Jan

Ellen Teague - The Tablet - Activities, Wed, Jan 22nd 2020

Pax Christi, the UK branch of the international Catholic peace organisation, reports keen interest in this year’s Peace Sunday on 19 January, reporting that nearly 20,000 prayer cards have been sent out by request around England and Wales. Many Pax Christi members are giving talks in their parishes, providing bidding prayers, and supporting children's activities, such as decorating the Peacemaker greeting card.

The Little Way

The Little Way

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Wed, Jan 22nd 2020

Most of us have heard of St. Therese of Lisieux, a French mystic who died at age 24 in 1897 and who is perhaps the most popular saint of the last two centuries. She’s famous for many things, not least for a spirituality she called her “little way”.  What’s her “little way”?