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Do nuns know how to be attractive?

Do nuns know how to be attractive?

Diem Ngoc - UCANews - Religious, Mon, May 23rd 2022

 Nuns are also women and the symbol of beauty, so I am sometimes asked why I do not wear make-up or whether I need to nourish my skin as I am about to take solemn vows. I am touched by some people’s tender care of me. Those questions give me an opportunity to ask myself whether, as a nun, I am still beautiful and becoming more and more attractive to people, especially God.

Commentary to the Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year C

Commentary to the Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, May 21st 2022

In his opening address to the Council, Pope John XXIII recalled a fundamental principle: ‘The truths of the faith are one thing, but how they are formulated is quite another.’ The mission of the Church is to translate, to make these same truths intelligible to people of all times and places, using their language, their culture, their images, their way of thinking.

From Paul VI to Francis: Politics, Justice and Discernment 1971-2021

From Paul VI to Francis: Politics, Justice and Discernment 1971-2021

Ildefonso Camacho, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Church Issues, Fri, May 27th 2022

Two social documents of the Church turned 50 in 2021: Paul VI’s apostolic letter Octogesima Adveniens (OA) and the document Justice in the World (JW) from the World Synod of Bishops. While both deserve to be remembered for their intrinsic value, we do so especially in relation to Pope Francis and his notable theological-moral contributions.

Spirituality - A Place Where all Believers can Come Together

Spirituality - A Place Where all Believers can Come Together

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Thu, May 19th 2022

Where can all of us believers come together beyond the divisions created by history, dogma, denomination, and religion? Where is there a place all people of sincere heart can find common ground and worship together? That place is found in the ecumenical and inter-religious pursuit of spirituality, and our theology schools and seminaries need to create this place within their academic vision and structures.

Kirill should condemn Russia war, says Cardinal

Kirill should condemn Russia war, says Cardinal

Patrick Hudson - The Tablet - Ecumenism, Fri, May 20th 2022

The Archbishop of Westminster has distanced himself from the Vatican’s attempts to sustain dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church during the war in Ukraine. Speaking to the Religion Media Centre, Cardinal Vincent Nichols said that there was “a scandal attached to that refusal not just to condemn, but even to stop supporting the Russian military effort” on the part of Patriarch Kirill and the Moscow hierarchy.

The World Economy Emerges From Covid And Goes To War

The World Economy Emerges From Covid And Goes To War

Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Articles, Tue, May 24th 2022

We are going through a time of great uncertainty. For more than two years, the pandemic has been shaking the foundations of the world economy. No one could have foreseen or anticipated the impact on the production of goods, as well as on transport. In addition, in recent months there have been continuous tensions in energy markets, which are going through a difficult and costly transition to carbon neutrality, as well as with raw materials, whose prices are soaring due to increasing  demand.

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

Ron Rolheiser, OMI - Articles, Tue, May 24th 2022

 The excusable doesn’t need to be excused and the inexcusable cannot be excused. Michael Buckley wrote those words commenting on Peter’s triple betrayal of Jesus. Here’s the context. Peter had betrayed Jesus in his most needy hour, not out of malice, simply out of weakness. Now, facing Jesus for the first time since that betrayal, Peter is understandably uncomfortable. What do you say after betraying someone?

Sinn Fein becomes largest party in Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein becomes largest party in Northern Ireland

Sarah Mac Donald - The Tablet - World News, Wed, May 25th 2022

Ahead of the vote, Northern Ireland’s bishops lamented that for many people the hope of a new era of equality and prosperity promised by the Belfast Agreement had failed to materialise. In a reflection, the bishops noted that Northern Ireland has “some of the highest levels of social inequality on these islands”, including some of the highest levels of child poverty, fuel poverty and an increasing number of ‘working poor’.

Commentary to the ASCENSION OF THE LORD – YEAR C

Commentary to the ASCENSION OF THE LORD – YEAR C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, May 28th 2022

With the entry of Jesus into the glory of the Father, has anything changed on earth? Externally, nothing. People’s life continued to be the same as before: sowing and reaping, trading, building houses, traveling, weeping and celebrating, all as before. Even the apostles received no discount on the dramas and anguish experienced by other people. However, something incredibly new happened: a new light was cast on people's existence.