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Commentary to the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Commentary to the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B

Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, Nov 20th 2021

One can bet on the greatness, on the royalties of this world, or follow him, renouncing all goods and preferring defeat for love. On this choice depends the success or failure of a life. "He reigns with Christ who becomes with him a servant of his brothers and sisters."

Claretians rename Philippine Province to honor martyred Filipino missionary priest

Claretians rename Philippine Province to honor martyred Filipino missionary priest

Jose Torres Jr.- LICAS News - Congregation, Mon, Nov 22nd 2021

The Claretian Missionaries of the Philippine Province officially launched its new name and logo on Saturday, November 20, to honor martyred Filipino missionary priest Rhoel Gallardo. The announcement of the renaming of the Province and the launch of the new logo was done during the conclusion of the year-long celebration of the congregation’s 75th year of presence in the Philippines at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Quezon City.

 
It's high time Indian religious sisters broke their silence

It's high time Indian religious sisters broke their silence

Myron J. Pereira, Mumbai - UCANews - Religious, Thu, Nov 25th 2021

A recent report commissioned by the Conference of Religious Women in India, "It’s High Time, Women Religious speak up on Gender Justice in the Indian Church," edited by Hazel D’Lima, Cletus Zuzarte and Pallavi Xalxo, brings this out sharply. The hierarchy of the Church, the report says, is steeped in patriarchy. This contributes in no small way to its oppression of all women — but to religious sisters in particular. 

Commentary to the 1st Sunday in Advent – YearEAR C

Commentary to the 1st Sunday in Advent – YearEAR C

Fernando Armellini - Homilies, Sat, Nov 27th 2021

There is no condition of slavery from which the Lord cannot free us; there is no abyss of guilt from which He does not want to lift us up. He expects that we become aware of our condition and turn to him the words of the psalmist: "From the depths, I cry to you, O Lord." "I am sure: the Lord will fulfill the promises of good that he has made."

Internally bleeding Indian church too weak to face challenges

Internally bleeding Indian church too weak to face challenges

John Dayal - UCANews - Church Issues, Wed, Nov 24th 2021

Relations between three Rites of the Catholic Church – Latin, Syro-Malankara and Syro-Malabar – have also never really been the warmest. They had sunk rock bottom before the Pope gave the two Oriental groups independent status and a pan-Indian jurisdiction, overlapping that of the Latin Dioceses.  They are still not fully in a state of equilibrium as several unresolved issues remain.

Diversity and Communion among the First Christians: The genesis of the New Testament

Diversity and Communion among the First Christians: The genesis of the New Testament

Marc Rastoin, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica - Church Issues, Fri, Nov 26th 2021

A considerable effort needs to be made to become immersed in the religious world of the first century. It involves dealing with a world very different from today, if only because the term “religion” did not always mean the same thing for people of that time as it does for people now. It was a world in which Christianity was a modest reality. The evangelical parable of the small seed that becomes a large tree is very suitable for describing the beginnings of Christianity.

Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions.

Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions.

Lisa Zengarini - Vatican News - Church Issues, Sun, Nov 28th 2021

Cardinal Nichols: Church rebuilds Europe by answering life's great questions. As the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences holds a golden jubilee celebration in Rome, English Cardinal Vincent Nichols explains the organization's mission and how it can help rebuild Europe's Christian roots.