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Commentary to the 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year A –

Commentary to the 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year A –

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini - http://bibleclaret.org in Homilies,

In the story of the disciples of Emmaus, all elements of the celebration of the Eucharist are present: there is the entrance of the celebrant, then the Liturgy of the Word with the homily, finally, “the breaking of bread.” Only at the time of the Eucharistic communion the eyes open and the disciples realize that the Risen One is in their midst, but without the Word, they would not have come to discover the Lord in the Eucharistic bread. The disciples of Emmaus, as soon as they recognized the Lord, rush to announce their discovery to their brothers and sisters and with them proclaim their faith: “The Lord is truly risen...” 

Commentary to the 2nd Sunday of Easter  (A)

Commentary to the 2nd Sunday of Easter (A)

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini - http://bibleclaret.org in Homilies,

 The best outfit is worn when one goes to church. It is said in a popular Portuguese language: “Dressed to see God.” This phrase stems from the belief that, on Sunday, the celebrating community comes together to “see the Lord.” - One of the most ancient evidence is offered to us by a pagan writer, Pliny the Younger. In 112, he wrote to Emperor Trajan: Christians “meet on a fixed day before dawn and sing hymns to ‘Christ as a God.’”

Easter Homily: Put your faith in God instead of corrupt and bureaucratic world

Easter Homily: Put your faith in God instead of corrupt and bureaucratic world

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Homilies,
The message of Easter, Francis concluded, is the moment when buried dreams, hope and dignity can be given new life, and he urged those present - including cardinals and bishops from the Roman Curia - to tell the news that death does not have the final word. “If we cannot let the Spirit lead us on this road, then we are not Christians,” the Pope said.  
EASTER SUNDAY Commentary on the Readings

EASTER SUNDAY Commentary on the Readings

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini - http://bibleclaret.org in Homilies,

Let’s ask ourselves: is Christ’s resurrection a constant point of reference in all the projects we do, when we buy, sell, dialogue, divide an inheritance, choose to have another child ... or do we believe that the reality of this world has nothing to do with Easter? Anyone who has seen the Lord will do nothing more without him. 

Good Friday: On the Mystery of the Cross and of Human Suffering

Good Friday: On the Mystery of the Cross and of Human Suffering

by: Salvador Agualada, cmf in Homilies,

One of the greatest mysteries of human life is the mystery of human suffering. And for us Christians there is no time of the year when this mystery impinges upon our collective consciousness more forcibly than today’s commemoration of the Good Friday, of Jesus’ passion and death on the cross.

Pope Francis’ homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

Pope Francis’ homily at Holy Thursday Chrism Mass

by: L'Osservatore Romano - Vatican Radio in Reporters,

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday presided over the Chrism Mass, during which the sacred oils used for the Sacraments and Ordinations were blessed. In his homily for the Mass, the Holy Father spoke about the “joy of the Gospel”.

Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain

Francis appoints American archbishop as Vatican nuncio to Great Britain

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

On Saturday, Archbishop Edward Adams was named to the role which requires him to be the Holy See’s representative to Government authorities in England, Wales and Scotland, while also playing a crucial role in the selection of bishops. Archbishop Adams, a priest from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be the first native English speaker to hold the post for more than 50 years: the last one, Archbishop Gerald O’Hara, served from 1959-63 was also from Philadelphia. 

Commentary to Palm Sunday, (Year A)

Commentary to Palm Sunday, (Year A)

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini - http://bibleclaret.org in Homilies,

All the evangelists devote so much space to the story of the passion and death of Jesus. The facts are basically the same, though narrated in different ways and different perspectives. Each evangelist also presents his own episodes, details, underscores. These reveal his attention and interest in certain topics of catechesis, considered significant and urgent for his community. Today’s version of the passion being proposed to us is that of Matthew. 

What Prince Charles might want to discuss with Pope Francis

What Prince Charles might want to discuss with Pope Francis

by: Austen Ivereigh - CRUX April 4, 2017 in Church Issues,

Pope Francis will welcome this afternoon Prince Charles of Wales in the Vatican. The two have many issues in common: From the protection of the environment and persecuted Christians, to their reservations about the rise of scapegoating populism. But Austen Ivereigh suggests the two might want to talk about an issue they both consider important, but on which they might not always see eye to eye.

 Crisis at the chalkface

Crisis at the chalkface

by: Dorothy Lepkowska - The Tablet in Church Issues,

Teacher shortages are hitting Catholic schools hard, with some unable to recruit for long periods. Dorothy Lepkowska examines the problem and discovers one solution that may be paying dividends