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Commentary to the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Commentary to the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

It is commendable that, where no one acts, the church performs a substitute work in areas where she is not specifically competent, but refuses to be identified with the humanitarian institutions. She keeps vigilance to avoid being innocently involved in spectacular and lucrative initiatives, so as not to compete with civilian structures that, through the commitment of lay Christians, is instead called to animate. She possesses a divine word and it is on this word that she relies, resisting the temptation to resort to means that people consider more effective.

Softly, softly is the way to reconciliation between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

Softly, softly is the way to reconciliation between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches

by: Michael Binyon - The Tablet in Ecumenism,

Both Moscow and Rome should be satisfied at the outcome of the visit on 30 May to the Vatican by a delegation of senior figures in the Russian Orthodox Church. Pope Francis made it clear that he is still seeking closer and warmer relations with Russia, even at a time of growing East-West tensions, and is hoping for real co-operation with the powerful Russian church in the humanitarian field and in helping Christians who face persecution in the Middle East.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran dies aged 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran dies aged 75

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

His ministry is likely to serve as a guiding light for the Church’s ongoing dialogue with Islam, now one of the Holy See’s top priorities.Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, an experienced interlocutor between Catholicism and Islam and who in 2013 announced Pope Francis’ election to the world, has died aged 75. 

Commentary to the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Commentary to the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

Jesus comes again to those who believe they know him and of belonging to his family and advances his proposal. He asked, as God did to Abraham, to leave everything that the home, the family and the country represent. He invites them to reconsider the religious convictions, assimilated during childhood and ever more deepened and made to evolve.

Pope proposes a “new ecumenical spring” at the World Council of Churches

Pope proposes a “new ecumenical spring” at the World Council of Churches

by: Christopher White-Catholic Voices in Ecumenism,

Pope Francis has relentlessly pursued joint ecumenical efforts with the hope of achieving Christian unity. For that reason, the very man who often avoids trips to centers of power made a special daylong “ecumenical pilgrimage” to Geneva, Switzerland o 21 June to mark the 70thanniversary of World Council of Churches (WCC).

Commentary to the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Commentary to the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

The slowness of Israel in reaching an explicit affirmation of eternal life is precious and enlightening. It makes us understand that, before believing in the resurrection and a future world, it is necessary to value and passionately love life in this world as God appreciates and loves it.