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Commentary on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

Commentary on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

Today’s Gospel is made up of three parts. First of all, with a quotation from the prophet Isaiah, Jesus’ activity in Galilee is introduced (vv. 12-17). Then there is the vocation story of the first four disciples (vv. 18-22). Finally, the activity of Jesus is summed up in one sentence (v. 23). After the conclusion of John the Baptist’s mission, Jesus moved from Nazareth to Capernaum. It became the center of his activities for nearly three years.

Commentary to Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19th

Commentary to Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 19th

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

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!

On the trail of St John Henry Newman

On the trail of St John Henry Newman

by: Bernadette Kehoe - The Tablet in Ecumenism,
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
FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – JANUARY 12, 2020

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – JANUARY 12, 2020

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

The biblical sites are often tied to a theological significance. The sea, the mountain, the desert, the Galilee of the Gentiles, Samaria, the Jordan River, the land beyond the Lake of Genezareth are much more than simple geographical indications (often not entirely accurate).

David Oakley is new Bishop of Northampton

David Oakley is new Bishop of Northampton

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Church News,

Pope Francis has named Canon David Oakley, the leader of England and Wales’ largest seminary, as the new Bishop of Northampton. He succeeds Bishop Peter Doyle, who has reached the retirement age of 75, and will take over the governance of a diocese made up of almost 70 parishes spanning Bedford, Buckingham, Northampton and parts of Berkshire.

Russian and Ukraine churches to feud into 2020

Russian and Ukraine churches to feud into 2020

by: Jonathan Luxmoore - The Tablet in Church Issues,

Russia's Orthodox patriarch has vowed to continue fighting for unity and "canonical purity" throughout 2020. Meanwhile, the head of Ukraine's new independent church predicted more Orthodox leaderships would grant him recognition during the coming year.

Feast of the Holy Family – Sunday December 29, 2019

Feast of the Holy Family – Sunday December 29, 2019

by: Fr. Fernando Armellini in Homilies,

What made the family of Mary and Joseph holy? Even in the midst of life’s struggles, they remained faithful to God and to each other. Do I expect God to remove all the struggles of everyday life just because I have remained faithful to him?  Pray for broken families in our midst. Pray that our families may become holy and blessed. Pray for the values of love, deep respect, mutual submission, obedience, compassion, forgiveness, and centeredness on God to reign supreme in our families.

The Agreement between the Holy See and China: Whence and whither?

The Agreement between the Holy See and China: Whence and whither?

by: Federico Lombardi, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Church Issues,

Just over a year ago, on September 22, 2018, an Agreement was signed between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite its temporary nature, its importance is such that it has attracted much comment, and it has already become the focus of in-depth study.