News in Youth

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

Love, not Excuses, Moves things Forward

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

 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?

The World Economy Emerges From Covid And Goes To War

The World Economy Emerges From Covid And Goes To War

by: Fernando de la Iglesia Viguiristi SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

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.

Spirituality - A Place Where all Believers can Come Together

Spirituality - A Place Where all Believers can Come Together

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

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.

Bishop Alan celebrates beatifcation of Pauline Jaricot

Bishop Alan celebrates beatifcation of Pauline Jaricot

by: Eldred Willey - Diocese of East Anglia Bulletin in Activities,
  • As Missio prepares for the beatification of one of its founders, Bishop Alan will be celebrating a Mass for the charity’s volunteers and supporters in East Anglia.The Mass will take place on Saturday June 25 at 11.30am at Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Unthank Road, Norwich. All are welcome to join this celebration of the legacy of Pauline Jaricot and the work of Missio in the diocese.

Maneging an Ascension

Maneging an Ascension

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

A friend of mine, somewhat cynical about the church, recently remarked: “What the institutional church today is trying to do is to put its best face on the fact that it’s dying. Basically, it’s trying to manage a death.”

Progress and Collapse

Progress and Collapse

by: Giandomenico Mucci, SJ- La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

 Among the Enlightenment’s legacy there is an idea that spanned the centuries and penetrated deeply into the mentality of people in the West. It is the idea of progress, the idea of moving toward our cultural, moral and material best, especially thanks to the successes of science and technology. This idea shaped much of modern European history; it nourished hope and political ideologies; it spread trust in the future.

Fear of Missing Out

Fear of Missing Out

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

 It’s hard for a child to have to go to bed in the middle of an evening when the rest of the family is still celebrating. Nobody wants to go to bed while everyone else is still up. No one wants to miss out on life.

The Notion of a Vocation

The Notion of a Vocation

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

We believed that we were put on this earth with a divine plan for us, that God gave us each a special vocation to live out. Moreover, this was not something we were free to choose for ourselves; it was God-given. Our task was to discern that vocation and give ourselves over to it, even at the price of having to renounce our own dreams. We remained free to accept or not, but at a peril. To be unfaithful to your vocation meant a misguided life.

Faith on the Ward: Pastoral care and health workers

Faith on the Ward: Pastoral care and health workers

by: Alberto Cano Arenas, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Activities,

The health professions, like so many other vocations, can be a privileged springboard and an open pathway to God. Doctors, psychologists, nurses and those involved in care reflect on the profound mystery of the human being who suffers and loves, resists and hopes, trusts and fights. They touch the very mystery of God, even if only for a moment.