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Women and Men in the Church

Women and Men in the Church

by: Federico Lombardi, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

We should be grateful to Anne-Marie Pelletier for her recent book L’Église, des femmes avec des hommes, which collects and develops several lines of reflection on the relationship between women and men in the Church that she had already initiated in previous writings.This issue is topical and of crucial importance.

Pope Francis tells Catholics to confess directly to God

Pope Francis tells Catholics to confess directly to God

by: Eldred Willey - East Anglia Diocese in Activities,

Pope Francis, in his homily, pointed people to the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.The Catechism of the Catholic Church, N. 1452, says: “When it arises from a love by which God is loved above all else, contrition is called ‘perfect’ — contrition of charity. Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible.”

Defy the Apocalypse

Defy the Apocalypse

by: Antonio Spadaro, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

When Francis spoke of the Church as a “field hospital,” he did not intend to use an engaging, rhetorically effective image. What was before his eyes was a “piecemeal world war.” The global crisis takes various forms and is expressed in conflicts, trade disputes, barriers, migration crises, failing regimes,...

 

An Alternate Expression of Love and Trust

An Alternate Expression of Love and Trust

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

More tortuous than all else is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it. The Prophet, Jeremiah wrote those words more than 25 hundred years ago and anyone who struggles with the complexities of love and human relationships will soon enough know of what he speaks.

Justice in the Global Economy: Building sustainable and inclusive communities

Justice in the Global Economy: Building sustainable and inclusive communities

by: GianPaolo Salvini, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

A group of economists, theologians, Jesuits and lay experts from all over the world, summoned by the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology and the Secretariat for Higher Education, met at the General Curia of the Society of Jesus and drafted a document titled, “Justice in the Global Economy: Building sustainable and inclusive communities."

The Jesuits and Francis’ Vision: Seven Years of Pontificate

The Jesuits and Francis’ Vision: Seven Years of Pontificate

by: Arturo Sosa, SJ - La Civiltà Cattolica in Articles,

In recent years the Society of Jesus has been questioning how to serve the Lord and the Church in the social, political and economic context that the world has been experiencing during Francis’ pontificate. The starting point of our discernment – which has involved all Jesuit communities and all our apostolic works – is the “unity in diversity” of our cultures, languages and traditions.

God's love in the time of Covid-19

God's love in the time of Covid-19

by: Christopher Lamb - The Tablet in Activities,

“Do what the catechism says. It's very clear. If you don't find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He's your Father. Tell Him the truth: ‘Lord. I did this and this and this. Pardon me.’ Ask His forgiveness with all your heart with an act of contrition, and promise Him, ‘afterward I will go to confession.’ You will return to God's grace immediately.”

Saint Joseph, the just man, spouse of the Virgin Mary

Saint Joseph, the just man, spouse of the Virgin Mary

by: Congregation for Divine Worship in Activities,

In activating His plan of salvation, God, in His sapient providence, assigned to Joseph of Nazareth, "the just man" (cf. Mt 1, 19), and spouse of the Virgin Mary (cf. ibid; Lk 1, 27), a particularly important mission: legally to insert Jesus Christ into the line of David from whom, according to the prophets, the Messiah would be born, and to act as his father and guardian.