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Churches' mission statement

Churches' mission statement

by: The Tablet in Articles,

Having arrived at what they described as a “broad consensus”, representatives of 90 per cent of the world’s Christians have published guidelines on how to conduct relations with each other and with members of other faiths.

The Size of our Hearts

The Size of our Hearts

by: Ron Rolheiser in Articles,

It’s common, particularly among religious commentators, to describe the human heart as small, narrow, and petty: How small-hearted and petty we are! I find this distressing because religious thinkers especially should know better. We are not created by God and put in this earth with small, narrow, and petty hearts. The opposite is true.

‘How did we get to assisted suicide rather than alleviation of pain being the solution?’

‘How did we get to assisted suicide rather than alleviation of pain being the solution?’

by: The Tablet - Catherine Pepinster in Articles,

Those who argue in favour of assisted suicide always mention the pain and discomfort of the sick as reasons for it, and nobody opposed to assisted suicide should disregard the physical and mental suffering that many people endure. But how did we get to the situation where assisted suicide rather than alleviation of pain is the solution?

Meaning and Happiness

Meaning and Happiness

by: Ron Rolheiser in Articles,

Am I happy? Is my life a happy one? Am happy inside my marriage? Am I happy with my family? Am I happy in my job? Am I happy with my church? Am I happy inside my own skin? Are these good questions to ask ourselves? No.

King Arthur and Camelot: Why the cultural fascination?

King Arthur and Camelot: Why the cultural fascination?

by: Jon Kelly - BBC in Articles,

Why is the legend of King Arthur such a compelling one in culture? For a man who may or may not have wandered Britain some 1,500 years ago, King Arthur retains the enviable knack of making his regal presence felt. Modern historians might query whether there is any real evidence for his existence, but none doubt his lasting hold over the popular imagination.

Saved by One Man's Sacrifice

Saved by One Man's Sacrifice

by: Ron Rolheiser, OMI in Articles,

We are saved by the death of Jesus! All Christians believe this. This is a central tenet within the Christian faith and the center of almost all Christian iconography. Jesus' death on a cross changed history forever.      But how does this work?

Turning crisis into action - Keys to the City of God

Turning crisis into action - Keys to the City of God

by: Cardinal Peter Turkson - The Tablet in Articles,

In his social encyclical Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict presented the global economic crisis as an opportunity to shape a new vision for the future. Here, the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace sets out the steps to realising that vision

Homily for Sunday, January 23

Homily for Sunday, January 23

by: Fernando Torres - Marie Alexandre in Articles,

Today’s gospel tells us of the start of the public life of Jesus. We can’t have a more humble or simple beginning. It was nothing like the great ceremonies that we like to do these days to mark the beginning of great events.