Final report on US Nuns affirmative and realistic – The full text of the report of the Apostolic visitation
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Destroy hatred, not enemies, to bring peace – Peace does not come from wiping out enemies, it comes from destroying all hatred with prayer, dialogue and friendship, including in the church and within the Roman Curia, said Father Raniero Cantalamessa the preacher of the papal household.
Presuppositions – what are our presuppotions? There has already been much ink spilled about the World Synod of the Family … and more will be spilled in the run up to the 2015 installment. My concern is that so much of the writing is rooted in presuppositions which are never dealt with consciously. Too often presuppositions are a form of “poisoning wells” or ideological “spin”.
Something that deserves wider circulation about children in church… “A parishioner gave me the following intro from parish they had visited. It is called “Celebrating Children at our Parish”
Recently Bill Maher interviewed Ralph Reed. In his reaction to the show Fr. Robert Barron attempts to put perspective on some extremes. In this video he introduces some important nuances about faith and the Bible.
Fr. James Martin, SJ helps us understand Purgatory in a video interview where he says “So there’s purgatory… so what”.
US Catholic offers some insight into the qualities of the tough and tender mercies of women religious who transform the most remote and desolate corners of poverty, misery, and heartache.
Busted Halo does it again... A video from "Sin City" Las Vegas. You Don't Know Jack!...about Sin A short light-hearted but serious look at sin. http://youtu.be/EFXBk6RoJb0
Join the Summer Novena of Hope at the Central Shrine of the Miraculous Medal
Catch up with what's happening among the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth via the May edition of INFormation-Vocation SCNJ Their E-newsletter has the following features Growth in the Charity Charism Inauguration of the first National Catholic Sisters' Week We are...
We did it!” The Rabbi, the Muslim leader in historic embrace.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser reflects why we need to be forgiven by the poor and “compassion fatigue” in this piece found on his website.