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"Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground." - Sarah Ahmed
Monthly Archives: March 2015
•Isaiah 50:4-7 • Philippians 2:6-11 • Mark 11:1-10• Scripture Readings: Palm Sunday Today we begin our annual recall of the events associated with the final days of Jesus’ earthly life. These events form the basis of our Christian faith and … Continue reading
Exclusive interview: Cardinal Burke says confusion spreading among Catholics ‘in an alarming way’ (full text)
And here we get to see what the opposition is spouting. I sometimes think that Papa Francesco removed this man from the Curia just to give him more time to be a loose canon to really see what the opposition … Continue reading
This is another good article, an interview, on the Synod. Again, like the one I posted yesterday, it is a bit long. In reading it I found it helpful to allay my concerns that the coming Synod session would by … Continue reading
This article is a long read, but very worthwhile. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was present at the Synod from last October and articulates well his observations and where he thinks the Synod this coming October will go. This is one of … Continue reading
•Jeremiah 31:31-34 • Hebrews 5:7-9 • John 12:20-33• Scripture Readings: Fifth Sunday in Lent One hundred years ago a man was born whose name was Thomas Merton. Eventually he became a monk and one of the greatest Christian writers of the 20th … Continue reading
•2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 • Ephesians 2:4-10 • John 3:14-21• Scripture Readings: Fourth Sunday in Lent Gradually Francis of Rome is restoring the possibility of openness and honest discussion within our Catholic household of faith. I consider his actions and words genuine … Continue reading
Yesterday was World Women’s Day. Below is a part of the Angelus greeting that Papa Francesco gave and two pictures from the Mass he celebrated at the Roman parish of Santa Maria Madre del Redentore yesterday evening. Quote from Angelus … Continue reading
•Exodus 20:1-17 • 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 • John 2:13-25• Scripture Readings: Third Sunday in Lent After the horror and inhumanity of the Nazi “holocaust” became common knowledge, it seemed that most anti-Semitic propaganda and activity had been rejected. Then the ugly head of … Continue reading
And just so we can hear all sides of the issue, here is this guy’s. And I must say, it gives me the willies every time I see his face. I know it is Lent and I should be nice, … Continue reading
This Commonweal article has a link to the Aleteia website for the full interview in the first sentence. It is well worthwhile to read both articles. I found it interesting that the supposedly conservative cohort of African bishops has a … Continue reading