While unfortunate sound of war drums beats in American media, the plight of Christians living in the Middle East remains unchanged. I just came across this article from the Associated Press which notes the humiliation Christians are suffering in an Egyptian town which is outside government control. See pictures here. The situation in Syria is […]
I just came across this interesting factoid in Forming Intentional Disciples: the Path to Knowing and Following Jesus: In the New Testament, Jesus asked 183 questions, gave 3 answers, and answered 307 questions with a question in return like a true rabbi. Perhaps in our approach to evangelization we need to ask more questions and give […]
This article came out of Reuters a few days ago: Pope, Jordanian king agree dialogue ‘only option’ in Syria. Also, check out the official bulletin of the meeting from the Holy See (English translation is at bottom). The king and the pontiff “reaffirmed that the path of dialogue and negotiations among all components of Syrian […]
This Article is out of the Catholic New Agency: Protest over Egypt violence draws hundreds to nation’s capital. Simply put, we have to stand with our brothers and sisters in Egypt in the midst of their suffering and persecution. Let’s pray that they remain faithful to the Lord who loves them. Also, let us remember that […]
I recently came across this article: Ronald Knox on “The Modern Distaste for Religion.” Its author, George Marlin, holds up the thought of Monsignor Ronald Knox as appropriate response to the theocultural problems of the day (I just coined a new word. Turns out a Google search shows that “theocultural” was already coined). If culture is used to mean the […]
Francis and the importance of confession – Vatican Insider. From the Italian newspaper La Stampa. Simply put, we need more confessions, not less. Pope Francis is setting an example for us by hearing confessions. The best way to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is with prayer and a good examination of conscience.
I hope you have been following the news of World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. It’s good for us to see the Universal Church so that we remember what we do in our parish participates in the action of the Church around the world. “This is the way we do it here” should always […]