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Reflections for the Feast of Holy Family

On the Feast of the Holy Family we offer all the members of our own families on the altar for God’s blessing. Homily starter anecdote: Grandparents are a treasure: Pope Francis said that as a child, he heard a story of a family with a mother, father, many children and a grandfather. The grandfather, suffering from Parkinson’s [...]

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil gets Mother Teresa award

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil SDB who was released after 18 months of captivity in Yemen received the Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice by Harmony Foundation Mumbai on Sunday. Fr Tom despite having had the opportunity to leave the country chose to serve the elders of the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen. Harmony Foundation  recognized  his compassionate humanity and dedication and commitment to his work in a [...]

Pope in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech

Pope Francis on Tuesday is spending his first full day in Myanmar where he traveled to the country's capital to meet with the country’s de facto civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. After meeting with her privately, she pronounced an official welcome speech at the Myanmar International Convention Center where the Pope met with authorities, representatives [...]

Pope Francis to Clergy Plenary: prayer key to mission

Pope Francis addressed the participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for Clergy on Thursday. The Plenary Assembly opened on May 30th, with a packed schedule that included the introduction, consideration, and discussion of several major documents, one of which was the draft text of an Instruction “On some questions regarding the parish, the ministry [...]

“It’s Chaos Made into a Principle with the Stroke of a Pen”

“Such a step splits the Church” and “leads her toward schism” Robert Spaemann Robert Spaemann is a professor emeritus of philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Monaco of Bavaria. He is one of the leading Catholic philosophers and theologians in Germany.   This following is my own translation of the interview on Amoris [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:16:16+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , |

Amoris Laetitia Is “Totally Consistent” with Past Teachings

“Does the Pope say the divorced and civilly remarried may now be readmitted to Holy Communion? No.” The Bishop of Portsmouth, England, Philip Egan, has described the Pope’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia as a “magnificent” document, “breathtaking in scope,” and has urged everyone, “clergy and people,” to read and study it. Below we reprint excerpts from his [...]

By | 2016-06-01T21:10:11+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , |

“We Must Respectfully Request an Authoritative Interpretation”

8/04/2016 Vatican City. Press conference presenting Pope Francis' Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris laetitia", on love in the family, in the Holy See Press Office. From left, Bishop Fabio Fabene, Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Christoph Schonborn O.P., Archbishop of Vienna; Father Federico Lombardi, [...]

Understanding Francis and the “Internal Forum”

A depiction of the institution of the Church and the mission entrusted to her, entitled "Feed My Sheep" by the great Raffaello Sanzio, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England The Pope sees it “not as a place to solve every problem,” but to “discover first that there is a problem to [...]

By | 2018-03-22T06:20:44+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|

Food For Thought

The entrance to the famous restaurant With a double article about the history of books in this issue’s “Of Books, Art, and People,” what more appropriate time to suggest a visit to Rome’s Caffè Greco! Here for more than 200 years the great minds of art, literature, and music have been meeting around [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:07:47+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Food|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis vs. 2000 Years of Tradition?

Fr. Harrison: “May we believe Francis alone is right, and all his predecessors wrong?” A proper understanding, appreciation and evaluation of Amoris Laetitia will require considerable time, study and prayerful reflection. But it is already quite clear from certain key passages that, with carefully crafted language, plausible arguments and persuasive rhetoric, the Holy Father is [...]

By | 2018-03-26T03:46:49+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Dossier|Tags: , , , , , |
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