A Letter from Saint Ignatius
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A Letter from Saint Ignatius

Heaven 14th March 2020, Earth time   Dear people on earth, I see you’re having a hard time finding the right attitude to the coronavirus. That’s not strange. Over the past few decades, science has made such progress that you have come to believe that a solution to every problem can be found in no…

Argentina’s ‘Slum Priests’ Join Forces with Government to Fight Covid-19
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Argentina’s ‘Slum Priests’ Join Forces with Government to Fight Covid-19

Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital met Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital met with President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday, where they filmed a video urging people to stay home, even…

The Raising of Lazarus
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The Raising of Lazarus

How can we begin to imagine the events in the gospel reading for the fifth Sunday of Lent from the point of view of Lazarus, raised from the dead?  Rob Marsh SJ invites us to try. ‘Death changes you. But so does life.’   It’s tough being dead – until you get used to it…

Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Raising of Lazarus
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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Raising of Lazarus

Lent – Forgiveness and Reconciliation
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Lent – Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Perhaps this is a good time for us to reflect on how we do domestic Church, and how the great liturgical moments in the year or the great theological themes that underpin them permeate our ordinary lives. After all, we all want and need forgiveness in our lives, don’t we? Or do we? It is…

Pope Francis: Universal Call to Prayer
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Pope Francis: Universal Call to Prayer

Reflections on the Annunciation
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Reflections on the Annunciation

In many ways, then, the early chapters of Luke’s Gospel are similar in intent to the classical paintings of the Annunciation and of the other episodes in the childhood of Jesus. In those paintings Mary appears as no ordinary woman; the child is no ordinary child; and every artistic symbol is used to make sure…

Pope Francis: Current Crisis Reminds us that Humanity is a Single Community
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Pope Francis: Current Crisis Reminds us that Humanity is a Single Community

In the interview with “La Stampa”, published on Friday, Pope Francis speaks of the sorrow and pain that “everyone” is experiencing due to the coronavirus. The only way to survive this situation, he says, is by sticking together. The Pope invites us to live this moment “with penance, compassion and hope”. We need “humility”, he…

Coronavirus, Iranian Ayatollah to the Pope: “Help us to revoke the sanctions, especially for medical assistance”
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Coronavirus, Iranian Ayatollah to the Pope: “Help us to revoke the sanctions, especially for medical assistance”

In a message released through Agenzia Fides, Fr. Mallon reports that Ayatollah Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, a man for decades committed to bridging the distance between Iran and other countries in the world, wrote a heartfelt letter to Pope Francis, asking him to intervene to ensure that sanctions against Iran, in particular that relating to…

Austen Ivereigh on ‘Querida Amazonia: A Path to Inculturate and Transform the Church’
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Austen Ivereigh on ‘Querida Amazonia: A Path to Inculturate and Transform the Church’

On 10th March the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Jesuits organized a webinar on Querida (Beloved) Amazonía: A Path to Inculturate and transform the Church with Austen Ivereigh, a fellow in Contemporary Church history at Campion Hall, Oxford University. Austen who has written extensively on Pope Francis as well as on many of Church documents…

Lockdown – A Song for our Time
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Lockdown – A Song for our Time

Lockdown Yes there is fear. Yes there is isolation. Yes there is panic buying. Yes there is sickness. Yes there is even death.   But, They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise You can hear the birds again. They say that after just a few weeks of quiet The sky is…

Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Man Born Blind
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Three Lenten Narratives from the Gospel of John: The Man Born Blind