Cardinal Ouellet: ‘Involve More Women in Formation’
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Cardinal Ouellet: ‘Involve More Women in Formation’

“I believe that for the priest, learning to relate to women in the context of formation is a humanizing factor which promotes the balance of man’s personality and affectivity,” Ouellet said in an interview in the May edition of the Donne Chiesa Mondo magazine also published on the Vatican News site April 24. In the…

Embracing the Saving Logic of the Gospel in ‘Suspended Time’ – Cardinal Czerny SJ
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Embracing the Saving Logic of the Gospel in ‘Suspended Time’ – Cardinal Czerny SJ

Under these exceptional conditions, in this ‘suspended’ time like slow motion that is imposed on us all, we are being forced to slacken our frenetic rhythms, to change our habits, to invent new perspectives, criteria and responses. Quarantine has torn each person’s usual web of relationships asunder. Solitude can be an uncomfortable surprise. The mounting…

Let Him Easter in You
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Let Him Easter in You

We have reached our celebration of Easter, the centre of the Church’s liturgical year and the source of Christian life and faith. Yet Easter often appears as the poor relation of Christmas. Whether you believe or not, there is something about Christmas that manages to touch everyone. But without Easter there would be no Christmas….

The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan and the Battle to Keep Covid-19 at Bay
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The Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan and the Battle to Keep Covid-19 at Bay

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan could not come at a worse time in South and Southeast Asia as governments battle to keep the Covid-19 pandemic at bay, presenting multiple potential dangers for Islam’s hundreds of millions of followers and their countrymen. Ramadan is, of course, a landmark event in the Muslim calendar celebrating the…

Nun from DR Congo in Font Line Care for Corona Patients in Bergamo, Italy
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Nun from DR Congo in Font Line Care for Corona Patients in Bergamo, Italy

Sr. Angele Bipendu, a doctor in a hospital in Bergamo for the past two years, joined a health care unit specifically responsible for visiting the homes of COVID-19 patients. “Seeing that there were many doctors who were sick, many doctors who died, there were many patients who had no help and who had no follow-up,”…

Orthodox Easter Celebrations
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Orthodox Easter Celebrations

The world’s Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter – the most important festival in their calendar, amid a series of restrictions and bans. Officials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa urged people not to attend services, fearing this would lead to a spike in coronavirus infections. However, in Georgia, worshippers are still able to attend…

The Gift of Reverential Amazement
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The Gift of Reverential Amazement

Saint Augustine speculated that in heaven the glorified bodies of the martyrs might bear some traces of their sufferings. ‘Such scars will not be blemishes’ he wrote, ‘but, rather, marks of honour. Although corporeal they will shine out with a truly spiritual beauty.[1]’  This speculation reminds us of something important about the wounds on the…