Corpus Christi: To Become the Body of Christ we also must be Broken like Christ
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Corpus Christi: To Become the Body of Christ we also must be Broken like Christ

My point is this: it is the very nature of the eucharist, in enacting the drama of Christ, to incorporate an element of the brokenness of the world and the brokenness of human relations into the story of the foundational event of Christian faith precisely because it mirrors the brokenness of Christ himself. To put that another…

UK’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Safely Re-opening Churches
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UK’s Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Safely Re-opening Churches

What we want to say (to ministers) is that the issue of how people are able to practice their faith are profound and are sensitive and we would like a bit more sensitivity from the government. And we would like to remind them that the Catholic Church certainly has put forward already detailed protocols, agreed…

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…

Five Tips for Participation in Live Streaming Celebrations on Internet
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Five Tips for Participation in Live Streaming Celebrations on Internet

For several days, Facebook seems to have become one big liturgical space. Worldwide, all possible celebrations and prayer moments are streamed. Sometimes clumsy, often really enjoyable. A journalist asked me what I thought of there being no celebrations in Holy Week this year. I replied that there will be celebrations. However, most faithful will not…

Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns
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Cambodia: Celebrating St Joseph’s Day amid Coronavirus Concerns

Feast day greetings from Siem Reap!!! We hope you are all well in spite of the present pandemic-Covid19 which bitterly disturbed all our activities including the feast day celebration. In Siem Reap, we we’re able to offer mass in the morning presided by Fr. Totet, SJ which we concelebrated. Since public gathering is not allowed…

Negro Spirituals:  The Power of a Song in a Strange Land
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Negro Spirituals: The Power of a Song in a Strange Land

Songs of Survival For the slaves, the spiritual proved to be an ingenious tool used to counter senseless brutality and the denial of personhood. In order to survive emotionally, resilience was critical. In the spirituals, slaves sang out their struggle, weariness, loneliness, sorrow, hope and determination for a new and better life. Yet these are…

Philippines: Santo Niño – Cardinal Tagle Warns against Manipulation
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Philippines: Santo Niño – Cardinal Tagle Warns against Manipulation

“If there is manipulation, it means somebody is pretending to be powerful … if there is oppression, it means somebody is pretending to be the master,” said the prelate. “That is not the attitude of a child in the Kingdom of God. It will only result in darkness,” he added. Cardinal Tagle made the call…

The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’
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The Philippines: Black Nazarene Procession an ‘Outpouring of People’s Longing for Good’

Wherever the people’s devotion came from, whether it’s liturgically sound or not, there is no stopping them from offering prayers and giving thanks to the suffering Jesus. Through the years, many have attested, and believed wholeheartedly, to the miraculous power of the image of the Black Nazarene, from granting personal petitions to healing the sick….