‘Perfect for these Coronavirus Times’: Calm me, Lord, as You Calm the Storm
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‘Perfect for these Coronavirus Times’: Calm me, Lord, as You Calm the Storm

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…

Lord, Teach us to Pray
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Lord, Teach us to Pray

A few years ago, I wrote, somewhat facetiously, that the Church should close all programs for a year and simply teach people to pray. It seems to me we may unintentionally have just such an opportunity right now, although I sincerely hope it won’t last a year! Richard Rohr CAC Let nothing disturb you. Let…

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…

Divine Mercy Sunday
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Divine Mercy Sunday

The 20th anniversary of the feast of Divine Mercy takes place this Sunday. To mark the day, Pope Francis will celebrate a special Mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia, the centre of the devotion to Divine Mercy in Rome. The Mass will be televised live and streamed online around the world….

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…

Prayer Opportunity during the Current Forced Isolation: An Eastertide Retreat
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Prayer Opportunity during the Current Forced Isolation: An Eastertide Retreat

If you would like to structure your prayer life during Eastertide why not follow the Easter Retreat from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow? Source: ISC Glasgow Read more

Thomas’ Doubt and Faith in the Resurrection
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Thomas’ Doubt and Faith in the Resurrection

Central to Thomas’s and our faith in the resurrection is not so much that there is life after death in a risen body, but that Jesus is vindicated as Lord and God. ‘God raised him on the third day,’ said Peter in the house of Cornelius, ‘and allowed him to appear, not to all the people but…

Pope Francis: ‘We’re living through an Epochal Change’ – Preparing for the Aftermath of Covid-19
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Pope Francis: ‘We’re living through an Epochal Change’ – Preparing for the Aftermath of Covid-19

Cardinal Turkson highlighted the need for the commission and the importance of looking to the future “so as not to be unprepared.” He said: “The health crisis has already triggered an economic one.. The risk is that a social crisis will be provoked if this economic crisis is not dealt with immediately. One crisis risks…