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Pope’s August Prayer Intention: Seafarers and the Maritime World

“The life of sailors or fishermen and their families is very difficult,” Pope Francis notes in the video message in his native Spanish language.  “Sometimes they are victims of forced labor or are left behind in distant ports.” “The competition of industrial fishing and the problem of pollution make their work even more complicated.”  However,…

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Women Religious: Authority and Abuse of Power

The Church has often dealt with the issue of abuse, even in recent times, both at the level of reflection and in terms of operational measures and protocols. However, the focus is mostly on the sexual and psychological abuse of children by ministers of the Church, especially priests. These are undoubtedly the predominant concerns, but…

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Poem: I take a Knee

I TAKE A KNEE EVERYDAY! To the Almighty God!To Jesus on the Throne, on the Cross!To Jesus in the Eucharist and in the Elders! I take a knee for the poor, for the sick, for the marginalized!I take a knee for the oppressed and the unevangelized!I take a knee for carers and mothers,For labourers and…

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‘For the Life of the World’- A Radical Document from the Orthodox Church

Institutional documents are often designed to offend no one and to discourage an attentive reading by outsiders. For the Life of the World is not one of these. It is written with moral passion and worldly savvy. It is radically Christian in its inspiration and argumentation and socially radical in its claims, at once comfortable in modernity…