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April 1st, 2018

‘Do Not Be Afraid, Follow Me’: On this basis and with this strength, we Christians place our lives and our energy, our intelligence, our affections and our will, at the service of discovering, and above all creating, paths of dignity

‘Do Not Be Afraid, Follow Me’: On this basis and with this strength, we Christians place our lives and our energy, our intelligence, our affections and our will, at the service of discovering, and above all creating, paths of dignity

‘Do Not Be Afraid, Follow Me.’  Pope’s Homily at Easter Vigil MARCH 31, 2018 ZENIT STAFF PAPAL TEXTS Vatican Media Screenshot Following is the text of the Holy Father’s homily during the Easter Vigil, March 31, 2018, in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pope also administered the sacraments of Christian initiation to eight new members of the Church […]


March 31st, 2018

Pope Francis, the Anti-Strongman

Pope Francis, the Anti-Strongman

By Paul Elie, cross-posted from the NYTimes.com, 24 March 20180 CreditEmiliano Ponzi VATICAN CITY — One recent Friday evening, Pope Francis presided over a penitential service at St. Peter’s. After the Gospel was read he strode beneath the great dome and knelt at a wooden booth, while other Catholics did likewise throughout the basilica. “I […]


March 30th, 2018

Reflection by Fr. Myron Pereira, Mumbai

Reflection by Fr. Myron Pereira, Mumbai

We need to change. We need to see humankind as only a part of the vast sentient and thinking organism which is this universe, not as its center. Our future lies in accepting and fitting into cycles of growth and decay in nature, and not in trying to thwart it.  A changed economy must be at […]


March 12th, 2018

Naomi Klein encourages us to look at the “glaring connections” between issues and build a movement with imagination and organizing, based on core values

Naomi Klein encourages us to look at the “glaring connections” between issues and build a movement with imagination and organizing, based on core values

The Vatican brought Naomi Klein in to speak shortly after publication of Laudato Si’.  She continues to connect climate change to the total interconnection and the culture of caretaking that Pope Francis advocates.  Below is a link to her just-released 6 min. TED Talk and a movement vision around linked issues, agreeing on our common yes.  A […]


March 8th, 2018

Highlights from Faith and Joy, by Fr. Fernando Cardenal

Highlights from Faith and Joy, by Fr. Fernando Cardenal

Last annotated on January 21, 2016, references are to pages in the kindle version Freedom from destitution. Five years later, the synthesis of “the Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice” was officially embraced by the Society of Jesus as the mandatory standard for all our apostolates. No Jesuit should be working only on […]


March 7th, 2018

What if scientists and faith leaders form a coalition on climate?

What if scientists and faith leaders form a coalition on climate?

By Rev. Dr. Margaret, speaking to Cardinal O’Malley and guests at a conference on science, faith, and climateL What if scientists and faith leaders form a coalition on climate? February 10, 2018 The Archdiocese of Boston hosted an extraordinary conversation on February 8-9, 2018, as leaders drawn from religious and scientific communities gathered to discuss the possibility […]


March 7th, 2018

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Fr. Richard Rohr shared the following Bill Plotkin, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (New World Library: 2008). Learn more about Plotkin and his work at animas.org. Robert Bly, The Sibling Society: An Impassioned Call for the Rediscovery of Adulthood (Vintage: 1997). Adapted from Richard Rohr, The Soul, […]

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