November 30, 2020

#AdventHope Reflection: Hope lives in the Lord

The scripture readings for this Sunday are permeated by the great theme of hope. The first reading of Isaiah is full of enthusiasm and throws a powerful light on the dramatic events of the exile in Babylon, a time of very hard trial that comes to an end with the “return”, phases on the path of rebirth.

November 27, 2020

Joy for the new cardinals who walk together with GCCM

We join in prayer for today’s consistory, November 28, 2020, in which thirteen new cardinals will be appointed. In particular, a special prayer for three of them, who in various ways are connected to the life of the Global Catholic Climate Movement.

November 26, 2020

Ariana Diaz Acuña, Costa Rica theologian, on connecting the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor

Three years before Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si’, Ariana Díaz Acuña of Costa Rica was connecting the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor in South America. She was in Peru, working with Indigenous Peoples, and at Mass, she kept hearing people praying for water.

November 25, 2020

‘Caring for nature is caring for human life’

This was an ongoing theme for this year’s Season of Creation, that caring for nature is caring for human life. Let us all remember that our own impact on our common home should be thought of as an act of love, doing no evil, hence, it “is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:10)

November 25, 2020

Advent Scriptural Reflection: ‘Let us harness the Spirit’s power of renewal’

We are a people of hope, and we carry this hope in our hearts wherever we go into the world. Let this hope strengthen our resolve to fight the causes of destruction and death.