From Fr Ephraim Odhiambo, Kroonstad I write to express my concern on some liturgical aberrations which might have arisen as a result of bad translations or due to liturgical negligence on the texts.
The day after the terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, a group of Palestinians stood outside the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, holding the French Tricolor and the Lebanese cedar flag in solidarity with the victims and survivors of these outrages.
The soul is defined as “a pure spirit, subject of thought, distinct from the body, that survives bodily death” (Dictionary of the Bible, by JL McKenzie SJ). The physicist Paul Davies suggests that “the soul may indeed go somewhere on bodily release”, even suggesting that it may enter the cosmos and maybe become part of […]
There is a story about the Messiah, a community and peace which I really like very much. It’s from M Scott Peck’s book The Different Drum, and is titled “The Rabbi’s Gift”. It goes like this:
The Church in Durban celebrated the centenary of the birth of Archbishop Denis Hurley in great style. GÜNTHER SIMMERMACHER shares his impressions.
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