Psychologists may cite a range of reasons to explain why some people bully others, but Pope Francis has identified in blunt language the spiritual roots of the harassment of others.
Category: Christian Living
The Catholic Church in England and Wales has launched a cellphone app designed to help users deepen their faith and discover their vocations. The “God Calls” app was commissioned by the National Office for Vocation of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as a “spiritual toolkit.”
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The Gospel calls on us to always have our eyes and hearts open to those who suffer. Judith Turner writes about a woman who lived by that Gospel command.
We may be overwhelmed by South Africa’s problems, but we cannot do nothing about it. And change, Fr Chris Townsend argues, begins at home, even and especially at the Christmas table.
At the age of 104, Dominica Catherine Soglanich is inseparable from her rosary. At her peak, she would say up to 30 rosaries a day for friends and family in need. She is now down to ten — which son Christopher says means the family must be behaving better.
Christians must be strong and let go of all the bitterness and negativity that prevent them from experiencing God’s consolation and joy, Pope Francis said.
And just as I am tempted to bite into a burger combo, I am in the same way tempted to sink my teeth into the daily dish of parish affairs. That’s right, people, ain’t no gossip like church gossip.
Pope Francis prayed Mary would help Christians develop the “antibodies” needed to fight the modern diseases of indifference, hypocrisy and fear of foreigners.
No doubt traditions at Christmas, like much else in life, has changed. My own childhood memories are of setting up our family crib, without the baby until Christmas night of course, as well as music and singing.
Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within all Christians, Pope Francis said.