Monthly Archives: July 2013

Daily Reflections – 31 Jul 2013

Good or Bad Posted: 31 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT Today’s Gospel Text:  “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; 48 when it was full, men drew … Continue reading

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Nigerian bishop calls Catholics to be missionaries at home

Catholics should live out their everyday lives in a way that witnesses to those around them, offering hope in a world of darkness, said Bishop John Ebebe Ayah of Ogaja, Nigeria. “We are all missionaries,” the bishop said to a … Continue reading

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‘Disappointing’ Church did not take lead on marriage

  Christian Concern says it is “deeply disappointing” the Church did not speak out as strongly on gay marriage as it has on payday lenders. The advocacy group said the headlines around the Archbishop of Canterbury’s criticism of payday lender … Continue reading

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Eilis O’Hanlon: Blessed are the meek for theirs is more of the same old nothing

THERE are few things on earth smugger or more insufferable than an evangelical atheist. Worse still are those who call themselves humanists – people who seem to believe that, simply by rejecting religion, they have proven themselves more intelligent and … Continue reading

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Francis’ message to CELAM: Bishops and priests should not “infantalize” lay faithful

  The Pope with some Bishops of CELAM In his speech to the Coordinating Committee of CELAM, the Pope talked about the temptation of clericalism and asked pastors to be poor and merciful ANdrea Tornielli – taken from Vatican Insider … Continue reading

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Daily Reflections- 30 Jul 2013

Lord our Treasure Posted: 30 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT Today’s Gospel Text: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all … Continue reading

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Why are Catholics leaving their church to join the Pentecostals?

During his visit to Brazil , Francis, the Bishop of Rome, addressed 300 Brazilian bishops who joined him for lunch in the Rio archbishop’s residence and “delivered an unusually candid rebuke to the Catholic Church in Brazil , accusing it … Continue reading

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