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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – July 3, 2016 The theme of “peacefulness” appears in all three of today’s readings, and there is a definite link between the first reading from Isaiah (66:10-14) and the reading from the Gospel of Luke (10:1-12, 17-20). Isaiah’s poetry celebrates the long-awaited return of Israel from exile ...read more
Here’s a few things happening in the church across Canada: In Montreal, one family is fighting to stay in the country after their refugee claims were denied. The family’s parish has launched a campaign to raise public awareness about their case. The parish pastor calls the government’s reaction so far a “wall of indifference.” In ...read more
In his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes, “I am mission on this earth” [EG 273]. That phrase really stuck with me, partly because I was on my way down to Maracaibo, Venezuela for the 4th Missionary Congress of the Americas (Cam 4) and the 9th Latin American Missionary Congress (Comla 9). In ...read more
What does it mean to be a missionary? This is the question that participants are asking at the Missionary Congress of the Americas in Maracaibo, Venezuela. How would you answer this question? ...read more
The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – July 7, 2013 The theme of “peacefulness” appears in all three readings today, and there is a definite link between the first reading from Isaiah (66:10-14c) and the reading from the Gospel of Luke (10:1-12, 17-20). Isaiah’s poetry celebrates the long-awaited return of Israel from exile ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Pope Francis prays for the victims of the fertilization plant explosion in Texas, the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, and Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ receives communications award from Allianz Group. ...read more