" . . . older people and grandparents also have a mission of evangelization, proclamation and prayer, and of encouraging young people in their faith.”
One way to shake free from some of the pandemic self-pity we feel.
"We may live in the developed world, but our moral, spiritual and intellectual poverty is immense, and heartbreaking for all those who love life."
"I am a Catholic priest. Although I understand the legal reasons for the lack of remorse on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, I do not comprehend the moral reasons. I veer somewhere between sadness and anger."
"Liberation theology along with other philosophies that talk about justice and liberation are the answers to our worries and the problems of our society; they are not the definite or whole answer, no, but they are important."
What are your plans once restrictions are lifted and the pandemic is over?
"You remain at home, in a village, not knowing where to go and whom to contact. It is like those medieval sculptured reliefs in our Gothic cathedrals depicting the dance of death."
"The bison, the elks, the wolves, and even Simon the fox looked particularly shaggy, all seeming a little uncomfortable wearing the remains of winter fur in the 25 C heat."
The Effects of the Pandemic on Forced Migration in Central America, Mexico and the USA.
On 8 April, Fr John O'Brien, SJ, gave a talk entitled Resilience in a time of pandemic: A meditation for young professionals. Watch the webinar here.
Seven years ago today - February 13, 2014 - igNation posted it's first articles - one in each of our four categories - Our Culture, Our Daily Lives, Our Seasons, Our Spirituality. In honor of this first anniversary, we repost the first article. Please enjoy!
"We cannot be faithful to hope while at the same time demand instant solutions.”"
". . . the celebration “responds to a clear call that Pope Francis has been making to all humanity to build a present of peace in the encounter with the other.""