Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Holy See – too much diplomacy, too little faith Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong says the Holy See’s diplomacy seeks a compromise at all costs with the Chinese government, risking “to sell out the faithful Church”. Zen’s comments were made during Mass in his homily, where he recalled Fr. Wei Heping (Yu Heping), who died two years ago in mysterious and Read more

Let’s talk sex youth tell Vatican Comments 1

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Young people helping the Vatican hierarchy prepare for next year’s Synod say the bishops should be open to hearing young people talk about sex, love and sexuality. The theme for the October 2018 conference is “Young people, faith, and vocational discernment”. To involve young people in planning and preparation for the conference, the Secretariat General of Read more

Free in Deed: what happens when faith is truly tested Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

You probably recognise David Harewood from one of several major television series. In recent years the British actor has played significant roles in Homeland, Supergirl, The Night Manager and Doctor Who, to name but a few. Now he’ll be opening the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) at the BT Tower on September 6 with his Read more

Pope’s visit to Colombia about not politics Comments 0

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The Vatican says the Pope’s upcoming visit to Colombia is about about renewing the Catholic faith of Colombians so violence may be fought at its root. It is not about making a political statement. Read more Related Posts:Pope Francis will definitely visit EgyptPhotos of Pope Francis shape the way we see himVatican’s Secretary of State Read more

Fatih-based investing: doing good and doing well Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Patricia Daly is a Dominican nun who has been lobbying corporations to be socially responsible for so long that she has a rich trove of stories about battling recalcitrant execs and pushing faith-based resolutions at shareholder meetings. But one of her favorites dates from just a few years ago when she Read more

3D Faith Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

We were nearing the end of a writing workshop and it was time for questions. Given the subjects covered, I expected queries about submissions, publishers or maybe agents. But the first question was, “Do you think writing is like meditation?” and from that evolved a vigorous conversation about the spiritual aspect of inspiration and creative Read more

No belief in devil, no purpose in redeemer Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Not believing in the devil isn’t a good idea, warns Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput. There is a medieval Christian saying, “no devil, no Redeemer,” he says. “The modern world makes it hard to believe in the devil. But it treats Jesus Christ the same way. And that’s the point.” Read more Related Posts:What is a Read more

If there is faith, scientific study of the universe is prayer Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

“At the beginning of time, God spoke to us through Creation, says the Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians. Therefore, to study the universe with science, is an act of prayer, a way of encountering God.” However, to do so, “it is necessary to encounter God first as Father, as Abba, otherwise God cannot Read more

Faith, politics and elections Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Keep religion out of politics. As a catch-cry it is nonsensical. Religions and faith have always been in the politics game and vice versa. The Sanhedrin, the body which oversaw the trial of Jesus, was political. And civic institutions which support and uphold democracy across our globe are founded on a Judaeo-Christian understanding of the Read more

The living, the dead, and Alfred Lord Tennyson Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Although never fond of church going and heedless of doctrinal orthodoxy, Tennyson was profoundly religious, stating: “Two things I have always been firmly convinced of—God—and that death will not end my existence.” Early and late, Tennyson’s theme was mortal beauty.  In The Princess (1847), when he was scarcely forty, he set it to an enchanting Read more