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Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri Explains How the Synod on the Family Will Unfold VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 2, 2015 ... Church and the contemporary world", which will commence on Sunday 4 October. "Tomorrow evening, in St. Peter's Square, in the presence of the Holy Father, a prayer vigil will be held in preparation for the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, to be attended by the Synod Fathers, the participants in the Synod and all the faithful of the world, on an initiative of the Italian Episcopal Conference, which has invited families, movements and ecclesial ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/10/cardinal-lorenzo-baldisseri-explains.html
Repost: Ember in September RORATE CÆLI - September 22, 2015 The equinox has just arrived, bringing with it the beautiful days of Autumn (and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere). The Roman Church once again reminds us of the cycle of the seasons in these Ember Days in September. We re-post, for those who are not aware of it, this article first posted by us in 2008. May you all have fruitful days. ___________________________________________________________ THE GLOW OF THE EMBER DAYS By Michael P. Foley A potential danger of ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/09/repost-ember-in-sept-ember.html
Pope's Video Message to the Second International Congress of Theology in Buenos Aires: Overcome the Divorce Between Theo VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 4, 2015 ... extracts from the message are published below: "The anniversary of the Faculty of Theology celebrates the coming to maturity of a particular Church. It celebrates life, history, the faith of the People of God journeying on earth and in search of 'understanding' and 'truth' from their own positions. … It seems to me of great importance to link this event with the 50th anniversary of the Closing of Vatican Council II. There exists no ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/09/popes-video-message-to-second.html
Activities of the Holy Father and the Holy See During the Month of August VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 2, 2015 ... begins a series of reflections on three aspects of family life: rest, work and prayer, starting with the first. The divine commandment to pause in our daily tasks reminds us that man, as the image of God, is a master rather than a slave to work. He urges us to free ourselves of our obsession with economic gain, which undermines human rhythms of life and denies us the time for what is truly important. 19. Francis speaks about work and the family. The management of work, he ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/09/activities-of-holy-father-and-holy-see.html
The Hill of Taize DA MIHI ANIMAS - August 31, 2015 ... of L'Osservatore Romano, for the 70th anniversary of Brother Roger Schutz's arrival on the hill of Taizé in France. Brother Roger started the ecumenical Taizé community, and was killed five years ago at age 90. * * * It was Aug. 20, 1940, 70 years ago, when Roger Schutz arrived for the first time in Taizé. In that summer of war in a France subjected to the invader, the Swiss Calvinist pastor certainly could not imagine that in a not too distant future -- already ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-hill-of-taize.html
Ecumenism in the 21st Century: Can We Really Be One? EYES ON HEAVEN - August 31, 2015 ... divided?" when he heard that Christians were claiming to belong to Paul, Apollo or Cephus. He urged the Christians to "be united in the same mind and in the same purpose" (1 Cor 1:10). Two thousand years later, we look around and see that we are still far from Christian unity and must still work on being of the same mind and purpose. We talk about it. We long for it. We reiterate the significance of Christian unity every time we say the Nicene Creed and refer ...http://eyesonheaven.net/ecumenism-in-the-21st-century-can-we-really-be-one/