The Easter event is all about faith in the possibility of a new man and woman re-created in the image of the risen Christ.
Series: Vatican-China Agreement in Peril?
In spite of the renewal of the agreement between the Vatican and Beijing, there remain thorny issues making the implementation of the deal tremendously challenging. Nevertheless, the Holy See continues along the path of dialogue for the good of the Church.
The Vatican criticized the Chinese government’s transfer of a Catholic bishop to a diocese not recognized by the Holy See. Some human rights advocates and religious freedom experts hope this shift in Rome’s posture toward Beijing will continue.
The U.S Supreme Court declared that abortion is not a constitutional right. Each individual state can restrict or ban abortion. But the opposite is also the reality in that Congress and states can make abortion legal. So, the unborn still desperately need our help!
Easter must be shared and we must become “agents” of the resurrection. As long as we give life, radiate hope, joy, and love, we make the resurrection a reality in our lives, and in other peoples’ lives.
Over the past 12 years, Syrians have suffered a terrible civil war, a pandemic, a financial crisis, and, more recently, a devastating earthquake. Syrian Christians have not necessarily suffered more than their compatriots, but the difficulties are threatening their very existence.
A vast amount of “mercy material” from Pope Francis is available. However, probably the best source is Francis’ 2015 document, Misericordiae Vultus [MV] (The Face of Mercy), wherein he proclaimed an entire year of mercy (2015-2016) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the close of Vatican Council II (1965).
Individuals, communities and nations keep holding on to memories of the injuries they received in the past. There is an urgent need of healing historic memories in order to take hurt feelings and bring into existence a less destructive world.
Are you feeling insecure? Don’t! Know your self-worth. To redeem one’s self needs good self-love. As the saying goes: “You are more than enough” and “You cannot please everybody” but instead, seek what makes you happy and keep that good feeling.
The writing of the Bible is a fascinating adventure. The original language of the Old Testament is Hebrew, and the New Testament is Greek. Since the beginning, the writing was done by hand. In the 15th century, the invention of the printing press radically changed the scenario.