Posts in the "The Church" category

Articles on the structure and the functioning of the Church, as well as its spiritual nature.

 

The Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world” (Mt 5: 13, 14) In keeping with the desires of the episcopate of Africa, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, officially convoked the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, which is to take place in the Vatican [...]

A Time of Humility and Pastoral Charity even for the Pope.

In these last months since Jan 21, the Church, and particularly the Pope, have gone through a tough time. The lifting of the excommunication on the four Bishops of the Society of St Pius X, caused great uproar in Church circles as well as in relations with the Jewish people. Mistakes were admittedly made from [...]

Questions on the practice of Lent !

A friend has asked, what are we supposed to do during Lent? How is one to Fast? What is Ash Wednesday about and What particular things can one do for Lent? On matters of fasting and abstinence Ash Wednesday and Good Friday of the Easter Triduum are days of fasting and abstinence. Fasting consists of [...]

Peggy Noonan captures JP2 and B16

Here is a quick line from an article by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal, an article definitely worth the read: Oh, you miss that old man when you are here! You feel the presence of his absence. The souvenir shops know. They sell framed pictures and ceramic plates of the pope: John Paul. [...]