Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
Editor’s note: The following column for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time was inadvertently omitted from last week’s Tidings. This week, we are running Bill Peatman’s column for both the 20th and 21st Sundays, with our apologies for the error.
Today’s first reading shares a powerful vision of what God wants our spiritual communities to be: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:08
Msgr. Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenesche, undersecretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, cited the saying in an interview Aug. 9 with the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, about the task of translating Mass texts and the Bible.
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:04
We ask, “Why is this happening?” but it’s a rhetorical question. We assume it shouldn’t be happening.
Friday, 05 August 2011 08:59
I’m not sure we’re there yet. There are worshippers of God, Catholic and otherwise, in virtually every nation and race in the world, But they, or we, are not yet united in a single home. We tend to want to separate into groups that are identified more by our differences in beliefs. Are we all part of one global “house of prayer for all nations?” I don’t think so.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 13:32
They are often sudden, overwhelming events that destroy lives and livelihoods. Insurance companies refer to these kinds of events as “acts of God.” Are they?