Daily Archives: 8 August 2018

Scripture for the Sick or Dying: John 6:35-40

Care for people who are sick and dying has been part of Christianity from the time of Jesus. The Jewish tradition extends centuries into the past from there. In its rites for Pastoral Care, the Catholic church offers no less … Continue reading

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GeE 130: When Boldness Is Lacking

130. Blessed Paul VI, in referring to obstacles to evangelization, spoke of a lack of fervor (parrhesía) that is “all the more serious because it comes from within”.* How often we are tempted to keep close to the shore! Yet … Continue reading

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Aparecida 513-514: Faith in Cities

Cities are the place where the largest and most diverse groups of people gather. 513. The Church originally took shape in the large cities of its time, and made use of them to spread. Hence, we can joyfully and boldly … Continue reading

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