Covid-19’s questions to Christians: An African perspective

Fr. Louis Birabaluge, SX /Sierra Leone, West Africa The questions that the Covid-19 virus poses to Christians are to be understood from the origin of this deadly virus, its consequences on humanity and the means available today to defeat it. About its origin, available research shows that the virus is from animal origin, which subsequently […]

Communion of Saints: The Christian Mystical Tradition in Dialogue with Sufism

by Dorothy C Buck The Communion of Saints is deeply embedded in the mystical tradition of Catholic Christian belief and practice. Dating back to the beginning of Christianity 2000 years ago, it speaks to the very heart of the spiritual life of the Church. The striving for sanctity, or holiness in response to the Divine […]

“HUMANA COMMUNITAS” IN THE AGE OF PANDEMIC: UNTIMELY MEDITATIONS ON LIFE’S REBIRTH

On July 22, 2020, the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAL)  released a document on the lessons the human family can learn from the Covid-19 pandemic. After listing the challenges that our humanity is facing today due to the corona virus , the PAL urges everyone to develop an ethics of risk and solidarity to protect […]

Catholics in the USA between Elections and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fr. Carl Chudy, SX On April 26, 2020 President Donald Trump held a conference call with over 600 Catholic leaders including Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, our bishop, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and other leaders in Catholic education. The president identified himself as the “best [president] in […]

What Missionaries Can Teach Us in Post-Christian America

Three things American Christians can glean from our brothers and sisters on international missions. BRYAN LAUGHLIN We are reprinting an article from Christianity Today by Bryan Laughlin’s article which is very relevant for the Catholic Church, and indeed, it is at the heart of how we proclaim Christ in a Postsecular world. Many thanks to […]

The Global Situation: Threats & Opportunities / Scenarios

Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR, STDExecutive Co-Secretary, Commission for Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (USG/UISG)  The current global situation brought about by the pandemic is characterized as volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). There is fear, panic and uncertainty in face of an invisible enemy. The virus which started in Wuhan in December 2019 […]