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Faith in God

VINNIES VIEW by Brian Moore THE definition of the word faith is a belief without evidence. Faith is a confidence or trust in something that may not be seen. The root or foundation of our Catholic faith is the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Someone once asked great British preacher C.H. Spurgeon if he could put in a ... Read More »

Defend life: Economics without ethics are deadly, cardinal says

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga

By Cindy Wooden THE economy is a human creation, not a god, so humans have the responsibility to manage the economy in a way that benefits the most people, president of Caritas Internationalis Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said. “The economy is not a god. We have to have the courage to put it in its place,” the cardinal said ... Read More »

Tears often are only correct response to suffering, Pope tells youths

Pope Francis embraces child

THE realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a 12-year-old girl about why God allows suffering, led Pope Francis to set aside the first text he had prepared for a meeting yesterday (January 18) with the young people of the Philippines. “Certain realities in life can only be seen through eyes cleansed by tears,” the ... Read More »

Pope says without closeness and compassion, excellent preaching is useless

Pope Francis

BEAUTIFUL homilies are useless and mere vanity if you are not close to the people, if you do not suffer with the people and do not give hope. This was Pope Francis’ reflection on September 16 during morning Mass in Santa Marta, the day on which the Church remembers the Sts Cornelius and Cyprian, who were martyrs. The Gospel of ... Read More »

Church rediscovers its role as mother by welcoming, loving, Pope says

Pope Francis with people

“I LIKE to dream of a Church that lives the compassion of Jesus,” Pope Francis told more than 7000 priests, religious, catechists and parish council members from the Diocese of Rome. If every parish embodied the virtues of compassion, tenderness, patience and welcoming, the Catholic Church would be the mother she claimed to be and would continue to generate numerous ... Read More »

Where is Jesus Christ this Christmas?

Brian Moore

VINNIES VIEW By Brian Moore “I bring you good tidings of great joy … For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord … You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12 WHAT has happened to the old-fashioned, spiritual Christmas? Could the ... Read More »

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