RELIGION

The Good Shepherd: glorifying the Father with his word and action

A fundamental element that makes up the Good Shepherd is his sense of responsibility. A well-understood responsibility that encompasses all aspects of life, a responsibility that does not exclude, all its “sheep” are important, it does not make distinctions, does not judge their thinking, and even when it greatly respects their freedom, it helps and collaborates to have great sense of what is fair, respectable and above all that which makes his life honorable and worthy. That is why the Shepherd guides the path of good, raises his voice to point out the danger, he faces without fear everything and anyone who threatens the stability and common good of his flock. The Pastor cannot, under any circumstances, live apart from reality, as this also affects him as a person and above all “helps him to help”, puts him in the capacity of being able to transmit the Gospel in a coherent and practical way that contributes to the construction of the Kingdom of God and the salvation of souls. It is necessary to look with the eyes of God, listen with the ears of God, embrace with the arms of God, in order to see God in everyone. […]

SOCIETY

Verbs and vestments: to stay (II)

Staying in Cuba, in addition to day-to-day efforts, also generates spiritual consequences. In a rapidly aging population, more and more households are experiencing the so-called empty nest syndrome. Parents and grandparents, whose ages do not allow them to go to fight and work in other skies, stay here, with some of the children, or with none, because the young people leave. The empty family chairs every Sunday, not infrequently hurt more than any material lack. In some text, the writer Leonardo Padura said that our country suffered from a permanent exceptionality. That state of perennial tension, which with strokes of humor and irony we try to forget and navigate, seems at times never to abandon us. The desire that, sometime, normality, calm, some peace finally touch our island doors and settle on the side here of the waters that surround us, is one of those hopes that should not be extinguished. Perhaps like this, leaving or staying to live in this beautiful land, would not be extraordinary decisions or designated as a solution to many needs of all kinds. […]

RELIGION

Mensaje del Papa Francisco para la Jornada Mundial de los Pobres 2021

La Santa Sede difundió este lunes 14 de junio el mensaje del Papa Francisco para la V Jornada Mundial de los Pobres, que tendrá lugar el próximo 14 de noviembre de 2021. El Mensaje, que lleva por título “A los pobres los tienen siempre con ustedes”, una frase extraída del Evangelio de San Marcos, se firmó ayer domingo 13 de junio, fiesta de San Antonio de Padua, en San Juan de Letrán, sede de la diócesis de Roma. […]

RELIGION

Allocution, XI Sunday in Ordinary Time

Remembering that Jesus loved to teach the truth with parables or stories, Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García, in his Sunday address, assured “that the deepest truth is found with the help of a short and simple story.” In fact, he said, “young children like to hear stories that carry morals and directions for living decently and honestly.” He insisted that when Jesus tells us about sowing the seed, he invites us to cultivate good, honesty, family harmony, and the kingdom of God. “A little teaching can bear abundant fruit, it can transform a bad person into a good one, a thief into an honest one, a father who abandoned his children into a close and good father, a family separated by hatred into a united family. A little teaching works miracles. God likes to work with the small ”. […]

RELIGION

XI Sunday in Ordinary Time

We please God the Father more and better when in everything we think, say and do we become more like his Son Jesus Christ. What would Jesus do, how would he act, what would he say, in the face of this person or circumstance … these are the questions we have to ask ourselves to act better. Certainly, constant good spirits is not easy at all, especially in the present moment, with the pandemic, with the situations of pain and unease that invade us, with the fear of the future and the precarious conditions in which we live, with the work and coexistence problems that plague us. But good cheer is not only a state of mind but an attitude, a desire, a way of life, a personal choice of the Christian and a gift that God the Father grants to those of us who totally entrust ourselves to Him and are capable of preserving the peace that only He gives us. […]

RELIGION

Address of the Holy Father Francis to the community of priests of St. Louis of the French in Rome

The Pope asked priests to shed themselves, their preconceptions, their dreams of greatness, their self-affirmation, to put God and people at the center of their daily concerns. “To put the holy and faithful people of God at the center, you have to be a pastor. ‘No, I would like to be only an intellectual, not a pastor’: ask for the reduction to the lay state, it will suit you better, and be an intellectual. But if you are a priest, be a pastor. You will be a shepherd, in many ways, but always in the midst of God’s people. ” […]

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RELIGION

Lay Christian spirituality

Christian spirituality is not synonymous with pietism or spiritualism. Nor is it to live in a glass tower isolated from the rest of the world or to be blank-eyed staring at the sky. Christian spirituality has an essential part which is its commitment to transform the person, the family and society for the better. […]

SOCIETY

Brushstrokes of disappointment

The reading of this text by Dr. Rolando Naranjo, neurologist and anthropologist, on the loss of illusion is simple and timely. The specialist assures that “nothing is absolutely guaranteed in society, everything requires courage, sometimes daring”. […]

RELIGION

Corpus Christi Sunday

The Feast of Corpus Christi invites us to put our eyes and our hearts anew on Christ the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the sacrament that, each time it is celebrated, makes the offering of Christ present in obedience to the Father, who is also an offering for us and towards us. It is the sacrament through which Jesus fulfills the promise that he made to his disciples before going up to heaven: “I will be with you always.” […]