Kenosis instead of crankiness (26 Sunday Ordinary Time)

During the pandemic we have all experienced losses. In the second reading today from Phil 2, Paul teaches his audience how to live in peace when things are taken away from them. By following Jesus’ example of kenosis (= self-emptying) and accepting losses for the good of others we can ensure our loses do not wound us and lead to crankiness.

Longer audio version:https://theextrameisl.podbean.com/e/kenosis-instead-of-crankiness-26-sunday-of-ordinary-time-year-a/

Praise the Lord

Read the Whole Article at https://nickmeisl.blogspot.com/

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chair Launches Respect Life Month and Invites Catholics to ‘Live the Gospel of Life’

October is Respect Life Month, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued a statement encouraging Catholics to allow “the Gospel of Christ to touch and transform our own hearts and the decisions we make.”

Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows:

“As Catholics in the United States, we will soon mark our annual observance of October as Respect Life Month. It is a time to focus on God’s precious gift of human life and our responsibility to care for, protect, and defend the lives of our brothers and sisters.

Praise the Lord

Read the Whole Article at https://zenit.org/

Archbishop Eamon Martin Calls for Family Rosary Crusade Against Covid-19

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has called for a Family Rosary Crusade against Covid-19 during the month of October.

“I invite families all over Ireland to pray the Rosary together at home each day for God’s protection during this time of Coronavirus.

“These past six months have reminded us of the importance of the “domestic Church” – the Church of the sitting room and kitchen – the Church that meets every time a family stands or kneels down, or sits down to pray together!

Praise the Lord

Read the Whole Article at https://zenit.org/

AI, Food for All, Dialogue and Experiences

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IBM, and Microsoft, at an event organized today with the Pontifical Academy for Life, relaunched a commitment towards developing forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are inclusive and promote sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security.

The aim of the September 24, 2020, online event: AI, Food for All. Dialogue and Experiences is to reinforce and build upon the Rome Call for AI Ethics endorsed by Pope Francis and co-signed by FAO, IBM, and Microsoft at a conference hosted by the Academy in February.

The discussions also focused on concrete ways through which AI can contribute to achieving the goal of feeding an estimated global population of nearly 10 billion by 2050, and do this while safeguarding natural resources and addressing challenges such as climate change and the impacts of shocks including COVID-19.

Praise the Lord

Read the Whole Article at https://zenit.org/

Responding to Recent Challenges in Pastoral Care of Migrants in Europe

Card. Michael Czerny S.J. Undersecretary, Migrants, and Refugees Section, Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, gave the following address at the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Europe,  September 25-25, 2020. His theme was “Responding to Recent Challenges in the Pastoral Care of Migrants in Europe.”

******

Most Reverend Eminences and Excellencies, Reverend Monsignors and Fathers,

Praise the Lord

Read the Whole Article at https://zenit.org/