GOOD READS FOR THE WEEK
From Zenit. “The mercy of the Lord goes out to meet those who dare to argue with Him, but to argue about the truth, about the things one does or does not do, [and He argues] in order to correct me. This, then, is the great love of the Lord, in this dialectic between saying and doing. To be a Christian means to do: to do the will of God – and on the last day – because all of us will have one – that day what shall the Lord ask us? Will He say: ‘What you have said about me?’ No. He shall ask us about the things we did.”
The Holy Father pointed to the lines from Matthew’s Gospel, which foretell the Last Judgment, when God will call men to account for what they have done to the hungry, thirsty, imprisoned, strangers. “This,” said the Holy Father, “is the Christian life: mere talk leads to vanity, to that empty pretense of being Christian – but no, that way one is not a Christian at all.”:
CERC, http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/updates/latest.html. Reformation commemoration report was taken from this.
Aleteia.org gives a variety of daily Catholic news.
www.dailymaverick.co.za provides insightful comments on current events, sometimes including a religious perspective, e.g. Fr Russell Pollitt on the SA Budget