Some articles which caught our eye for you to browse with that cuppa!
Crux - On Chibok anniversary, Christians are caught between hope and experience
Vatican Insider - Francis: Catholics who judge, criticize offer 'counter-witness' to Jesus - Pope Francis on Sunday strongly criticized Christians who hypocritically judge others, saying they offer a "counter-witness" to Jesus. The pontiff also prayed for the 71 migrants who died in Austria and asked the international community to act.
NYT - Church Inquiry May Pit Pope Against a Popular Bosnian Shrine
Esquire - What Happened When I Dressed Like a Priest - An investigation into the power of the uniform.
Patheos - Why Yes, I Do Think Reforms of Annulment Process Are Needed
NCR - Taizé: A parable of communion - Recently, the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé celebrated three anniversaries. It marked 100 years since the birth of its founder, Br. Roger Schütz; the 10th anniversary of his death; and the 75th anniversary of his first arrival on the idyllic little hill in Burgundy that he would later make famous.
Patheos - Why Won’t the Catholic Church “Get With the Times” and Ordain Women Priests?
Don’t Forget the Dead! Reviving Lost Spiritual Practices
NYT - Oliver Sacks: Sabbath - Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82. Several days before he died, a valedictory essay titled “Sabbath” appeared in The Times. In it, Dr. Sacks considered the importance of the Sabbath in human culture and concluded:
“And now, weak, short of breath, my once-firm muscles melted away by cancer, I find my thoughts, increasingly, not on the supernatural or spiritual, but on what is meant by living a good and worthwhile life — achieving a sense of peace within oneself. I find my thoughts drifting to the Sabbath, the day of rest, the seventh day of the week, and perhaps the seventh day of one’s life as well, when one can feel that one’s work is done, and one may, in good conscience, rest.”Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church 0
Pope Francis: SSPX priests will licitly and validly absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy; where the faithful approach them for the sacrament.
The Jaw-Dropping Wonder of St. Petersburg: The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Solemn High Requiem Mass Held For The Spirit Of Vatican II (from the satirical site Eye of the Tiber)