In some ecclesial contexts, plans and proposals for blessings of unions of persons of the same sex are being advanced. Such projects are not infrequently motivated by a sincere desire to welcome and accompany homosexual persons, to whom are proposed paths of growth in faith, “so that those who manifest a homosexual orientation can receive the assistance they need to understand and fully carry out God’s will in their lives”.
he initiation of the Benedictine presence in Ukraine
The spiritual path of sons and daughters of St. Benedict continues in Ukraine but only in the abbey of nuns in Zhytomyr. There are no Benedictine monks, and until recently there was nothing to indicate that there would be, especially during this time of pandemic when no one thinks of beginning a new monastic foundation. But unexpectedly, an all-changing sign appeared.
All things have their beginning and their end. We all know and embrace this simple principle of life. Today it becomes most evident in the lives of two Knights of Columbus. The end of Carl Anderson’s ministry, becomes the beginning for you - Patrick E. Kelly.
There come times in life when a heart full of gratitude turns to God: “Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love lasts forever” (Ps 118:1). Very often God, in order to show his goodness and grace, uses people whom he calls and chooses to build and spread the Kingdom of God on earth through their witness of faith.