Ignatius of Loyola: Theology as a Way of Living

‘What Ignatius gives us is not a scholastic or academic theology; it is not a theory, but a theology that is lived and experienced. In this sense, too, our theology becomes a daily action, shaping and making our lives.’ … James Hanvey SJ exposes the theological vision manifested in the Spiritual Exercises and in Ignatius’s…

Orthodox Christians Observe Forgiveness Sunday

Voice of Russia: Orthodox Christians observe Forgiveness Sunday, which precedes Lent. On this day it is customary to ask forgiveness for all grievances and seek reconciliation with foes… The rite of forgiveness was conceived in Egyptian monasteries. There, the monks would each go off, alone, to spend all 40 days of Lent in the desert. Since…

Egypt: 4000 Muslims Attack Christian Homes and Torch Church

Oh Lord, have mercy! AINA: A mob of nearly four thousand Muslims has attacked Coptic homes this evening in the village of Soul, Atfif in Helwan Governorate, 30 kilometers from Cairo, and torched the Church of St. Mina and St. George. There are conflicting reports about the whereabouts of the Church pastor Father Yosha and three…

Why Dr Zahi Hawass Resigned

Well, the answer is on his personal blog, so it’s, err, from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Q: Dr. Hawass, during many years you have been the image of modern Egyptology. Why are you leaving now? Yes, that sounds just like him. A video to follow soon… [apparently].