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Reflecting widespread Catholic concerns regarding social injustices that sprang from the industrial revolution, Pope Leo XIII laid out the Church’s position on labor unions in his landmark 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum.
Following the Fourth Week, Ignatius ends the Exercises with the Contemplation to Attain Love, a prayerful reflection on the mutual love between God and humanity that is expressed in union and joy.
From time immemorial, people have inquired into the essential purposes and values of political life. Seen through the eyes of Christian faith, politics is about love writ large.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Fourth Week: Jesus’ Appearance to the Eleven (Mk 16:14-20; Lk 16:36-49)
The Fourth Week invites us to share the disciples’ experience of Jesus’ resurrection. Here we present the major part of Jesus’ Appearance to the Eleven in the second ending of Mark’s gospel (16:9-19) and supplement it with Luke’s final appearance story.
Human creation in the “image and likeness of God” (Genesis 1:26) is the very foundation of Catholic social thought. Of course, many religions and philosophies affirm the dignity of the human person, but Christianity is noteworthy for the distinctive way that it elevates the spiritual principle that we humans are capable of intimate relationship with God and sanctified by Christ’s salvific grace.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola – Fourth Week: Jesus’ Appearance to Two of His Disciples on their Way to Emmaus (Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-35)
The Fourth Week invites us to share the disciples’ experience of Jesus’ resurrection. Here we present Jesus’ Appearance to Two of His Disciples on their Way to Emmaus in the second ending of Mark’s gospel (16:9-19) and supplement it with Luke’s description of this same story.