Reconciliation

Fr Francisco de Roux SJ has been chosen to lead Colombia’s Truth Commission. The commission seeks to establish the truth behind half-a-century of armed conflict with the Marxist FARC guerrillas. The Jesuit priest, a former provincial of Colombia, has more than 40 years of experience in promoting peace and is one of the men behind the CINEP, an influential Christian think tank. Fr ‘Pacho’ is the founder and director of the Magdalena Medio Development and Peace Programme.The formal title for the...
A time of Reconciliation and Adoration
Jesuit parishes, schools and other communities throughout Britain are responding to the Pope's call for the universal Church to set aside a period of '24 Hours for the Lord', by opening their doors for 24 hours this weekend. Pope Francis is inviting parishes around the world to provide a special welcome to visitors and worshippers tomorrow and Saturday, so that they might encounter Jesus Christ anew in the sacrament of Penance and Eucharistic Adoration.The theme chosen for this year's event is...
Georgetown University, Washington DC, Wikipedia Commons
Georgetown University in Washington DC has announced that it will issue a public apology for the Jesuits’ participation in the slave trade and enact a series of reforms. A working group was appointed last year by the university’s president, John DeGioia, and its recommendations were made public this week. They include a formal apology by way of a “Mass of Reconciliation” and the renaming of two campus buildings that previously honoured Jesuits who participated in the...
Pope Francis Meme
So, how are the New Year’s resolutions getting on?Well, maybe better we just don’t go into that.As it happens, the Church has a new year’s resolution given us by our Holy Father. It is one of Mercy – to bring reconciliation into the life of every single person we can.Of all things that I ever do in my life, I believe that the most useful to humanity, is hearing confessions. I think there is no suffering, no pain, no anguish in life that is greater than guilt – the knowledge deeply felt of all...
Terrorist attacks in Paris prompt prayers for peace and reconciliation
Jesuits and their associates throughout the world have condemned Friday’s acts of terrorism and have expressed their solidarity for the people of Paris.In Rome, Pope Francis sent a telegram to Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the Archbishop of Paris, in which he stated he was joined in prayer with the suffering of families affected by the drama and the pain of the French people. His message said he was asking God “to inspire thoughts of peace and solidarity in all”. Yesterday, at his weekly Angelus...
Reconciliation from Flickr by Grant MacDonald
If someone has done you an injury, what should you do?   We learn from the gospel how to go about mending a damaged relationship. If you feel you have been wronged by someone, Jesus says the first step is to speak directly, but privately, to the individual who has done the harm. Mt. 18:15~20One of the worst things we can do is brood over our grievance. This can poison the mind and heart and make it more difficult to go directly to the person who caused the damage. If we want to settle...
A morning of reflection on a Christian approach to becoming reconciled with creation will take place in the Marie Eugenie room at Heythrop College from 9.30am until 1pm.9.30    Welcome with coffee and tea10.00 Myles Allen (http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/people/allenmyles.php) - Climate Change: causes and consequences           Mary Colwell (http://curlewmedia.com/mary-colwell) - It is not just about Climate Change12.00  Coffee and...