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Passionists UK We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

In the face of life's evil and suffering, it is only possible to believe in a loving God, if that God is ‘on the scaffold’ too, alongside us.

Passionists UK Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

Hidden in the criminal justice system is the uncomfortable truth that no-one is ‘good’ or ‘bad’

From the outside, criminal justice stories divide the world into 'good' and 'bad'. But inside, we must constantly consider the mystery of the whole person.

Passionists UK Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Humanity is waiting for those who will find their lives - and find God - by leaving institutions behind and joining the powerless.

Passionists UK Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Standing at the foot of the cross may seem fruitless, but it is important, and significant. To speak this way is to speak of a deep unity, a deep communion, with others.

Passionists UK Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Calais refugee life is filled with the power of words

Alex Holmes, from our Partners at Catholic Worker Calais, shares snapshots of Calais refugee life.

Passionists UK As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

As Fr Ignatius Spencer is declared ‘venerable’, his life remains an inspiration and challenge

Why is the canonisation of Ignatius Spencer important? His life, and dedication to the poor, are an outstanding example to all of us.

Passionists UK Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Who could be blamed for struggling with anxiety in the current moment? But clutching at control doesn't allow much space for God.

Passionists UK Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

People will very often fall back into coping mechanisms once crisis intervention support has been taken away. We must provide everyday love and support to those people whose lives are in turmoil, and remind them of the God who loves them.

Passionists UK The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

Being classified as vulnerable affected how I thought about myself. For the first time in my life I felt useless, unnecessary.

Passionists UK Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Having the courage to let go of my ideas, prejudices and perceived control - and become more compassionate - is where my humanity likes to engage in a tug-of-war.

Passionists UK Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

If we want to be involved in society, if we want to form community, we have a duty to notice what is happening on the structural scale, not just the personal.

Passionists UK Becoming aware of the goodness around us

Becoming aware of the goodness around us

At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.

Passionists UK Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Engaging with race in the Catholic Worker movement

Our Passionist Partners at London Catholic Worker ask: how can houses of hospitality avoid 'white saviour' complexes, and engage with the Black Lives Matter movement?

Passionists UK A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

A Message from Pope Francis on the Passionists’ 300 year Jubilee

As Passionists celebrate 300 years of the life of the Congregation, Pope Francis circulated a letter to the Passionists worldwide.