Today's Homily Resource

24th April. Easter Thursday

Reconciled, by the power from on high



23Apr The Politics of Saint-Making

The Politics of Saint-Making

April 23rd, 2014

PAUL VALLELY

With the forthcoming canonisations of two Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II, is it time to look again at the purpose saints are meant to serve. Is the whole process of ‘canonisation’ in need of radical overhaul?

23Apr Is Catholicism now deemed to be old-fashioned, irrational, and unacceptable? Brendan Hoban asks in his weekly Western People column.

Is Catholicism now deemed to be old-fashioned, irrational, and unacceptable? Brendan Hoban asks in his weekly Western People column.

April 23rd, 2014

In rejecting a version of Catholicism that diminished human freedom, led to outrageous scandal and that in retrospect is now seen to have diminished people and Church, Irish society seems intent on categorising religion and spirituality as unacceptable, irrelevant, even dangerous in a civilised society.

17Apr Comment on Irish Times Cartoon

Comment on Irish Times Cartoon

April 17th, 2014

The leadership of the ACP protests in the strongest possible terms at a cartoon in the Irish Times that they perceive to be gratuitously insulting to Irish Catholic priests

14Apr The pull of Good Friday

The pull of Good Friday

April 14th, 2014

Brendan Hoban, in this reflection published in the Western People, explores what it is about Good Friday that  still resonates with our lives.

14Apr Calvary- John Michael McDonagh’s New Film

Calvary- John Michael McDonagh’s New Film

April 14th, 2014

This review of the film ‘Calvary’ was written by Pat Moore, priest of Kerry diocese. He assures me it is well worth seeing.

12Apr Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests – Pope Francis and the ordination of married men.

Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests – Pope Francis and the ordination of married men.

April 12th, 2014

The ACP calls on the Irish bishops to respond with courage and conviction to the direct challenge presented to them by Pope Francis

11Apr Married men could be ordained priests if world’s bishops agree – Pope Francis

Married men could be ordained priests if world’s bishops agree – Pope Francis

April 11th, 2014

“The Pope explained that he could not take everything in hand personally from Rome. We local bishops, who are best acquainted with the needs of our faithful, should be corajudos, that is ‘courageous’ in Spanish, and make concrete suggestions,”

11Apr Danger area! Do we have an ethical issue with banks?

Danger area! Do we have an ethical issue with banks?

April 11th, 2014

It would be difficult for us to continue operating normally without using banking services. Do we, or should we, have an ethical issue with the banking services we use as individuals and as a church?
Padraig McCarthy

10Apr Death of Canon Michael Cassidy.

Death of Canon Michael Cassidy.

April 10th, 2014

We are grateful to Paddy Ferry for sending us this tribute to a great man and priest, Canon Michael Cassidy

01Apr Lessons for the Church from recent State scandals?

Lessons for the Church from recent State scandals?

April 1st, 2014

Brendan Hoban in his Western People article reflects on what we can all learn from how authorities handled the whistleblowers in An Garda Siochána.