Today's Homily Resource

21st October. Tuesday of Week 29

All meant to form one, big human family



20Oct In tribute to Fr Anthony J Butler RIP

In tribute to Fr Anthony J Butler RIP

October 20th, 2014

Fr Anthony J Butler SMA died on 16 October 2014 and was buried in Wilton, Cork on 20 October. Tony was a loyal ACP member and a frequent contributor to this site. In tribute to his passing, we re-publish his

18Oct Provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address at the closing of the Synod:

Provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address at the closing of the Synod:

October 18th, 2014

Address of Pope Francis at end of Synod.

“… a temptation to hostile inflexibility of the so-called ‘traditionalists’ and also of the intellectuals… the temptation of the ‘do-gooders,’… of the so-called ‘progressives and liberals…’

17Oct How hungry are the Sheep?

How hungry are the Sheep?

October 17th, 2014

Redemptorist Stan Mellett, who ministers in Ballyfermot, reflects on his ministry and questions if we need to refocus our efforts so the gathering will truly be the ‘people of God’ celebrating the gift of God in Jesus at the Eucharistic table.

16Oct Reconciliation: Penance: Confession: A disappearing Sacrament?

Reconciliation: Penance: Confession: A disappearing Sacrament?

October 16th, 2014

Brendan Hoban revisits the topic of confession and ponders how it can be saved.

15Oct Catholic Tipping Point: U.S. Speaking Tour

Catholic Tipping Point: U.S. Speaking Tour

October 15th, 2014

Information on Tony Flannery's speaking tour of the United States

15Oct ‘Why Women felt compelled to speak out in Killaloe Diocese’

‘Why Women felt compelled to speak out in Killaloe Diocese’

October 15th, 2014

Kathleen McDonnell in her address at Claremorris explained why she and others in Killaloe diocese felt compelled to speak out against the introduction of the male only permanent diaconate.

14Oct Synod on the Family: mid way document

Synod on the Family: mid way document

October 14th, 2014

The " post discussion report" of the General Rapporteur, Card. Péter Erdő is published here in full so you can read it and form your own opinions.
Certainly, the tone and language are entirely different to what we are accustomed to hearing in Vatican documents in recent years.

13Oct A life in the day of a Parish……

A life in the day of a Parish……

October 13th, 2014

Seamus Ahearne shares his thoughts on a day in the life of a parish
"The life in the day could fill a book and not a page"
"The routine of daily living is ‘killing the spirit’ of so many."
"We are invited to open the eyes of our hearts, minds, imaginations to the enjoyment, hilarity, fun, laughter and peace. It isn’t only Autumn is colourful. Life is full and good. The day goes on. "

11Oct Claremorris Meeting on the Voice of Women in the Church

Claremorris Meeting on the Voice of Women in the Church

October 11th, 2014

A short report on the Meeting in Claremorris on the Voice of Women in the Church, which took place today (Saturday)

09Oct Fifth Anniversary

Fifth Anniversary

October 9th, 2014

Brendan Hoban reflects on five years of ACP.