Today's Homily Resource

23 August. Wednesday, Week 20

Saint Eugene, bishop; Saint Rose of Lima, virgin

1st Reading: Judges 9:6-15

In a riddle Jotham curses Abimelech and the people of Shechem

All the masters of Shechem and all Beth-millo came together, and they went and made Abimelech king, …

21Aug Remember and forgive

Remember and forgive

August 21st, 2017

Brian Fahy in looking back at years that have passed points to an important lesson. "‘Forgive and forget’ will not do. ‘Remember and forgive’ seems to be a far better way to healthy living today."

21Aug A sense of entitlement

A sense of entitlement

August 21st, 2017

Brendan Hoban in his Western People column casts an eye at a sense of entitlement that can lead to some people in positions of responsibility and authority being disconnected with the everyday realities of ‘ordinary’ life.

14Aug Lazy, hazy days with a good book

Lazy, hazy days with a good book

August 14th, 2017

Brendan Hoban lets us know what he's reading this summer when he's not writing his column for the Western People.

13Aug Talking of vocation…

Talking of vocation…

August 13th, 2017

Chris McDonnell writing recently in the Catholic Times suggests that a rethink of 'vocation' is needed but that there will only be a response to the current crisis when 'a realistic connection is made with contemporary needs.'

11Aug Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

August 11th, 2017

Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Statement by Fr. Roy Donovan -"Deaconesses for Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly!"

Updated with link to interview with Roy Donovan on RTE Radio 1

10Aug Time for dialogue on sexual ethics

Time for dialogue on sexual ethics

August 10th, 2017

The editorial staff of the NCR call for a dialogue about sexual ethics.
"We strongly encourage dialogue between laypeople and church leaders regarding all issues in the sexual sphere. But we also recognize that dialogue can have its limits, particularly if those in leadership do not demonstrate an openness to developing the church’s teaching on sex and sexuality."

02Aug Needing more than Needle and Thread

Needing more than Needle and Thread

August 2nd, 2017

Seamus Ahearne looks at the week that was, raids ‘the pockets of God’ and "lifts us beyond the ordinary and the obvious and enables us to see the treasure and the pearl."

31Jul Guiding Lights

Guiding Lights

July 31st, 2017

Brian Fahy, on reading the recent article by Gabriel Daly OSA, speaks of other 'guiding lights', people and writers 'whose words and spirit would stir life in me'.

31Jul The presumption of guilt

The presumption of guilt

July 31st, 2017

The Irish Independent interviewed Tim Hazelwood, member of ACP leadership team, concerning the false allegation that was made against him and the toll it took on him. Tim also deals with the pressures that  priests experience due to the continuing and increasing shortage of priests.

31Jul Presider’s Pages for August 2017 published

Presider’s Pages for August 2017 published

July 31st, 2017

To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of August have now been published on the ‘Presider’s Page’ of the LITURGY section, and under the title PRAYERS OF THE FATHFUL. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams …

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