Today's Homily Resource

20th August. Wednesday, Week 20

Defender of the weak



19Aug An Invitation to come to Rome 02 – 05 October 2014

An Invitation to come to Rome 02 – 05 October 2014

August 19th, 2014

An Invitation to come to Rome 02 - 05 October 2014 to ensure that families are recognized, included, and listened to by the Bishops attending the Synod in Rome.

18Aug Positive engagement of rank and file priests cannot be dismissed as negative

Positive engagement of rank and file priests cannot be dismissed as negative

August 18th, 2014

Brendan Hoban tells us in his Western People column that bishop of Rome "Francis is 78, and might be dismissed as ‘an ageing, disillusioned priest’ – but he knows the score. I would argue that Francis and the ACP are singing out of the same hymn-sheet, even if others seem determined to drown out our voices."

17Aug The Real Root of Inequality?

The Real Root of Inequality?

August 17th, 2014

It is usually only a deep personal crisis of some kind that can – through heartfelt prayer – shake us free of the delusion that our value depends upon what others think of us

11Aug “ Courage”! “ It is I. Don’t be afraid”

“ Courage”! “ It is I. Don’t be afraid”

August 11th, 2014

Brian Eyre, catholic married priest, Recife, Brazil, asks is it more important to demand that the Eucharist can only be celebrated by celibate priests or that it be made available to people frequently by allowing celibate or married priests celebrate it.

09Aug Christian response to Violence?

Christian response to Violence?

August 9th, 2014

How can we respond to violence?

06Aug “Women: The Elephant in the Church. A tract for our Times”

“Women: The Elephant in the Church. A tract for our Times”

August 6th, 2014

Launch of Mary T. Malone’s new book (published by Columba Press) by Gina Menzies

05Aug Statement from the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) on crisis in vocations

Statement from the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) on crisis in vocations

August 5th, 2014

We appeal to the Irish Bishops to add their voice to the growing
chorus now accepting the need for a married as well as a celibate priesthood
in our Church.

04Aug Circular Letter on the Sign of Peace at Mass.

Circular Letter on the Sign of Peace at Mass.

August 4th, 2014

Nathan Chase has posted an article in praytellblog.com commenting on a recent circular letter, dealing with the "sign of peace" at Mass, from The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
In light of the many crises facing the church would it be fair to apply the old cliche about deck chairs being moved on the Titanic to this circular letter?

04Aug Pope lifts suspension of Father D’Escoto, former Sandinista official

Pope lifts suspension of Father D’Escoto, former Sandinista official

August 4th, 2014

Pope Francis has lifted the suspension of Maryknoll Fr. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann, who was ordered 29 years ago to stop exercising his priestly ministry because he refused to give up his political position in Nicaragua's Sandinista government.

01Aug August is a wicked month! Or is it ‘the silly season’ ?

August is a wicked month! Or is it ‘the silly season’ ?

August 1st, 2014

Seamus Ahearne reminds us that August is often spoken of as the ‘silly season’ when any old trivial story will fly and fill the spaces. His stories may be ‘kites’ but they hint at a culture that is changing. We either embrace this new world or it runs away from us and we become irrelevant.