Today's Homily Resource

16 October. Monday, Week 28

Saint Hedwig (opt mem.);
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (opt mem.);
Saint Gall (opt mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 1:1-7

Jesus, son of David is known as Son of God by the resurrection

From Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to …



12Oct The Lobinger Model of Teampriests

The Lobinger Model of Teampriests

October 12th, 2017

Bishop Lobinger (South America) has written creatively about the future of ministry in the Catholic Church, in view of the impending, or real, shortage of priests in many parts of the world. His ideas are being discussed widely in some …

12Oct Not just George Pell is on Trial: Michael Kelly S.J.

Not just George Pell is on Trial: Michael Kelly S.J.

October 12th, 2017

With acknowledgement to La Croix, this article is a disturbing account of the impact of clerical sex abuse on the Australian Church. It is crystallised in the trial of George Pell, which Kelly thinks will go on for a considerable …

08Oct Conference: Irish Catholicism on Trial. Oct 6 & 7

Conference: Irish Catholicism on Trial. Oct 6 & 7

October 8th, 2017

Phil Greene, an occasional commentator on this site, attended the conference, and has sent us these notes to give some idea of what went on. Like Phil, I too found it a most enjoyable and stimulating two days. (Tony F.)…

08Oct Don’t let life get you down

Don’t let life get you down

October 8th, 2017

Seamus Ahearne reflects on life and death, and threats of death, amid all the other day to day happenings in a busy life.
"The brush strokes of nature are also hints and whispers of life. They scatter the colours carelessly. They ask us to notice them and not to forget them. But maybe like nature and autumn, we need to throw around the unruly and incomplete brush strokes in our ministry. The unfinished days; the little celebrations; the Godliness of daily life; the laugher among us; the colours that we cannot take for granted. Possibly nature is talking to us. We too can be so serious (so immersed in the quicksand of problems). What are we doing to God’s world? Is that love song wasted on us?"

07Oct Brendan Hoban reviews Willie King’s new novel.

Brendan Hoban reviews Willie King’s new novel.

October 7th, 2017

What happened to God’s policemen

When we sense that there’s something strange going on under the surface and we’re not quite sure what it is, we often turn to writers and artists, to give an insight beyond the limits of …

02Oct A Dialogue of Hope, Critical Thinking for Critical Times

A Dialogue of Hope, Critical Thinking for Critical Times

October 2nd, 2017

Gerry O'Hanlon alerts us to a new publication that intends to spark a real and "constructive engagement and dialogue between secularists and religious believers, in order to imagine an alternative narrative" to one where "conventional economic models have failed, politics is fractured, what it means to be human is contested, and there is a Punch and Judy show of opposition between secularists and believers."

02Oct Statement by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on HPV vaccines

Statement by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on HPV vaccines

October 2nd, 2017

Statement issued by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan on HPV vaccines, 02 October 2017

02Oct Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (Acp)  Responding to Comments made on the HPV Vaccine

Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (Acp)  Responding to Comments made on the HPV Vaccine

October 2nd, 2017

Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (Acp) 
Responding to Comments made on the HPV Vaccine

01Oct The bishop and the vaccine

The bishop and the vaccine

October 1st, 2017

We carry a transcript of an interview between Brendan Hoban and radio presenter Monica Morley on 'Faith Alive' on Mid West Radio concerning the intervention by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinane in the debate on the HPV vaccine for young girls.

30Sep We are Church – Reformation 500 Project

We are Church – Reformation 500 Project

September 30th, 2017

We Are Church International is asking all WAC Groups around the world to take part in an international action to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.




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