Kevin F Burke shares a reflection on blessings, which could form the basis of homiles during Lent/Easter.
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Safe in the Hands of God
Mary McAleese argues for the ‘imperative of collegiality’ in the Church, suggesting a reinvigoration of the Synod of Bishops as the way forward. (Delivered at the Von Hugel Institute, a Roman Catholic research institute of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.)
Pat Rogers cp shares some useful resources for lenten homilies, available online
The editors of America’s National Catholic Reporter share their open letter to Pope Francis, appealing to him to meet victims of clergy sex abuse.
Brendan Hoban believes that if the Church doesn’t soon reform Confession it will end up with one six sacraments instead of seven. He suggests that Rite Three be more generally available (first published in the Western People).
Seamus Ahearne osa describes a dialogue that happened during Mass after the Gospel of Mark (10:1-12) was read last Friday morning
Seamus Ahearne osa shares reflections from his early-morning walk in the Tolka Valley Park in Dublin, where he exercises daily, planning the day, praying and sorting things out. Problems with the new Missal came to mind as he walked, and creative solutions appeared also,
The ACP Leadership Team report on their meeting with representatives of ACP members in Irish dioceses on 25 February
Michael W. Higgins comments on the Vatican’s discouragement of the publication of the Synod survey results and fears Pope Francis may be losing his nerve (first pubished in the Globe and Mail, Toronto on 20 February 2014).