Today's Homily Resource

28 July. Friday, Week 16

1st Reading: Exodus 20:1-17

God gives the Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai.

Then God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; …



27Jul Eucharist: Doing the truth with Christian Faith

Eucharist: Doing the truth with Christian Faith

July 27th, 2017

Gabriel Daly shares with us a lecture he delivered at the Church of Ireland parish church, Clontarf. The occasion was an ecumenical conference, 'One Lord, One Faith', marking the 500th anniversary of the year that Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation.

26Jul Setting us on our way

Setting us on our way

July 26th, 2017

Brian Fahy muses on what has changed in church, and what church should be ... "A place that gathers you in to bless you and encourage you, and that then points out the road to you, the road of your life that you are encouraged to walk, until you reach God’s holy mountain.
We need a Church like that, to gather us in, to fire our hearts and to set us on our way."

21Jul “Longing for the Sun of Justice” 

“Longing for the Sun of Justice” 

July 21st, 2017

Women's Ordination Worldwide (WOW) celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene (July 22) with the launch of Dr. Annette Esser’s beautiful original painting, "Longing for the Sun of Justice." The painting symbolizes women’s calling to priesthood, not granted by men in the church, but through Christ.

21Jul Stories to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy  from several different viewpoints

Stories to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy  from several different viewpoints

July 21st, 2017

Pádraig McCarthy draws attention to a series of articles in the NCR. "On the National Catholic Reporter website this week, beginning 17 July, is 'a series of stories that will challenge our readers to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy from several different viewpoints: from the perspective of a victim/survivor, from the perspective of a convicted offender, from the perspective of a family member of a victim, and from the perspective of professional advocates and watchdogs.' "

17Jul Rome, we’ve got a problem

Rome, we’ve got a problem

July 17th, 2017

Brendan Hoban, writing in the Western People, says that while it's good that there is now some recognition of the huge crisis facing the Irish church due to a lack of priests it is past time to take action.
."Regularly now, in what used to be a listing of priests’ changes in June, we have a listing of parishes who no longer will have a resident priest but will be serviced by a priest in an adjoining parish. Unless something practical is done, that will keep happening until there’s only one priest left with a helicopter trying to cover funerals, weddings and baptisms over several parishes leaving most churches in a diocese without Mass, Sunday or weekday."

16Jul ‘Sure, you know, Yourself’

‘Sure, you know, Yourself’

July 16th, 2017

Brian Fahy offers some thoughts based on the parable of the sower and some Irish 'terms of engagement'.

11Jul ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of, in your philosophy.’

‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of, in your philosophy.’

July 11th, 2017

Seamus Ahearne reflects on a recent meeting with some 60 of his fellow Augustinians and on the day to day happenings in his parish and community. "there is still a ladder going up to the heavens. Angels still ascend and descend. God is in this place. And sometimes we don’t sing and dance and laugh and enjoy it as if we knew. The dour Church is not an ambassador for Christ. The clown is a better image for most of us. Life presently needs fun and laughter. God has to be about that something which is more and different. Someone has to stir the music in our souls. I think that is our job."

10Jul Another side of Pope Francis

Another side of Pope Francis

July 10th, 2017

Brendan Hoban writes in his column in the Western People about the decisive actions of Pope Francis in facing down disobedience amongst some Cardinals.
Also included are links to;
La Croix International   Cardinal Müller’s self-delusion and sense of entitlement
and
www.tonyflannery.com         Muller complains of lack of due process in his sacking!!!!!!

08Jul A Letter to Dominic Meehan & others

A Letter to Dominic Meehan & others

July 8th, 2017

Brendan Hoban responds to recent articles in The Furrow. He says he takes the opportunity "of setting out ... the policy of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in choosing particular issues and in robustly arguing our positions."

07Jul Charlie Gard: Doing the right thing for the right reasons

Charlie Gard: Doing the right thing for the right reasons

July 7th, 2017

Pádraig McCarthy comments on the very sad case of Charlie Gard in the U.K. and draws our attention to the statement by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre concerning the court cases about his medical treatment.




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