Today's Homily Resource

28th July. Tuesday in Week 17

1st Reading: Exodus 33:7-11; etc

Moses face to face with God, fasts 40 days and receives the Ten Commandments.

Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; he called it …



25Jul Pallia, Pectoral Crosses and the Colour Purple.

Pallia, Pectoral Crosses and the Colour Purple.

July 25th, 2015

A Poem by Michael Maginn

I have rarely felt the need of one
in more than thirty years of pastoral ministry,
but if our Shepherds want to wear a soutane
let them ditch the colour purple for simple black.

And …

25Jul Lets end Clericalism in the Church : Donald Cozzens

Lets end Clericalism in the Church : Donald Cozzens

July 25th, 2015

Clergy caught up in clericalism are incapable of seeing that it freezes their humanity—their ability to simply connect on a human level with the various sorts of God’s holy people.

By Father Donald Cozzens, a writer in residence at

22Jul The Current Method of Selecting Bishops runs counter to Church tradition

The Current Method of Selecting Bishops runs counter to Church tradition

July 22nd, 2015

This article is taken from the National Catholic Reporter. It is very relevant to what is happening in the recent appointment of bishops here in Ireland

Robert Mickens’ column calling for a new way of choosing bishops is most timely. …

20Jul Brendan Hoban on Changing Times in the Church

Brendan Hoban on Changing Times in the Church

July 20th, 2015

We are glad to welcome Brendan back to the airwaves, being now well on his way to full recovery from a recent illness.

Less than two years ago, in September 2013, representing the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), I visited …

13Jul Priesthood and Vocations: Seamus Ahearne

Priesthood and Vocations: Seamus Ahearne

July 13th, 2015

Ollie Brogan (ESB International ) said: The Irish are welcome everywhere – because of the great work done by the Missionaries. ‘ Should we employ him as our PR person?

A journalist was on the phone. She was writing an …

08Jul Searching for Roots – Genealogy

Searching for Roots – Genealogy

July 8th, 2015

The National Library of Ireland has made historical parish records of baptisms and marriages available on line from today 08 July 2015

07Jul U. S. Priests’ assembly in St. Louis

U. S. Priests’ assembly in St. Louis

July 7th, 2015

Pat Rogers, reports on The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests' recently concluded 2015 Assembly, It was held in St. Louis, June 29 - July 2.
The AUSCP say that they continue to seek ways to connect with other organizations that are vital to the mission and ministry of the Church.
You can see more about the AUSCP at their website, www.uscatholicpriests.org, or at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AUSCPriests

06Jul Understanding and explaining our Sunday Scriptures

Understanding and explaining our Sunday Scriptures

July 6th, 2015

Tony Flannery reflects on how we interpret and explain the Sunday Scriptures.
'I know that a lot has, and can, be written about the proper interpretation of the scriptures. But today's Gospel reading makes a couple of very straight, simple statements, .......... We are told that Jesus had four brothers, and an indefinite number of sisters."

06Jul Fr. Paudie Moloughney R.I.P.

Fr. Paudie Moloughney R.I.P.

July 6th, 2015

Paudie Moloughney’s funeral took place today (6th July).

He came from Laharden Upper, Littleton in Tipp. His work as a Kiltegan priest took him from Ireland to Nigeria to Brazil and then back to Kiltegan. He was a man …

29Jun Presider’s Pages for July published

Presider’s Pages for July published

June 29th, 2015

To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of July have now been published on the ‘Bidding Prayers’ Page. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams a restful summer.…