Today's Homily Resource

3rd September. Wednesday, Week 22

Looking after others: a normal response



01Sep Peter McVerry sj: Social Activist and  Campaigner

Peter McVerry sj: Social Activist and  Campaigner

September 1st, 2014

Kirsty Jane McCluskey interviews Peter McVerry SJ, for her project about Jesuit vocation and identity: http://jesuitstories.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/peter-mcverry-sj-social-activist-and-campaigner/

31Aug In memory of Fr. Billy O’Gorman

In memory of Fr. Billy O’Gorman

August 31st, 2014

We had the funeral mass for Fr. Billy 0’Gorman on Tuesday, August 26th at Toornafola Church. Billy died after a very brief illness at the age of 73. The funeral was large, and the feelings of sadness, sorrow and real …

30Aug A new way of looking at the parish

A new way of looking at the parish

August 30th, 2014

Brian Eyre suggests a radical way of looking at parish, getting back to the roots of Christian community.

28Aug Catholic church must welcome ‘unconventional couples,’ top Italian bishop says.

Catholic church must welcome ‘unconventional couples,’ top Italian bishop says.

August 28th, 2014

Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service, reports in the NCR that Bishop Nunzio Galantino, leader of the Italian Bishops Conference, said that "that everyone should 'feel at home' in the church, and especially at Mass -- including migrants, the disabled, the poor and those in unconventional relationships."

28Aug Head of Vatican liturgy office moved back to Spain

Head of Vatican liturgy office moved back to Spain

August 28th, 2014

Anthony Ruff OSB reports in praytellblog.com on what could be interesting times for the Congregation for Divine Worship.

28Aug Australian bishops gravely concerned about crisis in Iraq

Australian bishops gravely concerned about crisis in Iraq

August 28th, 2014

Gerry Hefferan, St Joseph and St Anthony Parish, Bracken Ridge, in Queensland, Australia draws our attention to a statement of the Australian catholic bishops who have expressed grave concern at the humanitarian crisis that is continuing to worsen in northern Iraq. They state that 'The best outcome for the Christians and Yazidis of Iraq is peace and security, so they can return to their homes. But if this is not possible, the Australian Government should agree to offer safe haven to many of these displaced people so they can try to rebuild their shattered lives.'
Is the reaction of the church and state in Ireland appropriate in response to this and other growing crises?

28Aug Pastoral Care with homosexual and trans people

Pastoral Care with homosexual and trans people

August 28th, 2014

Invitation received to conference in Rome

26Aug A glimpse of the past fifty years with the Augustinians!

A glimpse of the past fifty years with the Augustinians!

August 26th, 2014

Seamus Ahearne in his unique style shares his reflections on his fifty years with the Augustinians. Seamus, as usual, challenges us with his experience and wisdom.
Ad multos annos.

25Aug Do Irish nuns need to listen to their American sisters?

Do Irish nuns need to listen to their American sisters?

August 25th, 2014

Brendan Hoban in his weekly Western People column states that history, while recognising the failures and limitations of a minority of Irish nuns, will eventually laud the extraordinary contribution nuns have made to Irish life. '
The self-less service given by thousands of nuns should not be air-brushed from the national memory. They deserve more than that.

25Aug The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests

August 25th, 2014

The Association of Catholic Priests will hold its AGM at Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

on October 1 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

This year the theme is: The vocations crisis: will ‘clustering’ work?