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/
Today's Homily Resource
Looking after others: a normal response
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 …
Brian Eyre suggests a radical way of looking at parish, getting back to the roots of Christian community.
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."
Anthony Ruff OSB reports in praytellblog.com on what could be interesting times for the Congregation for Divine Worship.
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?
Invitation received to conference in Rome
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.
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.
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?