31Aug 31 August. Friday of Week Twenty One

The Pitfalls of Eschatology

30Aug Update on AGM: November 9/10: Regency Hotel, Dublin

We have made some changes to our plans for the AGM. The main one is that the second session on Saturday morning will be open to all, lay and clergy.  Read the details here.

30Aug Croi Nua Programme: an information evening.

We are happy to recommend and promote this programme, designed and presented by Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown. This is a notice about an information evening in All Hallows College.

30Aug Ireland in Crisis: A possible way out. Colm Hughes

This article, sent to us by Colm Hughes, challenges us to get involved in an area of life in which great priests of the past, like James McDyer, distinguished themselves.  We encourage priests to read it, and if it stirs any energy and interest in you, get in touch either with us or Colm, and maybe something could be done.

30Aug 30 August. Thursday of Week Twenty One

Paul’s Practical Spirituality

29Aug 29 August. The Beheading of St John the Baptist

Jer 1:17-19. Like Jeremiah, we must speak out against domineering rulers.

Mk 6:17-29. Mark gives a grimly sober account of John the Baptist’s execution.

First Reading: Jeremiah 1:17-19.

But you, gird up your loins; stand up and tell them everything …

28Aug Priest sacked for deviating from official text.

Steve Humphrey from Belville Dioceses in the US sent us this.  Extraordinary! Could it happen here?    The more I hear the more this ancient quotation is running through my mind:  "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad"

28Aug 28 August. Tuesday of Week Twenty One

Gentle Strength

27Aug 27 August. Monday of Week Twenty One

Genuineness versus Hypocrisy

27Aug 02 August. Thursday of Week Seventeen

New Beginnings




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