Emmanuel, Christmas 2016
A peaceful Christmas to all
When the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his …
Statement by 'We are Church, Ireland' in response to Pope Francis' address to the curia.
The Lord says this,
“See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before …
When An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, visited Pope Francis recently he agreed to take a message from Tony Flannery to the Pope.
Richard R. Gaillardetz writes in commonweal magazine about the issue of doctrinal authority and Pope Francis.
"Pope Francis is refashioning the exercise of doctrinal teaching authority in the church. There should be no question of the pope’s fidelity to church teaching; by any account Francis must be considered a doctrinal conservative. Many Catholics, on the left and the right, by thinking of the magisterium in a largely juridical key, focus far too much on the pope’s authority to officially pronounce on doctrinal matters".
Gerard O'Connell in Americamagazine reports on the address of Pope Francis to the curia.
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and …
The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.
My beloved …
Brian Eyre, writing in the context of a recent hospital visit, says that it's time the needs of the people to have access to the Eucharist were put before other considerations. He quotes Bishop Emeritus William McManus from 1989 when he said to the US conference of bishops “Are we prepared to make a value judgement that it is better to have priestless Sundays than to ordain married men or women?”