Today's Homily Resource

24 Jan., 2017. Tuesday, Week 3

Saint Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 10:1-10

The temple rituals foreshadowed the new covenant, brought by Jesus for all

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come and …

12Jan Clearing one’s voice?

Clearing one’s voice?

January 12th, 2017

An interesting report by Sandro Magister is being carried at Settimo Cielo, that ‘Liturgiam authenticam’ is to be revisited by Pope Francis. ‘Liturgiam authenticam’ was the criteria for the translation of liturgical texts from Latin into modern languages which led to the “new missal” with its beauties like ‘prevenient grace’, ‘consubstantial’, and had us praying for ‘the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds’ at the start of Advent.

10Jan The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP)

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP)

January 10th, 2017

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) has produced the first edition of their new newsletter, 'Leading'.
Mary Bergan Blanchard , editor, says that the newsletter "discusses who we are, why we’re here, and what we do.....
We are a prophetic movement. Organized religion needs to be reorganized. Millions of Catholics have given up their faith in disgust. If we do not regenerate the interest in the simplicity of Christ’s message, who will? It is buried in over 1,750 man-made Canon Laws. Women and all their contributions have been ignored for nearly two thousand years. Enough!..................... We are trying our best to inform all curious people exactly what we are about."

09Jan Pope of the possible

Pope of the possible

January 9th, 2017

Brendan Hoban, in the Western People, questions why Irish bishops when faced with the dramatically reducing number of priests in the Irish church 'are not good at maths. It takes them a long time to get their heads around something and then when they do the sums they seem to lose their nerve and back away from the obvious answer.'
Reports suggest the Brazilian bishops are asking Francis to allow married priests to resume their priestly ministry. 'So shouldn’t we be doing something about it, now? Couldn’t our bishops do what the Brazilian bishops are doing?'.

08Jan A new beginning

A new beginning

January 8th, 2017

Brian Fahy has been doing some very early spring cleaning and unearthed some notes made in the past that are still very relevant today.

05Jan Tony Flannery at 70

Tony Flannery at 70

January 5th, 2017

Tony Flannery, on his own web-site, announced his decision to say a Public Mass in Killimordaly Community Centre on Sunday, 22 January, at 2.30pm to mark the occasion of his 70th birthday.

03Jan Putting our World back together again

Putting our World back together again

January 3rd, 2017

Brendan Hoban, in his weekly Western People column, ruminates on the passing of 2016 and what 2017 might hold for us.

03Jan The presumption of doing good and the harm it can cause

The presumption of doing good and the harm it can cause

January 3rd, 2017

Brian Fahy, reflecting on his own life experiences, warns against the presumption that we're always doing good merely because we think we are 'working for God'.
'People in the church presume that what they do is always good since they are working for God. They do not think to question many of the practices they perform precisely for this reason. They do not ever think that they might be mistaken.'

03Jan Continued Press Coverage of AGM

Continued Press Coverage of AGM

January 3rd, 2017

Continuing press coverage of our AGM - care of priests, increasing workload, risk of depression and suicide, need for change of rules.

03Jan Apologies – ACP site offline

Apologies – ACP site offline

January 3rd, 2017

Apology. Site off line from 31 December until 03 January 2017.

29Dec Francis and Leonardo Boff

Francis and Leonardo Boff

December 29th, 2016

It used to be said that once one became an Irish bishop the new bishop would never have a bad dinner and never again hear the truth.
Going on comments made by Leonardo Boff it would seem that some in the Vatican are trying to ensure the second half of that theory becomes reality for the bishop of Rome by controlling what mail gets through to Pope Francis. "The pope told Boff not to send the materials directly to him, however, because Vatican underlings would grab it and it wouldn’t get to him. He advised Boff to send the materials to the Argentinian ambassador."
Praytellblog carried a report of an interview with Leonardo Boff that appeared on Christmas Day in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne.
'Asked about the lack of concrete church reforms under Pope Francis, Boff maintains that "Pope Francis is more interested in the survival of humanity and the future of the earth than he is in the church and its inner workings. He wants above all that Christianity make a contribution to these overarching problems". '

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