Today's Homily Resource

19 August, 2017. Saturday, Week 19


Saint John Eudes, priest

1st Reading: Joshua 24:14-29

At the covenant ceremony at Shechem, the whole people promise loyalty to God

Joshua said to all the people: “Revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away …



21Jul “Longing for the Sun of Justice” 

“Longing for the Sun of Justice” 

July 21st, 2017

Women's Ordination Worldwide (WOW) celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene (July 22) with the launch of Dr. Annette Esser’s beautiful original painting, "Longing for the Sun of Justice." The painting symbolizes women’s calling to priesthood, not granted by men in the church, but through Christ.

21Jul Stories to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy  from several different viewpoints

Stories to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy  from several different viewpoints

July 21st, 2017

Pádraig McCarthy draws attention to a series of articles in the NCR. "On the National Catholic Reporter website this week, beginning 17 July, is 'a series of stories that will challenge our readers to look at the scandal of sexual abuse of minors by clergy from several different viewpoints: from the perspective of a victim/survivor, from the perspective of a convicted offender, from the perspective of a family member of a victim, and from the perspective of professional advocates and watchdogs.' "

17Jul Rome, we’ve got a problem

Rome, we’ve got a problem

July 17th, 2017

Brendan Hoban, writing in the Western People, says that while it's good that there is now some recognition of the huge crisis facing the Irish church due to a lack of priests it is past time to take action.
."Regularly now, in what used to be a listing of priests’ changes in June, we have a listing of parishes who no longer will have a resident priest but will be serviced by a priest in an adjoining parish. Unless something practical is done, that will keep happening until there’s only one priest left with a helicopter trying to cover funerals, weddings and baptisms over several parishes leaving most churches in a diocese without Mass, Sunday or weekday."

16Jul ‘Sure, you know, Yourself’

‘Sure, you know, Yourself’

July 16th, 2017

Brian Fahy offers some thoughts based on the parable of the sower and some Irish 'terms of engagement'.

11Jul ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of, in your philosophy.’

‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of, in your philosophy.’

July 11th, 2017

Seamus Ahearne reflects on a recent meeting with some 60 of his fellow Augustinians and on the day to day happenings in his parish and community. "there is still a ladder going up to the heavens. Angels still ascend and descend. God is in this place. And sometimes we don’t sing and dance and laugh and enjoy it as if we knew. The dour Church is not an ambassador for Christ. The clown is a better image for most of us. Life presently needs fun and laughter. God has to be about that something which is more and different. Someone has to stir the music in our souls. I think that is our job."

10Jul Another side of Pope Francis

Another side of Pope Francis

July 10th, 2017

Brendan Hoban writes in his column in the Western People about the decisive actions of Pope Francis in facing down disobedience amongst some Cardinals.
Also included are links to;
La Croix International   Cardinal Müller’s self-delusion and sense of entitlement
and
www.tonyflannery.com         Muller complains of lack of due process in his sacking!!!!!!

08Jul A Letter to Dominic Meehan & others

A Letter to Dominic Meehan & others

July 8th, 2017

Brendan Hoban responds to recent articles in The Furrow. He says he takes the opportunity "of setting out ... the policy of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in choosing particular issues and in robustly arguing our positions."

07Jul Charlie Gard: Doing the right thing for the right reasons

Charlie Gard: Doing the right thing for the right reasons

July 7th, 2017

Pádraig McCarthy comments on the very sad case of Charlie Gard in the U.K. and draws our attention to the statement by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre concerning the court cases about his medical treatment.

01Jul Extending a Summer Welcome

Extending a Summer Welcome

July 1st, 2017

Padraic McCarthy, on seeing that the Presider’s Page has greetings in various languages for visitors to our churches or celebrations, submitted a selection of greeting notices he has come across on his travels.
With some adaptations they might be useful to you.

01Jul The search continues

The search continues

July 1st, 2017

Tony Flannery, writing in the Irish Independent, sees hope of finding "new wine skins for the new wine" as people are exploring new ways, and new language, for addressing spiritual realities.




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