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Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent

We can identify with the weather image in today's gospel, "Rains came down, floods rose, gales blew." Familiar, isn't it? Apart from weather storms, we can also be struck by storms of a different kind, in our health, our family, our finances or our career.



02Dec Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left

Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left

December 2nd, 2020

Michael Seán Winters from the National Catholic Reporter writes:

At last week’s general audience, Pope Francis expressed his concern about Catholic groups that chart their own path. His words are a challenge to those on both the left and …

01Dec Séamus Ahearne celebrates his birthday…considers the Tango…and Indi has the last word.

Séamus Ahearne celebrates his birthday…considers the Tango…and Indi has the last word.

December 1st, 2020

Caritas Christi urget nos. (2 Cor 5.14)

For the birds:

The mornings are good. The river is hospitable. The ducks and herons sleep on. The swan- family fly in together and are raucous. The other little birds chirp away. We …

30Nov Advent Memory: Maynooth, Jerusalem and Ronan Drury

Advent Memory: Maynooth, Jerusalem and Ronan Drury

November 30th, 2020

 

This was sent to me by a friend. Worthy of a repost here…

https://vimeo.com/55083284

30Nov Brendan Hoban reads ‘Grace’ from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’.

Brendan Hoban reads ‘Grace’ from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’.

November 30th, 2020

Brendan Hoban reading a reflection from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’ on Midwest Radio’s Faith Alive programme with Monica Morley.

 

https://soundcloud.com/monica-morley-858811797/grace-1?fbclid=IwAR2hfd1RRQy6B4kygZg3JJFhJuRK8FwaBnlMi9PmuGB2SnU-9G1Lhd7bjq8

 

Copies of ‘A Priest’s Diary’ are now available at €15 from all local bookshops in Mayo

29Nov Brendan Hoban and The Man From Del Monte…

Brendan Hoban and The Man From Del Monte…

November 29th, 2020

The man from Del Monte was one of our own          

I’ve just published my new book, A Priest’s Diary. Not so much a diary as a series of 60 reflections on incidents and experiences after almost half a century of

25Nov Chris McDonnell shares his ‘Catholic Times’ Advent Reflection

Chris McDonnell shares his ‘Catholic Times’ Advent Reflection

November 25th, 2020

This Advent Coming

Chris McDonnell CT

In the Northern hemisphere, the weeks before Christmas are often dark and dank, “the ways deep and the weather sharp, the very dead of winter” as Eliot wrote in his poem The Journey of

24Nov A Priest’s Diary – new book from Brendan Hoban

A Priest’s Diary – new book from Brendan Hoban

November 24th, 2020

 

A Priest’s Diary

Brendan Hoban

The word ‘diary’, used to describe these jottings, is a bit of a misnomer. Usually a diary is a private document, written for the author alone. It’s a way for writing to yourself and for

24Nov Séamus Ahearne on his weekly musings of life…and Indi

Séamus Ahearne on his weekly musings of life…and Indi

November 24th, 2020

Every day is a blessing.

The Eucharist of nature:

The day was quiet. The river was mostly a whisper with some variations. And then there was the heavy flapping of wings; the swans arrived. The grunts accompanied the flap. I …

24Nov Women need not be priests to lead church, Francis says in new book

Women need not be priests to lead church, Francis says in new book

November 24th, 2020

From Joshua J McElwee – National Catholic Reporter…

ROME — Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a new book that women do not need to be priests …

23Nov Joe Biden’s ‘Irish’ Catholic faith – Brendan Hoban

Joe Biden’s ‘Irish’ Catholic faith – Brendan Hoban

November 23rd, 2020

Brendan Hoban’s Western People article…

Joe Biden’s Catholic faith is distinctly Irish    

For all of his political life, Joe Biden has sought the American presidency. In 1980 when he was 37 and a senator barely a year in office, Biden …




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