Today's Homily Resource

Saturday, October 23, 2021. Week 29 in Ordinary Time


Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, 'See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?' He replied, 'Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next ear, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"



23Oct Vatican decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations

Vatican decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations

October 23rd, 2021

Vatican News reports:

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a decree implementing Pope Francis’ motu proprio “Magnum principium,” concerning the respective competencies of the Congregation and the episcopal conferences with regard to the … Read the rest

22Oct Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) issues Information Support Cards to all priests.

Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) issues Information Support Cards to all priests.

October 22nd, 2021
The ACP continues to engage with priests associations around the world that share our goals. Recently, Fr Dan Walsh from the Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) was in touch and enclosed a copy of a card they have
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22Oct Séamus Ahearne: ‘And will the flowers die? And will people die?’

Séamus Ahearne: ‘And will the flowers die? And will people die?’

October 22nd, 2021

‘And will the flowers die? And will people die?’ (Kennelly)

Máire Mhac an tSaoi:

Máire Mhac an tSaoi has died. She was 99. Her history evokes the past. Even 1916. Her parents. Later her marriage to Conor Cruise. The noisy … Read the rest

20Oct Diary Date: ACP AGM 2021 – Wed 10th November 2.00-5.00pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

Diary Date: ACP AGM 2021 – Wed 10th November 2.00-5.00pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

October 20th, 2021

 ACP AGM 2021 

Wed 10th November 2.00-5.00pm

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

 

Special Guest: Kieran O’Mahony OSA

speaking about the Synodal Pathway

and lay leaders on the Killala experience.

Also, the Bishop/Priest relationship – Difficulties in a Changing Church…

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19Oct Joe Mulvaney: CLERICAL SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN

Joe Mulvaney: CLERICAL SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN

October 19th, 2021

From Joe Mulvaney

CLERICAL SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN

 Sadly, the patriarchal Roman Catholic Institution will remain abusive, deficient and dysfunctional until the clerical suppression of women is ended. Pope Francis is right that we must say “no” to clericalism for once … Read the rest

17Oct The New Priestless Parishes – a query from a Pastoral Council member?

The New Priestless Parishes – a query from a Pastoral Council member?

October 17th, 2021
The New Priestless Parishes – a query from a Pastoral Council member?
“We are in the lucky situation that we have a priest who says mass twice a week for us as a favour to the bishop. The priest is
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17Oct Seán Ó Conaill: Salvation and Social Media

Seán Ó Conaill: Salvation and Social Media

October 17th, 2021

From Sean Ó Conaill:

Salvation and Social Media

For the earliest Christians the story of Jesus was ‘salvational’ – and not just as a promise of life after death. For Jews whose land was occupied by an often brutal foreign … Read the rest

17Oct We Are Church: Zoom with Kieran O’Mahony OSA – Tues, 9 November 2021 19:30 – 21:00 GMT

We Are Church: Zoom with Kieran O’Mahony OSA – Tues, 9 November 2021 19:30 – 21:00 GMT

October 17th, 2021

We Are Church

presents a  Zoom

with Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Tues, 9 November 2021 19:30 – 21:00 GMT

Link to details:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/restoration-or-reformation-kieran-omahony-osa-tickets-191800338977

 

16Oct Séamus Ahearne: Flower Power!

Séamus Ahearne: Flower Power!

October 16th, 2021

‘You don’t bring me flowers anymore.’

The Bible of nature:

There are hints of Autumn everywhere. The colours are quite beautiful. Nature is also at work with decomposition: Bacteria, Fungi, Worms, have a busy time. The soil will produce nutrients. … Read the rest

15Oct Condolences to Pat Rogers, CM

Condolences to Pat Rogers, CM

October 15th, 2021

The ACP Leadership extends deepest sympathy to our colleague Pat Rogers, CM, on the death of his brother John. May he rest in peace.

Pat provides the Homily Resources on our website.

John A. Rogers, Bray, Co. Wicklow, formerly of … Read the rest