Today's Homily Resource

23 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 25

In God's family, we are each meant to live in a spirit of give-and-take. Notice the many ways that we depend on others to do for us what we cannot do ourselves.



22Sep Vatican cardinal defends issuing fidelity oaths to Irish priest Tony Flannery

Vatican cardinal defends issuing fidelity oaths to Irish priest Tony Flannery

September 22nd, 2020

VATICAN CITY — The head of the Vatican’s powerful doctrinal congregation Sept. 22 defended his office’s request that an Irish priest sign four strict oaths of fidelity to Catholic teachings, saying the move, while “very unpleasant,” was part of the …

22Sep New Papal Encyclical – What’s in a Name?

New Papal Encyclical – What’s in a Name?

September 22nd, 2020

An encyclical for all brothers and sisters

While waiting to know the contents of the document, there has been some discussion about the title and how to translate it inclusively. An encyclical, though, is per se a universal text, and

19Sep A cardinal says he’s open to women’s ordination; a priest who did so remains suspended

A cardinal says he’s open to women’s ordination; a priest who did so remains suspended

September 19th, 2020

One of world’s most influential cardinals recently admitted that he is “open” to the idea of ordaining women to the Catholic priesthood.

“I am not saying that women have to become priests; I just don’t know. But I’m open to …

18Sep The Catholic Church is called “to form consciences, not to replace them.”

The Catholic Church is called “to form consciences, not to replace them.”

September 18th, 2020


John Henry Newman

Following Conscience on our Journey in Faith

Chris McDonnell CT September 18th 2020

The recently canonized John Henry Newman concluded a long Note on Conscience addressed to the Duke of Norfolk with these famous words.”I

17Sep Séamus Ahearne on love, nature, being professed and carrots for Indi!

Séamus Ahearne on love, nature, being professed and carrots for Indi!

September 17th, 2020

If we only have love (Jacques Brel).

 

The love of an old couple:

The sun has appeared. It is rather brazen after deserting us for the summer. We treasure the past few days. Despite Covid and the Dublin threat, …

17Sep Tony Flannery and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Tony Flannery and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

September 17th, 2020

Demands have been made to Tony Flannery to "submit" to "doctrinal propositions given by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" before they deem him fit to return to ministry.

16Sep THERE MUST BE A LIMIT TO APPEASING ULTRA-CATHOLICS – Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column in the Waterford News and Star

THERE MUST BE A LIMIT TO APPEASING ULTRA-CATHOLICS – Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column in the Waterford News and Star

September 16th, 2020

A Question of Faith, Fr Liam Power’s Fortnightly Column

AT a Sunday Mass in one of our local churches recently, the presiding priest reiterated the health and safety protocols designed to protect against Covid-19.

It was in a big church …

15Sep San Francisco Catholics plan Eucharistic processions to ‘Free the Mass’

San Francisco Catholics plan Eucharistic processions to ‘Free the Mass’

September 15th, 2020

Catholic Herald reports:

The Archbishop of San Francisco has called Catholics to participate in Eucharistic processions across the city on September 20, which will join together and walk past city hall before public Masses are said outside the city’s cathedral …

15Sep The reign and ruination of medieval England’s favourite relic

The reign and ruination of medieval England’s favourite relic

September 15th, 2020

An interesting read from Michael Carter in The Tablet…

Relics of the Holy Blood were (indeed, still are) venerated across Europe. They proliferated in the 12th and 13th centuries, a time of intense, and often highly emotional, devotion to Christ …

15Sep Caritas Greece calls for support for Lesbos refugees and for locals

Caritas Greece calls for support for Lesbos refugees and for locals

September 15th, 2020
The Director of Caritas Hellas talks about the situation on the ground in Lesbos after Europe’s largest refugee camp burnt to the ground and calls for the shared responsibility of European nations.

By Linda Bordoni 

Tension is high on the




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