Today's Homily Resource

18 November, 2019. Monday of Week 33

Undeterred by calls to be silent, the blind man models for us what persevering prayer looks like. It was driven by his need and his confidence in Jesus...



17Nov Statement from ACP – Oliver O’Reilly PP and the attack on Mr Kevin Lunney

Statement from ACP – Oliver O’Reilly PP and the attack on Mr Kevin Lunney

November 17th, 2019

Further to the Sunday Independent story today, 17 November, the ACP issued a statement regarding Oliver O'Reilly PP and the position he has adopted in relation to the recent attack on Mr Kevin Lunney.

15Nov When I Was Growing Up

When I Was Growing Up

November 15th, 2019

Jo O Sullivan outlines the journey from 'slumbering' catholic to 'revolting' catholic, from agonising 'over continuing to participate in shoring up the dysfunctional Institutional Church by continuing to give of my time and talent to the Church' to the decision that 'I could come back into the fold with all my heart and all my soul, provided I sought out every opportunity available to me to bring about change.'
'I find that the passion that drives me these days is to open Catholic hearts and minds here locally into a welcoming acceptance of our LGBT brothers and sisters.'

14Nov The Meaning of Life – Bernard Lynch

The Meaning of Life – Bernard Lynch

November 14th, 2019

Video - We are Church Ireland - Fr Bernard Lynch: The title of his talk was "Vatican hypocrisy and hope for our church" but the title should really be "The Meaning of Life"

11Nov Letters from the Synod of the Amazon

Letters from the Synod of the Amazon

November 11th, 2019

The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region was held in the Vatican from 06 to 27 October 2019.
Br Mark O'Connor FMS, Vicar for Communications, Parramatta Diocese provided regular updates and news from the Synod to his diocese.

06Nov We Are Church Ireland – “Vatican hypocrisy and hopes for our church”

We Are Church Ireland – “Vatican hypocrisy and hopes for our church”

November 6th, 2019

Fr Bernárd Lynch is to receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from President Michael D. Higgins on 21. November 2019!
WAC are delighted that Fr Bernárd Lynch will be addressing our WAC meeting on 11 November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin (School of Religion, Loyola Institute Building)!

06Nov Fr. Des Wilson R.I.P.

Fr. Des Wilson R.I.P.

November 6th, 2019

We have received the sad news of the death of Des Wilson, at the age of 94.
We extend our sympathies to his family and to his colleagues in Down & Connor.
May he rest in peace.

05Nov The Ultimate Cluster ….

The Ultimate Cluster ….

November 5th, 2019

praytellblog.com carries an item of new "super" parishes being created in Germany with an average of 35,000 parishioners but in this case with a population of 99,000.
Is this where 'clustering' is taking us? Is there any reason the planned structure for administration and pastoral care could not be employed using lay people in our current parishes?

05Nov A Moment of Sheer Joy

A Moment of Sheer Joy

November 5th, 2019

Brendan Hoban, writing in the 'Western People', says that "After 40 years writing this column, change in our Church is happening. It’s the best news I’ve heard in 40 years. What a joy it is to share it."

04Nov AGM – Report on local Radio – Recording of full AGM available

AGM – Report on local Radio – Recording of full AGM available

November 4th, 2019

Mid West Radio's Faith Alive programme, presented by Monica Morley and Brendan Hoban, carried an item about our recent AGM.
Also, an Audio recording of our AGM is available from Eist Audio Productions

04Nov The Women The Vatican Could Not Silence – video link

The Women The Vatican Could Not Silence – video link

November 4th, 2019

Link to recording of The Women The Vatican Could Not Silence. Dr Mary McAleese and Sister Joan Chittister in conversation

Voices of Faith, We are Church Ireland and the School of Religion in Trinity College presented two leading Catholic women in a public conversation to overcome the silence on issues that affect Catholics today and must be openly discussed for the future of an inclusive, egalitarian and harmonious Church.




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