Today's Homily Resource

17 August. Friday, Week 19

(Or option: Our Lady of Knock, Readings from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lectionary II, 1421-1449)

1st Reading: Ezekiel (16:1-15)

Israel is like a baby girl, neglected but later espoused and loved by God

The word of …



16Aug Lay Church Reform Group in Scotland is organised and active.

Lay Church Reform Group in Scotland is organised and active.

August 16th, 2018

Great to see the work for Church Reform going on in Scotland.  But you will see from the account below that they are meeting with obstacles that we are familiar with here in Ireland. This is an account of their …

15Aug Results of the ACP Papal Visit Survey, 2018

Results of the ACP Papal Visit Survey, 2018

August 15th, 2018

ACP Papal Visit Survey 2018

15 August 2018

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An ‘on the spot’ survey conducted by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), in the run-up to the visit of Pope Francis, has revealed huge support for a radical reform

15Aug Pope is bringing his revolution to Ireland: Brendan Hoban

Pope is bringing his revolution to Ireland: Brendan Hoban

August 15th, 2018

Irish Times

Rite and Reason

August 14, 2018

 

Pope is bringing his revolution to Ireland

Brendan Hoban

 

Unlike Pope John Paul in 1979 who, with his training as an actor, took to the Irish stage with alacrity,

14Aug Press Release from the Association of Catholics, Ireland

Press Release from the Association of Catholics, Ireland

August 14th, 2018

PRESS RELEASE 15 August 2018
Association of Catholics in Ireland
ACI supports Marie Collins in her call to Pope Francis for commitment to action on abuse scandals.
The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) strongly supports Marie Collins in her …

14Aug All Together Now; reflection from Seamus Ahearne

All Together Now; reflection from Seamus Ahearne

August 14th, 2018

All Together Now.

Relics of old decency:

It was my father’s, sister’s and mother’s 20th anniversary. We drove down south. We went back to the clay of the past. We visited Portlaw.

10Aug Do you remember the ‘Year of the Three Popes’?

Do you remember the ‘Year of the Three Popes’?

August 10th, 2018

Chris McDonnell reflects on the events of The Year of the Three Popes — 40 years ago

08Aug Gay priests are “caught in a trap of dishonesty”

Gay priests are “caught in a trap of dishonesty”

August 8th, 2018

James Allison, a leading theologian who is himself gay, writes about homosexuality among the Catholic clergy (First published in The Tablet on 4 August, 2018 - the first of a two-part series). Shared by an ACP member.

05Aug The ACP & the Pope: Survey to close on 9 August

The ACP & the Pope: Survey to close on 9 August

August 5th, 2018

The ACP is conducting a survey ahead of the Pope’s visit. People are invited to submit their views on what the Pope should hear about the Irish Church. What do you think are the most important issues? All responses will …

04Aug Summer presiders pages published

Summer presiders pages published

August 4th, 2018

To facilitate people going on holidays, the entire set of August Presiders Page has now been published, up to and including 2nd September. These pages can be used by priests at Sunday Mass, or may be printed out as a …

02Aug Open Letter to Theodore McCarrick

Open Letter to Theodore McCarrick

August 2nd, 2018

Don’t know where to send this. But here it is…

Dear Father in God and brother priest,

 

I stood holding the processional cross, right next to you, when you pressed the crucifix to your lips at the door




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