17Dec Advent Week 4 – Friday

Genesis 49:2ff. The dying Jacob predicts future glory for the tribe of Judah, among all of his twelve sons. This is fulfilled when the Messiah is born "of the tribe of Judah."Mt 1:1ff. The apparent, popular and schematically structured genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

17Dec Apostolic Visitation; a reflection by Brendan Hoban

There is, as we know, a lot of cynicism among priests about the wisdom and
effectiveness of the present Apostolic Visitation. After the high
expectations surrounding the much-hyped visit of the bishops to Rome,
fuelled in the main by the …

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