05Apr Reflection on Lent in the Parish: Bernard Cotter

Lent acts as an annual call to renewal, and can easily be used as a seven-week period of formation. New ministries can be started and existing ones renewed, while the whole parish becomes refreshed and ready to answer its baptismal call to service...

05Apr Article by Angela Hanley on the new Liturgical Texts

This is an extract from a longer article published in Doctrine & Life, Vol. 61 No.4 (April 2011).

We are grateful to Doctrine and Life for permission to publish it here.

05Apr Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent

Beside Living Waters

We live in an age of pollution and crisis. Our earth's air and our water are becoming so contaminated that we fear an ecological crisis. The fresh-water image, therefore, in the prophecy of Ezekiel has all the more appeal today; its miraculous origin all the more necessary. Only by the mercy of God, it seems, can the destruction of our planet be reversed. Ezekiel offers us reasons to hope and pray.