03Oct Francis, Patron of Ecology — Fr. Seán McDonagh SSC

Tuesday October 4th is the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. On November 29th 1979, Pope John Paul II declared St. Francis to be the Patron of Ecology. Three years later, on World Environment Day 1982, the Pope said … Read the rest

03Oct Age before Suitability? — by Bernard Cotter

Bishops set too much store by seniority. Talent should matter, says Bernard Cotter, in an article recently published in The Tablet. He argues that the priority in parish appointments should be to find the person who has the particular gifts needed in a specific post.

03Oct 03 Oct. Monday of the 27th Week

Divine Reversals

Today's texts deal with divine reversals. Sometimes we may resemble Jonah who attempted to use the sea to flee away from the God of earth and sea. But God has wonderful ways of bringing us back to our senses,