15Dec Is the Budget a topic for a homily on the Good News?

Pádraig McCarthy believes the Budget should figure in priests' homilies and queries the silence of official church voices

15Dec Colombian Jesuit silenced over critical review of Pope’s book

Charlie Meagher writes of the silencing of the Colombian Jesuit, Alfonso Llano Escobar, over his critical remarks on the pope's new book and the doctrine of the virginity of Mary

15Dec 15 December, 2012. Second Week of Advent – Saturday

Mt 17:9ff. John the Baptist was the "Elijah" - the fore-runner, before the Messiah's arrival.