25Aug 25th August, 2013. 21st Sunday of Year C.

Very Near To Us

24Aug 24 August. Saturday. St. Bartholomew, Apostle

One of the Twelve Founding Fathers

23Aug What has Archbishop Martin done to foster dialogue in Dublin diocese?

Sean O'Conaill laments the collapse in leadership and faith of the Irish magisterium. He asks Archbishop Martin of Dublin to stop making faith and structural reform seem as opposites — and to foster open dialogue in his own diocese.

23Aug 23 August. Friday of the Twentieth Week

Love Rewarded

22Aug Ireland needs competent tv presenters, not celebrities

Brendan Hoban bemoans the creation of celebrity presenters on RTE and TV3, suggesting the Vincent Browne's 'Challenging God' series is closer to an unintelligible rant than a helpful examination of what faith means.

22Aug 22 August. Thursday. The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)

A Feast proclaimed by Pius XII

21Aug 21 August. Wednesday of the Twentieth Week

Justice for the Weak?

20Aug 20 August. Tuesday of the Twentieth Week

The First Shall Be Last

19Aug Funeral eulogies – a secular view

Noel Whelan believes rules published by church authorities alienate those we should be trying to attract. (First published in the Irish Times of  17 August 2013 under the heading Hostility to funeral eulogies reflects an unchristian disregard for need to grieve: read original article and comments here.)

19Aug Priest forced out of his parish in Poland takes his case to Rome

Jonathon Luxmoore reports the case of Fr Wojciech Lemanski whose conflict with his bishop awaits  a ruling from the Vatican. First published in the  National Catholic Reporter on 12 August: read original article and comments here.