17Nov Homily of Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary, to the Association of Papal Knights

Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, in a recent homily commented on 'Evangelii Gaudium', the recent apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. He said that Pope Francis has called for a Church which ‘goes forth’, for a Church which as a spiritual home keeps its doors permanently open.
For this, he said, we need, more than anything else now, trained and committed personnel on the ground. Priests, of course, but also full and part time lay evangelists.

17Nov Vatican allows married priests for Eastern Catholics in diaspora

Pope Francis has lifted the ban on the ordination of married men to the priesthood in Eastern Catholic churches outside their traditional territories.

17Nov A place made Holy

Brendan Hoban in his weekly Western People column sees the refurbishment of the parish church of Moygownagh, Co. Mayo, as an act of faith in the future and a fitting tribute to the past. For the local parish community community it is a sacred place that enshrines the most precious moments of our lives.

17Nov 17th November. Monday of Week 33.

What might conversion cost? Wanting the normal life that sight would allow him, the blind man at the Jericho gate begged for this gift, "Lord, that I may see!" But getting his sight back would involve new pressures, altering his relationships to family and friends, responsibilities, his whole way of life. He was willing and eager to accept these challenges..