01May The Encyclical Ecology and Justice

Sean McDonagh keeps us informed about the forthcoming encyclical that deals with ecological issues. He includes a quote from Neil Thorns, the head of advocacy at England's Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), as saying that “the anticipation around Pope Francis’s forthcoming encyclical is unprecedented. We have seen thousands of our supporters commit to making sure their MPs know climate change is affecting the poorest communities.”
What will be the response of the church in Ireland and its bishops?

01May Mass Readings, May 2015

May 2015 Mass Readings

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1st May. Friday in Week 4 of Easter

1st May. Friday in Week 4 of Easter

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01May 1st of May. Friday in Week 4 of Easter

Many rooms in God's House

It was so good to hear our Pope saying some months back that the doors of our church must be wide open and welcoming. This message is a fine antidote to any narrow, legalistic form of church, where the barriers to eucharistic communion were constantly reiterated. Today we can resonate to those Last Supper words of Jesus which are central to our faith: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." In some mysterious way, to be seeking is already to be found, to be on the way is to have arrived..