25May The people have spoken …

Brendan Hoban in his weekly Western People column offers his thoughts on the outcome of the marriage referendum.
"A clear message for the Church is that the bishops’ view was roundly rejected not just by the gay community, or those sympathetic to its views, but by tens of thousands of ‘ordinary’ Catholics."
"There’s a massive change taking place in Ireland and, once again, the Catholic Church finds itself out-thought and out-manoeuvred, too influenced by the conservative right, ....
Trying to keep out the tide is always a failed enterprise. When will we learn that simple truth?"

25May 25th May. Monday in Week 8

Paradox: Gaining by Losing

This imperative echoes in today's austere message, where in a memorable image Jesus expresses the no pain, no gain philosophy. "It is easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God...



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