25Jul Pallia, Pectoral Crosses and the Colour Purple.

A Poem by Michael Maginn

I have rarely felt the need of one
in more than thirty years of pastoral ministry,
but if our Shepherds want to wear a soutane
let them ditch the colour purple for simple black.

And …

25Jul Lets end Clericalism in the Church : Donald Cozzens

Clergy caught up in clericalism are incapable of seeing that it freezes their humanity—their ability to simply connect on a human level with the various sorts of God’s holy people.

By Father Donald Cozzens, a writer in residence at

25Jul Sat. 25th of July. Saint James, Apostle

(Ambition versus the need for humble service)

1st Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15.

The grace of God is like a treasure in a clay jar. Hope in spite of everything

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it …

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