22Aug “They had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.”

Hard hitting editorial in The Irish Examiner of 22 August 2015;

"The crozier was used to good effect to stifle debate, close down a necessary discourse, and bully a community group into accepting an unwelcome diktat from a blinkered hierarchy."

In contrast Pope Francis speaking in July;
"When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for individuals, families and societies to grow."

22Aug 22nd August. Saturday. The Queenship of Mary

The Queenship of Mary (see below)

1st Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6

Joy and restoration will come to those who sat in darkness

There will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt …

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