06Jan When bishops differ and debate …

Brendan Hoban, in his Western People column, comments on the recent publicly expressed differences between Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Bishop Eamonn Walsh in relation to comments made by Eamon Walsh at the funeral of bishop Dermot O Mahony.
"Not so long ago bishops never contradicted each other. It wasn’t just regarded as bad form; it was breaking a golden rule because bishops never disagreed with each other – at least in public."
"But now Pope Francis has brought a refreshing air of realism into the Church, where freedom of speech makes possible an adult debate for the first time in more than half a century. So bishops (and priests and people) can now say what they want – with the Pope’s imprimatur."

06Jan 06/01. The Epiphany of the Lord

Wise Men followed a star to find Jesus. To have epiphany in our lives, we need both head and heart in our search for Christ.

1st Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6

In those days the Messiah will reveal his glory to all

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