31Jan The Ballot Be Yours

Brendan Hoban, in his Western People column, counsels against the temptation of directing people how to vote in referendum or general election. "Been there, done that in the last two centuries. It made little sense then. It makes even less now."
"Telling people from the pulpit what to do in respect of a constitutional referendum or, even implicitly, who to vote for (or not to vote for) would do incredible damage not just to the cause espoused but to the Catholic Church"

31Jan Presider’s Page for 31 January (Ordinary Time 4)

We gather as people loved by God, people called to pass on the love we have received. The love God has put into the world will never fail, but will last as long as humanity lasts. We praise God for the gifts lavished on us. (Today is the first day of Catholic Schools Week in Ireland.)

31Jan 31/01. 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time

1st Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19

Jeremiah is commissioned by God, as a prophet

Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated … Read the rest