31Mar 31/03, 2016. Easter Thursday

1st Reading: Acts 3:11-26

Peter describes Jesus as holy and righteous, the One who is victorious over death

While the cured man clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s Portico, … Read the rest

30Mar 30/03, 2016. Easter Wednesday

1st Reading: Acts 3:1-10

Calling on Jesus’ name, Peter cures the lame man at the temple gate

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o”clock in the afternoon. And … Read the rest

29Mar Women: Potential for ministry in the Church

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) will host a meeting entitled:
Date: Thursday 31st March 2016.
Time 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Galway.

29Mar 29/03, 2016. Easter Tuesday

1st Reading: Acts 2:36-41

Peter calls those who crucified Jesus to repent and be saved

[In his Pentecost sermon, Peter said to the crowd],

“Therefore let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both … Read the rest

28Mar 28/03, 2016. Easter Monday

1st Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33

Peter announces the dawning of a new age, with the resurrection of Jesus

But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let … Read the rest

27Mar 27/03, 2016. Easter Sunday

1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43

Peter and the other apostles are witnesses to the resurrection

Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, That message spread throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the … Read the rest

26Mar 26/03, 2016. Holy Saturday

Here are two reflections for this sombre, solemn day.

Evocative signs

This is our Passover, the night of nights and the feast of feasts. Let us celebrate and rejoice, therefore! To let our feelings catch up with our convictions, on … Read the rest

25Mar 25/03, 2016. Good Friday

1st Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The humiliations of the suffering servant, who carried the burden of the sins of his people

See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high.

Just as there … Read the rest

24Mar 24/03, 2016. Holy Thursday (evening)

1st Reading: Exodus 12:1-2, 11-14

Israel’s departure from Egypt, and how this is to be celebrated for all time

Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. The woman conceived and bore a son; … Read the rest

23Mar Bishop: Irish hierarchy should reach out to priests like Fr. Tony Flannery

Sarah Mac Donald reports in the NCR on comments by Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry who said that unless the bishops are seen to be "willing to go way beyond our comfort zone then people will say you are just a group looking after yourselves."
Tony Flannery responding said that he has received "great support from many people and priests," but he has also experienced "how quickly and completely church authorities shut you out as soon as the Vatican moves against you...... All I have ever looked for in relation to myself and others who are accused of 'dissent' is a process that is fair, just and transparent."
He added, "The present CDF process is a scandal, and brings shame on our church.""