01Mar Rejoice in difference, Struggle against Division

Seamus Ahearne shares two personal letters he wrote to the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, about the nuncio's refusal to accept an invitation from the ACP to meet with us.

"You will meet the formal church in your work. People will dress up. All the Liturgies will be done beautifully. You will be invited to a celebrating Church. I would suggest that the church you need to meet is the one on the ground; the informal one; the broken one; the hurting one; the one where most people have walked away; the one where lives are messed up totally."

"Your job is much too important for you to opt out of hearing the views of a very serious and passionate group – the ACP. How can you shape the Church in Ireland if you are dismissive of the experience of those who know the scene best?"

01Mar Mass Readings for March 2016

March 2016

01 March. Tuesday in the 3nd Week of Lent
02 March. Wednesday in the 3nd Week of Lent
03 March. Thursday in the 3nd Week of Lent
04 March. Friday in the 3nd Week of Lent
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01Mar 01/March 2016. Tuesday in the 3nd Week of Lent

1st Reading: Daniel 3:25, 34-43

Nebuchadnezzar admires the miraculous escape of the young Jews

Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished and rose up quickly. He said to his counselors, “Was it not three men that we threw bound into the fire?” … Read the rest