03Mar Burying the Dead; Corporal Work of Mercy or ‘succour to murderous thugs’?

Brendan Hoban, in the Western People, gives his thoughts on a very topical subject at present; should the church ever refuse a funeral Mass?
Brendan says "One of the most difficult truths of the Christian faith is that no one is beyond the reach of God’s mercy. No one. This is easy to understand in theory but a difficult concept to accept in practice."
"So whether it’s the funeral of an IRA bomber during the troubles in the North or a priest pedophile buried in the dead of night or gangsters who have brought incredible suffering to countless individuals and families, that one truth applies to everyone. None of them is beyond the extended reach of God’s love and moderating that reach is not an option for a Christian church.
Jesus Christ expressed that truth clearly in just two words in Luke 6:37, ‘Judge not' ".

03Mar Why Men Dislike Going to Church

Pádraig McCarthy raises the issue of the reducing number of men showing an interest in Christianity. He refers us to an interesting article by Charles Horejsi, a retired University of Montana professor of Social Work.

03Mar 03/March 2016. Thursday in the 3rd Week of Lent

1st Reading: Jeremiah 7:23-28

Life’s highest goal is obedient response to God

But this command I gave them, “Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk only in the way that …




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