12Mar Showing respect for flag, nation, and electors

Seamus Ahearne contrasts the, sadly failed, herculean efforts of one national ex-serviceman to exercise his right to cast his vote in the recent general election with the ‘The squabbling and childishness of many of the TDs (that) dishonours the flag and our country.’
But Seamus concludes that “Yes, I should be more gentle with our politicians and the electors – we probably all suffer from the same ‘sin’ of today. The immediate and the superficial and obvious is all we can cope with.”

12Mar The question of infallibility

Next week, Hans Küng, the Catholic priest and Swiss theologian, will mark his 88th birthday. The fifth volume of his complete works, titled Infallibility, has just become available from the German publishing house Herder. In connection with the release of Infallibility, Küng has written the following “urgent appeal to Pope Francis to permit an open and impartial discussion on infallibility of pope and bishops.” The text of his urgent appeal was released simultaneously by National Catholic Reporter and The Tablet.
“Receive this comprehensive documentation and allow a free, unprejudiced and open-ended discussion in our church of the all the unresolved and suppressed questions connected with the infallibility dogma."

12Mar Has he really gone from us?

The homily at the Funeral Mass of
Judge Adrian Hardiman (1951-2016)

10th March, 2016

Readings: Proverbs 2:1-9; 2 Corinthians 5:1,6-10; Mark 12:28-34

We have to pinch ourselves, are we really at the funeral of Adrian Hardiman? Has he really gone? … Read the rest

12Mar 12/March 2016. Saturday, Week 4 of Lent

1st Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20

The Just One is led like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter

It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew; then you showed me their evil deeds. But I was … Read the rest