18Apr Still flying a tattered flag

Brendan Hoban in his weekly column in the Western People reflects on his 43 years in ministry in the light of the influence successive papacies have had on church.
'as hope gradually died a long and difficult death and Rome eventually began to implode, a few years ago the cardinals came to the obvious conclusion that the Curia in Rome had to be reformed, rowing back in the general direction of the Council of Trent had failed and that the vision of Vatican Two was worth a second look.
Unexpectedly Francis emerged from the shadows..........'

18Apr The Joy of Love – downloadable and printable

Pádraig McCarthy has re-formatted 'The Joy of Love' on A4 pages as a downloadable and printable PDF file.

18Apr 18/04, 2016. Monday, Week 4 of Easter

1st Reading: Acts 11:1-18

By inspiration, Peter baptises the first pagan converts

The apostles and believers in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized … Read the rest