01May When is a catholic not a ‘real’ catholic?

Brendan Hoban, writing in the Western People, takes issue with those who would 'adjudicate infallibly' on who was catholic enough to have identified themselves as catholic in the recent census.
'Usually this rigid definition of what constitutes a Catholic ... comes not from agnostic or atheistic sources but from very conservative, ultra-traditional Catholics who are impatient with what they regard as any perceived diminution in Catholicism. Usually liberal media .. tend to be more amenable to those who fail to reach the ideal, apart obviously from Catholics, for whom a new and worrying intolerance is developing.'

01May Presider’s Page for 1 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

Opening Comment
The Ascension of Jesus will be celebrated next Sunday. As the Easter Season moves towards its second climax at Pentecost, we take heed of the Lord’s final words to his disciples, and look forward to the coming of … Read the rest

01May 01 May. Sixth Sunday of Easter

1st Reading: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29

At this Council, the leaders made decisions with the consent of the congregation

Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, … Read the rest

01May Mass Readings for May 2016

May 2016

01 May. Sixth Sunday of Easter
02 May. Monday in Week 6 of Easter
03 May. Ss Philip and James, Apostles
04 May. Wednesday in Week 6 of Easter
05 May. Thursday in Week 6 of Easter
06 Read the rest