25May Laudato Si’ and the Importance of Water

Laudato Si’ and the Importance of Water

Columban Ecological Institute, St. Columban’s, Dalgan

Saturday May 28th 2016, 9.00am – 3.30pm

25May 25 May. Wednesday, Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter 1:18-25

We are ransomed with the precious blood of Christ

You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious …

24May 24 May. Tuesday, Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter 1:10-16

The Passion of Christ was revealed, and we must share in it

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that was to be yours made careful search and inquiry, inquiring about the …

23May 23 May. Monday, Week 8

1st Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9

Peter praises the saving mercy of God, on the occasion of a baptism

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth …

22May All that He made is good

Fr. John Mannion in “Doctrine and Life” (Dominican publication) January, 2016 wrote about the dilemma that Gays present to the church.
The traditional response was, he said, "fed by a historical separation .... between scientific advancement and Thomistic moral theology."
"The current theory explaining the biology of sexuality ... has two complementary dimensions, one evolutionary, the other statistical."
Outlining this theory, he states, that it "explains the major sexual phenomena currently the focus of controversy in most societies".
"In medical circles, the curtain has irrevocably set on those who think that homosexuality is an illness which can be cured with psychological treatment."
John concludes that "We live in a country which still calls itself Christian but where the level of scholarship needed to bridge the gap between modern man and a heritage of thousands of years is often conspicuous by its absence."

22May 22 May. The Most Holy Trinity. Solemnity

1st Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31

Wisdom is the first-born of creation

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.

Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning …

21May 21 May. Saturday, Week 7, Ordinary Time

Ss Christopher Magallanes and companions, optional memorial

1st Reading: James 5:13-20

The place of anointing and of mutual instruction in the community of faith

Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of …

20May 20 May. Friday, Week 7

Saint Bernardine of Siena, optional memorial

1st Reading: James 5:9-12

Take the prophets as models of courage and speaking the truth

Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is sanding …

19May Bishops meet with Association of Catholic Priests

Report on a meeting between the Association of Catholic Priests and representatives of the Irish Episcopal Conference – Council for the Clergy – in the Columba Centre in Maynooth on Thursday, May 19, 2016

19May 19 May. Thursday, Week 7

1st Reading: James 5:1-6

Those who get rich by injustice will suffer at the final judgment

Come now, you rich people, weep and wail for the miseries that are coming to you. Your riches have rotted, and your clothes are …

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