07Jun Clerics still tilting at windmills

Brendan Hoban, in the Western People, considers the case of the politician who was dismissed from the ministry of reader in Cobh.
"If every priest in Ireland was to examine the consciences of everyone who has a ministry in the Church and decide whether or not they tick the one-size-fits-all Catholic box (and act according to the Cobh dictat) it would clear out our parishes in jig-time. We need to jettison that sniffy, arrogant mentality before it does real damage."

07Jun 07 June. Tuesday, Week 10

1st Reading: 1 Kings 17:7-16

The widow of Zarephath shares water and bread with Elijah

But after a while the wadi dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to him, …




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