01Aug ‘Open the doors’ – Wake up call from Pope Francis

Excerpts from a report by Gerard O'Connell in America Magazine on Pope Francis' "Wake-Up Call to Polish Clergy".
It could be a wake up call for the Irish Church as easily.
"Francis has heard about the tendency toward clericalism and resistance to change among many of the 156 bishops and 30,000 priests".
"Francis noted that “in our lives as priests and consecrated persons, we can often be tempted to remain enclosed, out of fear or convenience, within ourselves and in our surroundings.”
"Looking at the bishops and clergy seated in front of him, he said, “Jesus wants hearts that are open and tender towards the weak, never hearts that are hardened."

01Aug August 2016 Mass Readings

August 2016

01 August. Monday of Week 18
02 August. Tuesday of Week 18
03 August. Wednesday of Week 18.
04 August. Thursday of Week 18
05 August. Friday of Week 18
06 August. The Transfiguration of the Lord

01Aug 01 August. Monday, Week 18

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, optional memorial

1st Reading: Jeremiah 28:1-17

Jeremiah predicts the end of his people’s exile

In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, …

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