15Aug Silly Season Scrum: Archbishop Martin and the Media

In the wake of the controversy aroused by Archbishop Martin's comments about his decision to transfer the three Dublin diocesan students from Maynooth Seán McDonagh wrote in the Irish Independent last week to express his surprise and disappointment at the issues that exercise and energise some of our bishops and most of the media.
"nobody mentioned three of the most significant documents of the modern Church - The Joy of the Gospel, Laudato Si’ : On Care For Our Common Home and The Joy of Love. These are pivotal documents in the modern Church and yet, they were missing for the debate.
I look forward to the day when the media - if they are genuinely interested in the future of the Irish Church- will afford the same time, interest and energy to discussing the latter as they have to this week's Maynooth story. "
Perhaps we could apply that wish for the media to church as well and even to commentary on our website!

15Aug 15 August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

1st Reading: Revelation 12:1-6, 10

The woman and the dragon was first an image for the church under persecution; later it was extended to the Assumption of our Lady

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of …

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