25Oct “Lost in Translation: the English language and the Catholic Mass”: Gerald O’Collins, SJ, with John Wilkins

A new book book by Gerry O’Collins takes a systematic look at the 2010 English translation of the Roman Missal and the ways it fails to achieve what the Second Vatican Council mandated: the full participation of priest and people.

25Oct 25 October. Wednesday, Week 29

Blessed Thaddaeus McCarthy (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 6:12-18

Be obedient to God and you will come from death to life

Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present …

24Oct 24 October. Tuesday, Week 29

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 5:12, 17-21

Through Adam, sin and death came to us all; through Jesus Christ, grace far surpasses all sin

Just as sin came into the world through one man, and …

23Oct 23 October. Monday, Week 29

Saint John of Capistrano, priest (opt. mem.)

1st Reading: Romans 4:20-25

Like Abraham, our faith will be credited to us by God

No distrust made Abraham waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as …

22Oct Pope Francis Corrects Cardinal Sarah on Translation

Paddy Ferry offered the following as comments concerning the latest attempt by Cardinal Sarah to undo reforms to the liturgy and his challenge to the recent decision by Pope Francis granting authority to local conferences of bishops over the translation of liturgical texts.

These comments are carried here as a separate item due to the importance of the issue but also to highlight the opposition Pope Francis faces as he tries to decentralise decision making processes from departments in Rome. 
Also attached is commentary by Fr. Anthony Ruff from his praytellblog.com

22Oct Presider’s Page for Mission Sunday, 22 October (Ordinary Time 29)

As God’s family in this place, we gather to worship. God is our king, we heed his Word and share the Bread of Life.

22Oct We are Church – Reformation 500 Project

We Are Church International is asking all WAC Groups around the world to take part in an international action to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

22Oct 22 October. 29th Sunday in OT

Saint John Paul II, Pope

We live in a very challenging pluralist world. Only the grace of God and the depth of our convictions can help faith to thrive in our society. But throughout history faith has survived in some …

21Oct 21 October. Saturday, Week 28

Option: Saturday Mass of the BVM

1st Reading: Romans 4:13, 16-18

Hoping against hope, Abraham became the father of many nations, believing in the life-giving power of God

The promise that he would inherit the world did not come to …

20Oct 20 October. Friday, Week 28

1st Reading: Romans 4:1-8

Faith is credited as justifying us. It is how Abraham was justified

What then are we to say was gained by Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he …

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