31Jan 31 January. Wednesday of Week 4

31 January. Wednesday of Week 4

30Jan Pope orders new investigation into allegations against Bishop Barros

Gerard O'Connell reports in americamagazine.org that Pope Francis has sent "Msgr. Charles Scicluna, the archbishop of Malta and President of the College for the examination of appeals (“in materia delicta graviora,” “in matters of grave crimes”) in the Ordinary Session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to go to Chile to hear those who have expressed their wish to submit elements in their possession".

30Jan A House Divided

Brendan Hoban writing in his Western People column comments on the ongoing opposition to the task of reforming the Roman Curia. He says there is "huge division between those who want reform in the Church and those who are attempting to block it."

30Jan 30 January. Tuesday of Week 4

30 January. Tuesday of Week 4

29Jan 29 January. Monday of Week 4

29 January. Monday of Week 4

28Jan Presider’s Page for 28 January (Ordinary Time 4)

We come together to listen to God’s word and share the bread of life together. As God’s family here, we praise the one who has rescued us from sin and darkness, and brought us the hope of heaven.

28Jan 28 January. 4th Sunday

(Saint Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the Church. Not celebrated this year.)

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Moses predicts the coming of a future prophet greater than himself

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet lie me from … Read the rest

27Jan Holocaust Memorial Day – lest we forget

Chris McDonnell offers a thought on Holocaust Memorial Day - lest we ever forget where hatred and racism lead.

27Jan 27 January. Saturday of Week 3

Saint Angela Merici, virgin. (Opt.Mem.)

1st Reading: 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 10-17

David’s sin with Bathsheba will be punished within his own family

The Lord sent Nathan to David. He went to him, and said to him, “There were two men … Read the rest

26Jan Let Laity Lead Parishes

Peter Feuerherd reports in the National Catholic Reporter on a resolution endorsed by the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests, calling upon Catholic bishops in the United States to enlist the aid of lay pastoral workers to administer parishes.

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