28Feb Living Life Well; lasting effects

Brian Fahy reflects on how a life well lived affects us not just during the person's life but long after they have departed this world.

28Feb 28 February. Wednesday of Week 2 of Lent

Wednesday of Week 2 of Lent

27Feb 27 February. Tuesday of Week 2 of Lent

Tuesday of Week 2 of Lent

26Feb 26 February. Monday of Week 2 of Lent

Monday of Week 2 of Lent

25Feb Presider’s Page for 25 February (Second Sunday of Lent)

The gospel of the transfiguration is read on this lenten Sunday each year, to remind us to hold firm to a vision of glory, on dark days. Easter and its joy will follow this season of penance, just as the resurrection followed the passion and death of Jesus.

25Feb 25 February. Second Sunday of Lent

NB: Saints in the Liturgical Year

1st Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18

The Binding of Isaac shows Abraham’s complete obedience to God

After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He … Read the rest

24Feb 24 February. Saturday of Week 1 of Lent

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 26:16-19

Walking in the way of the Lord

This very day the Lord your God is commanding you to observe these statutes and ordinances; so observe them diligently with all your heart and with all your soul. … Read the rest

23Feb When Compassion is seen as Sin – The Stalking of Fr. James Martin sj

Brendan Hoban in the Western People outlines the campaign being waged against Fr. James Martin. "What’s clear is that Fr. Martin is no heretic. He’s in good standing with his Church, supported by his Jesuit colleagues and respected in his ministry. He’s not rejecting church teaching. He’s doing what Pope Francis himself has done, creating a space in the Catholic Church for LGBT people and creating greater awareness of the need to respect them".
"The truth is that, in America, the presence of homophobic groups who place themselves under the umbrella of ‘Catholic’, are spewing unimagined levels of vitriol on anyone whom they believe is compromising what they see as ‘Catholic teaching’. It is a sinister and corrosive development that runs counter to the gospel, to the mercy Pope Francis consistently underlines and even to minimal standards of civility and respect."

23Feb 23 February. Friday of Week 1 of Lent

Friday of Week 1 of Lent

22Feb Posting Comments on ACP Website

Following deliberations it has been decided to introduce some changes with how comments are posted on the ACP website.