25Apr Male and Female, in the image and likeness of God?

John J Shea again writes to Pope Francis and the Council of Cardinals on the issue of the ordination of women.
John says to Pope Francis "You kept insisting: “dialogue, dialogue, dialogue.” In fact, you said: “dialogue fearlessly.”
Yet, there is not nor has there been any dialogue—fearless, gender inclusive, or otherwise—on the ordination of women, arguably the most important issue in the church. As Supreme Pontiff can you call now for synodal dialogue and end the appalling silence of our church?"

25Apr 25 April. Saint Mark, Evangelist (Feast)

1st Reading: 1 Peter (5:5-14)

Peter’s homily includes mention of Mark among the Christians in Rome (“Babylon”

When the chief shepherd appears, you will win the crown of glory that never fades away. In the same way, you who are … Read the rest

24Apr 24 April. Tue. of Week 4 of Easter

(Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen)

1st Reading: Acts (11:19-26)

Barnabas goes to Antioch and sees the grace of God at work

Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, … Read the rest

23Apr 23 April. Mon. of Week 4 of Easter

(Saint George, martyr; Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr)

1st Reading: Acts (11:1-18)

By a special inspiration Peter baptised the first pagan converts

The apostles and believers in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So … Read the rest

22Apr Walk with me

Chris McDonnell writes, in the Catholic Times 13 April, on the significance of 'breaking the bread' together.
"It is important that we recognise that we not only receive the Risen Christ but share that experience with each other."

22Apr Presider’s Page for 22 April (Easter 4)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd, a care Christians are invited to copy. Today is also the day of prayer for vocations.

22Apr 22 April. 4th Sun. of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

Acts 4:8-12 ** Psalm 118 ** 1 John 3:1-2 ** John 10:11-18

1st Reading: Acts (4:8-12)

Only by the power of the risen Jesus can we be saved

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to the Jewish leaders, “Rulers … Read the rest

21Apr 21 April. Sat. of Week 3 of Easter

Saturday Week 3 of Easter

20Apr 20 April. Fri. of Week 3 of Easter

Friday Week 3 of Easter

19Apr 19 April. Thurs. of Week 3 of Easter

Thursday Week 3 of Easter

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