08Jul A Broken Dream

Chris McDonnell  writing in the Catholic Times on Friday 06 July comments on the shattering of the 'American Dream'.
"The current argument in the US is not between Democrats and Republicans; it is between decency and autocracy."
""It is a time when the Christian voice of compassion and care must be strong in defence of those who have little, whose strength is insufficient to meet the challenge that they face."

08Jul “Always say …… Always say”

Reflecting on his life's experiences Brian Fahy reminds us how so many people who were strong and experienced in so many theatres of life were reduced to silence simply by the fact that the Church loomed too large in its authority.
"Let us encourage one another to speak and say how we feel and not allow the often, unconscious forces of power to suppress or stifle the truth that needs to be said and heard."

08Jul Presider’s Page for 8 July (Ordinary Time 14)

As weak and sinful people, we gather to ask the Lord’s mercy. We know his grace is sufficient for us. Together, we praise and thank our God for the constant care we receive.
• (In Ireland) Today is the National Day of Commemoration of those who died in past wars or on service of the United Nations.

08Jul 08 July. 14th Sunday

1st Reading: Ezekiel (2:2-5)

God sends Ezekiel to tell people of their sins and call them to repentance

When he spoke to me, a spirit entered into me and set me on my feet; and I heard him speaking to … Read the rest