12Jul The curious case of the Archbishop’s comments.

Brendan Hoban writing in the Western People suggests that "Part of the problem we have in the Irish Catholic Church is that little respect was given to the critical voices that time and again warned against the icebergs stalking our voyage. A lack of vision, a failure in leadership and an inability to cope with the complexities of a changing world meant that the uncritical voices, especially those that echoed official thinking, were given an inordinate influence in the last few decades. And anyone who didn’t subscribe to the old conservatism was taken out in some shape or form."

12Jul 12 July. Thursday, Week 14

1st Reading: Hosea (11:1-4, 8-9)

In tender imagery, God declares motherly care for his beloved child, Israel

When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more I called them, the … Read the rest