09Dec Ambition; oxygen and energy to the evils of clericalism

Fr. Peter Daly, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, has some stern remarks about ambition being "one of the worst and most destructive features of clericalism. If we are going to reform the priesthood, we need to tame the demon of ambition and substitute the idea of servant leadership"

09Dec 09 December, 2019. Immaculate Conception

1st Reading: Genesis 3:9-15, 20

Enmity between the serpent and the woman

But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was … Read the rest

09Dec Presiders Page for 9 December (Immaculate Conception of the BVM)

Our preparations for Christmas always include Mary, the Mother of God. Her Advent feast is displaced from 8th December this year because of a clash with the Second Sunday of Advent, which we celebrated yesterday. Today, we honour her conception free from sin, a miracle that displays God’s power for believers. We worship God, for whom everything is posssible.