01Sep Pastoral Care for ethnically-mixed couples: Declan McSweeney forwarded a letter which is being published with his permission.

I would urge Catholic priests to look at the issue of pastoral care for ethnically-mixed couples, where one is white Irish and the other an immigrant of a different skin colour or their son or daughter.

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01Sep 01 September, 2020. Tuesday of Week 22

Even if we stubbornly cling to what is familiar, there is still hope. Just as he did for the troubled man in Capernaum, God can come into our lives to drive out whatever anxiety or fear is holding us back. Like the people in that synagogue, we listen spellbound to Jesus, for his words have the divine ring of truth. Let him speak to our heart and pour freshness into the dark reserves of our unconscious. If we feel our need, we can ask him to set us free from any addiction or compulsion that may ail us. It is through our closeness to Jesus that we can develop our full potential.