09Sep Francis wants bishops who are pastors first – Brendan Hoban’s weekly Western People column    

Francis wants bishops who are pastors first                      

Western People, Sept 8th 2020

Maureen Kelly, a native of Ballycastle, is a Mercy Sister, in Lima, Peru. She spent most of her early life teaching maths and science in Our Lady’s … Read the rest

09Sep 09 September, 2020. Wednesday of Week 23

Isn't it true that we often seek God more earnestly when our need is greater, whether in our individual or communal need. We come before the Lord in our poverty, our hunger, our sadness because it is above all in those times that we realize that we are not self-sufficient. In Luke's gospel, from which our reading is taken, as Jesus hung from the cross one of the criminals alongside him said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." To this hopeless man Jesus said, "today, you will be with me in paradise." It is when we are at our weakest that grace is at its strongest.