08Nov Presider’s Page for 8 November (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Prisoners’ Sunday)

At this time of year, our deceased relatives and friends are often in our minds. Our faith tells us that we needn’t grieve over them like people with no hope. We remember them with love, and entrust them to God’s care.

08Nov Death to self, as explored in Bob Dylan’s latest album

 Fr John Gribowich writes in the National Catholic Reporter, Nov 7, 2020:

Bob Dylan explores death to self

in ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

…Once again, the singer-songwriter does not disappoint, and even as he approaches his 80th birthday, he is
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08Nov 08 November, 2020. 32nd Sunday, Year A

08 November, 2020. 32nd Sunday, Year A

If we hope in the resurrection, despite our grieving we have hope. The hopefulness of Wisdom is given sharper focus by St Paul, who says that all we have lost will be restored … Read the rest