30Jun June 30, 2021. Wednesday of Week 13 in Ordinary Time

The demons begged him, "If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine." And he said to them, "Go!" So they came out and entered the swine; and suddenly, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water. The swineherds ran off, and on going into the town, they told the whole story about what had happened to the demoniacs. Then the whole town came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to leave their neighbourhood.

29Jun Termination of Pregnancy Report 2020 and Review of Legislation…plus Rally for Life details

Pádraig McCarthy writes:

Today by the Department of Health published the reported terminations of pregnancy in 2020. A review of the legislation is due this year.

Termination of Pregnancy Report 2020 and Review of Legislation

The Department of Health has … Read the rest

29Jun WANTED! Priests to assist with Croagh Patrick pilgrimage during month of July…

Croagh Patrick – Image Mayo News

More priests are needed to assist in the

Croagh Patrick pilgrimage in July.

This year, the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage is being extended across the month of July, from Wednesday to Saturday each week.Read the rest

29Jun June 29, 2021. Ss Peter & Paul, Apostles

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

28Jun Chris McDonnell: The politicizing of Eucharistic Reception is diametrically opposed to the gift of love that is offered.

Note from Chris McDonnell:

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, with the Universe media group closing, my CT column is at an end. However….For the last few weeks, La Croix International website has been carrying my pieces. This Read the rest

28Jun Timely letter from Pope Francis to James Martin SJ on his ministry to gay Catholics

Pope Francis has written to the US based priest, James Martin SJ, praising his ministry to gay Catholics.

In stark contrast to the legalistic language used by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in their blessings document, the … Read the rest

28Jun June 28, 2021. Monday of Week 13 in Ordinary Time

Another of his disciples said to him, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father." But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

27Jun Presider’s Page for 27 June (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

As summer takes hold of us, we give thanks to God for all the gifts we enjoy. We rejoice in God’s saving power: death itself is in his hand and all the living depend on God alone.

27Jun Compassion, Inclusion and Courage – link to RTÉ Service on Sunday

Compassion, Inclusion and Courage

This Service on Sunday, link below, is a gentle expression of God’s power and grace in all His beloved children.

I pray that all involved in leadership in the Christian churches, will open their hearts … Read the rest

27Jun June 27, 2021. Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Who touched my clothes?" And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing in on you; how can you say, 'Who touched me?'" He looked all around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease."