26Jun AUDIO: Brendan Hoban’s ACI presentation on Synodality 24 June 2021

Audio of Brendan Hoban’s ACI presentation on Synodality on 24 June 2021

https://soundcloud.com/user-211747038/aci-brendan-hoban-on-synodality-24-june-2021

26Jun June 26, 2021. Saturday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time


That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and cured all who were sick. This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases."

25Jun Brendan Hoban: Cardinal Marx and Church reform

Marx makes his mark on Church reform

Western People June 22nd 2021

In 2013, when Pope Benedict surprised the Catholic world by resigning as pope – the first in 600 years – it set in motion a series of … Read the rest

25Jun Croagh Patrick pilgrimage extended – July 1st-31st

The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage, traditionally the last Sunday in July, is being extended this year because of Covid restrictions and to ensure the safety of pilgrims. Instead of a one-day pilgrimage pilgrims are invited to participate over the month … Read the rest

25Jun June 25, 2021. Friday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time


"Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean."

24Jun America Magazine: The German Synodal Way, Explained

America Magazine reports:

Some Catholics in the United States are deeply concerned about the German church’s “synodal way.” A quick YouTube search returns titles like, “What is going on in Germany!?!?!” “English Bishop WARNS Vatican ‘Stop German Bishops, We’re Heading … Read the rest

24Jun A letter from Root & Branch…

Dear Friend in Christ,

We at Root & Branch are emboldened by the efforts of so many individuals and groups like yours around the world with a common agenda of reforming the Catholic Church. You may not be aware of … Read the rest

24Jun Séamus Ahearne: Still learning…

Every day is a school day

Little things matter:

Saturday was a beautiful day. I found Templeogue Cemetery after a little detour. How did I miss it? It was so obvious. The waiting family chatted and then greeted me with … Read the rest

24Jun June 24, 2021. The Nativity of John the Baptist


All who heard them pondered them and said, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the desert until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.

23Jun June 23, 2021. Wednesday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time


A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits."