26Jul Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord RIP

The death has been announced of Jesuit Bernd Hagenkord following an illness. Last October, Bernd was the ACP Zoom guest on the Synodal process underway in Germany – What Can the Irish Church Learn from Germany?

May he rest in Read the rest

26Jul July 26, 2021. Monday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time

For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with their heart and turn -- and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.

25Jul Presider’s Page for 25 July (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

United with Christians all over the world, we acknowledge one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God as our Father. We worship as one family, and pray for greater charity and love among all the baptised.
• Today is World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

25Jul Sunday, July 25, 2021. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, "Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost." So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, "This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world."

24Jul July 24, 2021. Saturday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time

But he replied, 'No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"

23Jul AUDIO: ACI – Synodality – Dr Tom O’Loughlin 22 July 2021

Click on the file below to listen to the audio of 

Synodality – a Call to Everyone

ACI Zoom discussion – Thurs July 22nd 2021, 8.00 p.m.  

led by Dr Tom O’Loughlin



23Jul July 23, 2021. St Bridget of Sweden, Religious, Patron of Europe

I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. Whoever does not abide in me is thrown away like a branch and withers; such branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples."

22Jul Chris McDonnell: The St John’s Bible, Minnesota

 The St John’s Bible, Minnesota

La Croix July 16th 2021


We have, in our small village parish church, the seven volumes, all now commercially available, of the St. John’s Bible, the original MSS being in St John’s College, … Read the rest

22Jul Séamus Ahearne: Potpourri; Surprises; Calling; Enchantment, with a sprinkling of Sport and Politics

“What do you plan to do with your wild and precious life?”  

(M Oliver)


A potpourri of tunes:

The Shepherds got a hammering last weekend. My friend Augustine had done a hatchet job on them too. (Sermon 46; Date 414). … Read the rest

22Jul THIS EVENING: Synodality – a Call to Everyone – ACI Zoom Thursday July 22nd

Synodality – a Call to Everyone

ACI Zoom discussion – Thurs July 22nd 2021, 8.00 p.m. – led by:

Professor Tom O’Loughlin

As the priestly manpower crisis deepens in Ireland, the call for ‘more vocations‘  becomes ever more … Read the rest