28Aug Root & Branch Inclusive Lay-led Synod 5th-12th September, 2021 – All are welcome. All topics are on the table.

R O O T  &  B R A N C H


*In the Catholic Church, Synods usually mean only bishops and only men. We are reclaiming its true meaning of

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28Aug August 28 2021. Saturday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time

For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. As for this worthless slave, throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'"

27Aug Seán McDonagh’s ‘Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs’ – two reviews

Two reviews of Seán McDonagh’s book Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs.

The first is by Dr. Margaret McGaley and it appears in the current edition of Studies, a Quarterly Review.
The second is by Christopher West and
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27Aug August 27 2021. Friday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time

And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' But he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do no know you.' Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour."

26Aug August 26 2021. Thursday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his disciples, "Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

25Aug August 25 2021. Wednesday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his disciples, "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

24Aug Tuesday August 24 2021. St Bartholomew, Apostle (Feast)

Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

23Aug What is it to be Holy?

Article from ACI website 

What is it to be Holy?

What exactly is holiness? Will we know it when we see it? Is it attainable by anyone, or only by those who have made a lifelong commitment to the ‘religious’

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23Aug August 23 2021. Monday of Week 21 in Ordinary Time

Jesus said: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cross sea and land to make a single convert, and you make the new convert twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

22Aug Presider’s Page for 22 August (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

We gather as people who have chosen to serve the Lord, chosen to walk the Christian way. We worship God who leads us on — and ask for strength to continue as we have begun.