03Oct Angela Hanley on the history of the diaconate ministry

Two diocesan bishops – Limerick and Kildare & Leighlin – indicated recently that they intend to proceed with asking lay men (only) to consider becoming deacons.

Theologian Angela Hanley spoke about the diaconate ministry, which was open to women, and … Read the rest

03Oct Presider’s Page for 3 October (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

October is Mission Month. In three weeks time we will honour the work of missionaries on Mission Sunday; throughout the month, we are challenged by the Mission theme for 2021: ‘We cannot remain silent’, based on the strong words from the Acts of the Apostles: "We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20).

• Today is Day for Life in Ireland, which invites Catholics to consider a more positive and compassionate response to the care of people who are in the final stages of life .

03Oct Sunday October 3, 2021. Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.