23Nov Pope Francis shares 8 Beatitudes for Bishops, giving a model for the 21st-century pastor

America Magazine reports:

Pope Francis has given a text called “The Beatitudes of the Bishop” to all the Italian bishops meeting in plenary assembly in Rome. The text offers encouragement and pastoral guidance not only to the Italian bishops but … Read the rest

23Nov Tuesday, November 23 2021 Week 34 in Ordinary Time


Some people were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings. And Jesus said, "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down."

23Nov 23 Nov: Feast of St Columban – Seán McDonagh’s sermon in Bangor Abbey, Co Down

Columban’s Day Sermon

Good evening and thank you for inviting me here to preach at this Columban service in Bangor Abbey. As a Columban missionary, it is a great privilege for me to join with you in this ecumenical celebration … Read the rest