Today's Homily Resource

18 June, 2018. Mon. of Week 11

1st Reading: 1 Kings (21:1-16)

After condemning poor Naboth, King Ahab seized his precious vineyard

Later the following events took place: Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of King Ahab of Samaria. And Ahab said …

05Jun Knocking over Wardrobes

Knocking over Wardrobes

June 5th, 2018

Seamus Ahearne celebrates his 21 years in Rivermount Parish in Finglas.
"We have created space for Voices. We have given confidence to people. We watch people grow and speak out of their own lives."

03Jun Time to talk to someone…

Time to talk to someone…

June 3rd, 2018

Chris McDonnell writing in the Catholic Times reminds us that despite the many forms in which the written word can be expressed " it is the spoken word that is our basic currency of exchange."
"In our own times, we have been continually reminded by Francis that conversation is important, that listening is part of understanding. That is why within parishes open conversation leads to involvement and pastoral care, one for another. .... we must not give up seeking conversation that is honest and purposeful."

01Jun Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

June 1st, 2018

The experience of Corpus Christi in Portugal, still celebrated on Thursday and a state holiday, gets Seamus Ahearne thinking; "The Feast is evocative. The past. The Procession. The dressed-up windows. The Monstrance. The Communion children. That big heavy cope. Relics of old decency. I wonder now what it all meant and means."
.... "The feast of Corpus Christi screams at us: Don’t be minimalist in what is celebrated at The Table of Life"

30May International Church Reform Network

International Church Reform Network

May 30th, 2018

Tony Flannery looks ahead to the fourth conference of the International Church Reform Network (ICRN) that will take place in Bratislava from 11 June to 15 June.

28May Some Reactions to the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

Some Reactions to the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

May 28th, 2018

A sample of some reactions to the result of the referendum on removing the Eighth Amendment to the constitution.

27May The Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

The Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

May 27th, 2018

An audio clip of Brendan Hoban speaking about the referendum results on MidWest Radio's "Faith Alive"..

27May Can you believe it?

Can you believe it?

May 27th, 2018

Seamus Ahearne casts an eye on affairs in Ireland from a safe and warm distance.
"We are hiding ourselves in the paint of the past. We are ornate museum pieces. And we may be. But the beauty of God is everywhere. The challenge to all of us is to reveal a God of such beauty and wonder. This is daunting. We have to strip off the paint of the ages. Our life is revelation. ........ God still is wonderful and is still taunting us and teasing us and surprising us."

27May Pastor


May 27th, 2018

Brian Fahy's memory of an encounter with a lonely lost young Irish woman many years ago makes him reflect that " ‘Priest’ has connotations of someone who presides in liturgy, in religious ceremonies, ...... Whereas, ‘pastor’ ... is someone who cares about people."
"Let us help one another to tell our stories and to live."

22May Biafra: Misean Dearmadta (Forgotten Mission)

Biafra: Misean Dearmadta (Forgotten Mission)

May 22nd, 2018

Aoife Kelly in the Irish Independent reports that a "new Irish documentary reveals how Irish missionaries risked their lives to save millions from starvation during the Nigerian Civil War."
Biafra: Misean Dearmadta (Forgotten Mission) airs on TG4 on Wednesday at 9.30pm.

21May ‘God made you like this’

‘God made you like this’

May 21st, 2018

Stephanie Kirchgaessner writes in The Guardian about a reported conversation between Juan Carlos Cruz, who was sexually abused, and Pope Francis where according to Juan Carlos Cruz the pope told him "‘Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this ... "

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