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23 October, 2020. Friday of Week 29

23 October, 2020. Friday of Week 29

St John of Capistrano, priest (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6

One body and one spirit, a warm ideal of church unity

I, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a …



14Oct Séamus Ahearne ponders on ‘mission’ while Indi allows us a glimpse of her listening to radio!

Séamus Ahearne ponders on ‘mission’ while Indi allows us a glimpse of her listening to radio!

October 14th, 2020

Our Mission Today

A sliver of moon:

These mornings, a sliver of a moon stares at me. Thoughts of the ‘hammer and sickle’ come to mind. (The solidarity aspect rather than any other). However, this sickle slices away at the …

13Oct Was the bishops’ intervention wise? asks Brendan Hoban in his weekly Western People column    

Was the bishops’ intervention wise? asks Brendan Hoban in his weekly Western People column    

October 13th, 2020

Was the bishops’ intervention wise?                              

Western People 13.10.2020

During the Great Famine (1945-52) much play was made of the slogan ‘Property should support poverty’. In other words, landlords (the property class) from the rent they received on their lands were …

12Oct ‘The Confessors’ on RTÉ 1 Mon 12th Oct

‘The Confessors’ on RTÉ 1 Mon 12th Oct

October 12th, 2020
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The Confessors

Documentary that speaks to a selection of Irish priests, urban, rural and chaplains discuss the sins they’ve heard that have impacted and stayed with them. They also discuss why they have stayed within the church.

This link is

12Oct The Irish Times view on churches in the pandemic: taking a toll on the faithful

The Irish Times view on churches in the pandemic: taking a toll on the faithful

October 12th, 2020

The crisis is hitting the churches hard, but it would be difficult to justify an exemption from restrictions for places of worship…

Ireland’s four Catholic Archbishops made an unrealistic request in asking Taoiseach Micheál Martin to allow them special arrangements …

12Oct Audio for Zoom on German Church by Fr Bernd Hagenkord SJ, with (rough) transcript

Audio for Zoom on German Church by Fr Bernd Hagenkord SJ, with (rough) transcript

October 12th, 2020

Fr Bernd Hagenkord SJ – ACP Zoom presentation Tues 6 Oct 2020

What can the Irish Church learn from Germany?

The introduction was by host Gerry O’Connor CSsR, ACP Leadership Team, who shared John O’Donohue’s beautiful meditation poem ‘For Courage.’ 

11Oct Gerry O’Hanlon SJ speaking about ‘Fratelli Tutti’ on Midwest Radio’s ‘Faith Alive’ programme

Gerry O’Hanlon SJ speaking about ‘Fratelli Tutti’ on Midwest Radio’s ‘Faith Alive’ programme

October 11th, 2020

Gerry O Hanlon SJ speaking on Fratelli Tutti on Midwest Radio’s Faith Alive programme on Sun Oct 11th 2020 with Monica Morley and Brendan Hoban.

“It’s a nice insight into it and he critiques it well….!”

 

 

10Oct Margaret MacCurtain obituary: Pioneering historian and campaigner

Margaret MacCurtain obituary: Pioneering historian and campaigner

October 10th, 2020

From the Irish Times:

President leads tributes to nun, educator, feminist and human-rights activist.

Margaret MacCurtain

May 17th, 1929-October 5th, 2020

The distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, Dr Margaret MacCurtain OP, has died aged 91. Her research into …

10Oct Podcast: Pádraig Ó Tuama on the sacramentality of language

Podcast: Pádraig Ó Tuama on the sacramentality of language

October 10th, 2020

America magazine posted this link to Pádraig Ó Tuama’s podcast.

Our lives are shaped by language, even if most of us are not poets. But it helps to talk to one if you want to reflect deeply on how language, …

09Oct ‘Fratelli Tutti’ – Four Theologians Take a Deeper Look…

‘Fratelli Tutti’ – Four Theologians Take a Deeper Look…

October 9th, 2020

America Magazine reports the following:

(AM) Editor’s note: As part of our larger coverage of “Fratelli Tutti,” the latest encyclical letter from Pope Francis, America asked a number of theologians and church experts to contribute a brief response,

09Oct Teaching is a vocation says Chris McDonnell in his Catholic Times column

Teaching is a vocation says Chris McDonnell in his Catholic Times column

October 9th, 2020

Teaching is a vocation

Chris McDonnell CT October 09 2020

There are over forty occasions in the four Gospels where Jesus is referred to as teacher, a title of some significance. His words and his life were indeed meant to …




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