Today's Homily Resource

21 October. 29th Sunday

1st Reading: Isaiah (53:10-11)

God’s faithful Servant bears our sins and sorrow; but he will prevail

It was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see …



11Oct Audio Recording of Annual General Meeting 2018

Audio Recording of Annual General Meeting 2018

October 11th, 2018

Éist Online Store

An audio recording of the presentations made at the AGM on 10 October 2018 is now available from Eist.
It is available on a 2 CD set or by email.
The total cost for either is €15 .

To Order, …

11Oct Larry Forristal R.I.P.

Larry Forristal R.I.P.

October 11th, 2018

Seamus Ahearne recalls some memories of the late Larry Forristal, retired bishop of Ossory.

11Oct European Christian Environmental Network calling for ‘A future with hope’.

European Christian Environmental Network calling for ‘A future with hope’.

October 11th, 2018

Sean McDonagh draws our attention to a statement from the European Christian Environmental Network calling for 'A future with hope'.

10Oct Give me a Drink

Give me a Drink

October 10th, 2018

An old work song sets Chris McDonnell, writing in the Catholic Times, reflecting on the beauty and awesome power of water. His musings lead him to think "It is a time of aridity in the Church, so much has happened that has left us parched and thirsty, casting about, looking for a drink to satisfy our thirst."

08Oct The Vatican’s Tahrir Square?

The Vatican’s Tahrir Square?

October 8th, 2018

Paddy Ferry alerts us to the fact that the funeral Mass of Fr. Kevin Kelly, the English theologian, is taking place in Formby tomorrow, Oct. 9th, at noon. He died on Sept. 25th aged 81.

Paddy says 'During the controversy leading up to the imposition of the then new liturgy, he wrote to the English bishops expressing his disquiet. I now share the piece once again below, "The Vatican's Tahrir Square?". I am now not quite sure where I first came across this --perhaps even on this site. But, when I did, I immediately shared it with Cardinal O'Brien whom I had been pestering about the awfulness of the new liturgy. He immediately sent it to all the Scottish bishops but all to no avail.'

08Oct Clontarf Ecumenical Conference – Ecumenism: Reimagining the Future of the Irish Church.

Clontarf Ecumenical Conference – Ecumenism: Reimagining the Future of the Irish Church.

October 8th, 2018

Clontarf Ecumenical Conference

Ecumenism: Reimagining the Future of the Irish Church.

Date:                         Saturday 13th October 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue:       Church of St. John the Baptist, Seafield Road West, Clontarf, Dublin 3

10.00 a.m.                                    Registration, Tea/Coffee (in the

07Oct The Stripping of the Altars

The Stripping of the Altars

October 7th, 2018

Seamus Ahearne visited his neighbours in Finglas West for the closing of their church.
"The symbolism of today was very moving. The closing of a Church brought people to Mass!  ........
A new world of God, is opening up. We do need to be very creative. Buildings help it happen. It will occur in a very different way. We can knock down some of the structures of religion and become architects of a very new and simple faith.  Pope Francis expresses it well how our Church has to grow and develop. We need to focus on faith-building rather than brick-building."

04Oct Invitation to AGM

Invitation to AGM

October 4th, 2018

Invitation to the AGM of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in

The Bounty, Dubarry Park, Athlone

on Wednesday 10th October

2.00-5.00pm.

03Oct Northern Regional Meeting, ACP

Northern Regional Meeting, ACP

October 3rd, 2018

Report of the Northern Regional Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests held in Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Tuesday, 11 September 2018.

03Oct “The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia”

“The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia”

October 3rd, 2018

The address of Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of Parramatta, to the Concerned Catholics of Canberra and Goulburn Forum on the topic of “The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia” has relevance not just to the church in Australia but to the universal church.
"If the priesthood has a better future, it has to be humanized; it has to find expression in better mutual support, collaboration and partnership. It has to free itself from the variant strains of clericalism such as sexism, paternalism, narcissism and superiority complex."
"So long as we continue to make women invisible and inferior in the Church’s language, liturgy, theology and law, we impoverish ourselves as if we heard with only one ear, we saw with only one eye and we thought with only one half of the brain..."




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