Today's Homily Resource

05 August, 2020. Wednesday of Week 18

05 August, 2020. Wednesday of Week 18



04Aug The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

August 4th, 2020

Seamus Ahearne comments on three recent losses. On John Hume he says; "John was outstanding in our history. He spoke a different language.  He never gave up.  He talked and talked. He sang. He persisted. He wasn’t limited by a narrow view of history or confined/reduced by political blinkers. He only saw people.  The Unity of people mattered. The future mattered. Living together mattered.  Religion could not be a divider. ..... John Hume is a hero. He is an inspiration.  So all leadership has to be about communication and not dictat."

01Aug Presider’s Pages for Summer 2020 published

Presider’s Pages for Summer 2020 published

August 1st, 2020

To facilitate those taking holidays, the presider's pages for the rest of the summer season have now been published.

30Jul Statues Beware

Statues Beware

July 30th, 2020

Seamus Ahearne is moved by a speech in the U.S. House of Representative by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York to ask "If we as Church, listened to her words, might we find much of her address applicable to ourselves? How women are treated? How they are excluded for spurious theological reasons.  How even the language of our Liturgy insults them; disrespects them; belittles them."

29Jul Can the Irish Church learn from Australia – Zoom Meeting

Can the Irish Church learn from Australia – Zoom Meeting

July 29th, 2020

You are invited by the Association of Catholic Priests to take part in a Zoom meeting on Thursday 30 July at 12 noon with church commentator Paul Collins from Australia.

26Jul A New Lectionary for Scotland – ‘Another fine mess’ ?

A New Lectionary for Scotland – ‘Another fine mess’ ?

July 26th, 2020

The Scottish bishops have approved the use of the Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible, published in 2018, as the base text for the new translation of the Lectionary for Scotland.
This version is known for its more 'literal' translation and lack of inclusive language.
The Irish bishops have yet to announce a decision about a new lectionary for Ireland. Can we have any hope we will avoid another fiasco like the 2011 Missal?

25Jul Vatican is living in a Patriarchal Bubble

Vatican is living in a Patriarchal Bubble

July 25th, 2020

Press Release - We Are Church

23Jul The World of Wonder

The World of Wonder

July 23rd, 2020

"We have to learn to be missionaries. To find eyes and ears and heart to catch the speaking- God in a new way. "

22Jul Interview with Tom O’Loughlin on Eating Together, Becoming One

Interview with Tom O’Loughlin on Eating Together, Becoming One

July 22nd, 2020

Tom O’Loughlin discusses his book Eating Together, Becoming One (Liturgical Press Academic, 2019) in this interview.

16Jul The Music of Mission

The Music of Mission

July 16th, 2020

Seamus Ahearne continues to be inspired by his early morning walks.
"We walk humbly into the future. We are indeed ‘tiptoeing’ with reverence into that new world, where there are hints of mystery everywhere.  ..... Ministry has to change. Parish life has to change. Church has to change. Our understanding of Sacrament has to change. Our concept of Liturgy and worship has to change. We have to change". 

11Jul Let’s Eat Together – has the time come to change our (anti-) ecumenical practice which hurts people?

Let’s Eat Together – has the time come to change our (anti-) ecumenical practice which hurts people?

July 11th, 2020

Eating Together, Becoming One by Thomas O'Loughlin has won First Place in the “Ecumenism or Interfaith Relations” category in the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada’s 2020 Book Awards. We extend our congratulations to Tom.

Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when they take part in a eucharist celebrated by Catholics. Thomas O'Loughlin argues that the various ways of thinking about what we are doing in the liturgy should lead us to see intercommunion as enhancing our participation in the mystery of the church and the mystery we celebrate.




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