Today's Homily Resource

Saturday in the First Week of Advent

We may be among the workers whom the Lord wants to send into his harvest to help those who are harassed and dejected. If so, then in sending us the Lord will also empower us for the work he is asking us to do.



04Dec ACP Statement on Christmas Masses

ACP Statement on Christmas Masses

December 4th, 2020

Association of Catholic Priests statement on public Masses for Christmas

Friday 4th December 2020

The go-ahead for public Masses given by the government, after the last lockdown was lifted, creates particular difficulties for priests and Parish Pastoral Councils (PPCs), …

04Dec Lectionary Translations: developments…

Lectionary Translations: developments…

December 4th, 2020

Some good news on the Lectionary translation front:

1. Publishing company Darton, Longman and Todd is producing a translation of the Lectionary which would avoid the non-inclusive English Standard Version being adopted by the bishops of England, Wales and Scotland.…

03Dec Brendan Hoban’s weekly Western People column – the doubtful currency of apologies.

Brendan Hoban’s weekly Western People column – the doubtful currency of apologies.

December 3rd, 2020

Apologies are a dubious currency in Covid era

Western People column

 

As we edge towards the end of a second COVID lockdown, we look back and look forward. Back to the almost 3,000 people who have lost their lives …

03Dec Chris McDonnell on Tony Flannery’s ‘From the Outside.’

Chris McDonnell on Tony Flannery’s ‘From the Outside.’

December 3rd, 2020

From the outside, looking in

Chris McDonnell CT

Belonging to a social group, a sports club, a political party or a local community association involves accepting certain rules and patterns of behaviour. Our behaviour is modified for the greater good …

02Dec Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left

Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left

December 2nd, 2020

Michael Seán Winters from the National Catholic Reporter writes:

At last week’s general audience, Pope Francis expressed his concern about Catholic groups that chart their own path. His words are a challenge to those on both the left and …

01Dec Séamus Ahearne celebrates his birthday…considers the Tango…and Indi has the last word.

Séamus Ahearne celebrates his birthday…considers the Tango…and Indi has the last word.

December 1st, 2020

Caritas Christi urget nos. (2 Cor 5.14)

For the birds:

The mornings are good. The river is hospitable. The ducks and herons sleep on. The swan- family fly in together and are raucous. The other little birds chirp away. We …

30Nov Advent Memory: Maynooth, Jerusalem and Ronan Drury

Advent Memory: Maynooth, Jerusalem and Ronan Drury

November 30th, 2020

 

This was sent to me by a friend. Worthy of a repost here…

https://vimeo.com/55083284

30Nov Brendan Hoban reads ‘Grace’ from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’.

Brendan Hoban reads ‘Grace’ from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’.

November 30th, 2020

Brendan Hoban reading a reflection from his new book ‘A Priest’s Diary’ on Midwest Radio’s Faith Alive programme with Monica Morley.

 

https://soundcloud.com/monica-morley-858811797/grace-1?fbclid=IwAR2hfd1RRQy6B4kygZg3JJFhJuRK8FwaBnlMi9PmuGB2SnU-9G1Lhd7bjq8

 

Copies of ‘A Priest’s Diary’ are now available at €15 from all local bookshops in Mayo

29Nov Brendan Hoban and The Man From Del Monte…

Brendan Hoban and The Man From Del Monte…

November 29th, 2020

The man from Del Monte was one of our own          

I’ve just published my new book, A Priest’s Diary. Not so much a diary as a series of 60 reflections on incidents and experiences after almost half a century of

25Nov Chris McDonnell shares his ‘Catholic Times’ Advent Reflection

Chris McDonnell shares his ‘Catholic Times’ Advent Reflection

November 25th, 2020

This Advent Coming

Chris McDonnell CT

In the Northern hemisphere, the weeks before Christmas are often dark and dank, “the ways deep and the weather sharp, the very dead of winter” as Eliot wrote in his poem The Journey of




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