Today's Homily Resource

13 August, 2020. Thursday of Week 19

13 August, 2020. Thursday of Week 19



09Aug Before we make more mistakes: let’s think again about the ‘new’ lectionary!

Before we make more mistakes: let’s think again about the ‘new’ lectionary!

August 9th, 2020

Thomas O Loughlin offers his thoughts on a "new" lectionary following the recent announcement by the bishops of Scotland. Can we hope that our bishops might engage with Thomas and others before making a decision?
"There is an alternative – one already adopted in the 1973 English-language edition of the Liturgy of the Hours – which is to use a range of translations depending on what portion of scripture is being translated and how it is being used. Indeed, the very fact that in the current lectionary there is a distinct translation of the Psalter (and there is going to be a distinct version of the psalms in the proposed lectionary), shows that the ‘one size fits all’ approach to translations is faulty."

06Aug Enemies at the Gate

Enemies at the Gate

August 6th, 2020

Brendan Hoban, in a recent Western People column, cast an eye over the opposition to Pope Francis. "When Benedict was pope, cardinals were falling over themselves hanging on to his every word, delivering reprimands to those who questioned papal tactics and giving sermonettes on loyalty and obedience to the pope. Now with a pope singing from a different hymn-sheet, for some of his cardinals loyalty and obedience seem to be less important."

05Aug Audio – Paul Collins’ Zoom Presentation “What can the Irish Church learn from Australia”

Audio – Paul Collins’ Zoom Presentation “What can the Irish Church learn from Australia”

August 5th, 2020

Audio - Paul Collins' Zoom Presentation "What can the Irish Church learn from Australia"

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. "




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