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28 November, 2020. Saturday of Week 34

28 November, 2020. Saturday of Week 34

1st Reading: Revelation 22:1-7

The river of life, the healing fruits and the Lamb who is coming soon

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, …



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

24Nov A Priest’s Diary – new book from Brendan Hoban

A Priest’s Diary – new book from Brendan Hoban

November 24th, 2020

 

A Priest’s Diary

Brendan Hoban

The word ‘diary’, used to describe these jottings, is a bit of a misnomer. Usually a diary is a private document, written for the author alone. It’s a way for writing to yourself and for

24Nov Séamus Ahearne on his weekly musings of life…and Indi

Séamus Ahearne on his weekly musings of life…and Indi

November 24th, 2020

Every day is a blessing.

The Eucharist of nature:

The day was quiet. The river was mostly a whisper with some variations. And then there was the heavy flapping of wings; the swans arrived. The grunts accompanied the flap. I …

24Nov Women need not be priests to lead church, Francis says in new book

Women need not be priests to lead church, Francis says in new book

November 24th, 2020

From Joshua J McElwee – National Catholic Reporter…

ROME — Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a new book that women do not need to be priests …

23Nov Joe Biden’s ‘Irish’ Catholic faith – Brendan Hoban

Joe Biden’s ‘Irish’ Catholic faith – Brendan Hoban

November 23rd, 2020

Brendan Hoban’s Western People article…

Joe Biden’s Catholic faith is distinctly Irish    

For all of his political life, Joe Biden has sought the American presidency. In 1980 when he was 37 and a senator barely a year in office, Biden …

19Nov ‘The Crown’ – horrified by what Netflix is doing … simply because that family is famous…

‘The Crown’ – horrified by what Netflix is doing … simply because that family is famous…

November 19th, 2020

Seán O’Conaill writes:

Too Many Steps Too Far

 

It is impossible to watch the first episode of the fourth Netflix ‘season’ of The Crown without being appalled at the prospect of going further.

That episode alone, especially for those …

19Nov Online Event with Anna Soupa – candidate for Archbishop Of Lyon

Online Event with Anna Soupa – candidate for Archbishop Of Lyon

November 19th, 2020

Anne Soupa

Candidate to become Archbishop of Lyon

Followed by Q & A  

7.30 – 9.00pm Monday 23rd of November 2020

Online ZOOM event

Anne Soupa

Anne Soupa is a theologian who has put her name forward in May …

19Nov We Are Church – Advent Liturgy via Zoom

We Are Church – Advent Liturgy via Zoom

November 19th, 2020

 

Advent Liturgy

Light and Hope

First Sunday of Advent

2pm Sunday 29th of November 2020

ZOOM Event  

 

‘Holy Family on Grafton Street’ by Nieves Fernandez

This year the WAC Ireland Advent Liturgy will be a ZOOM event

19Nov Chris Mcdonnell from the ‘Catholic Times’ – Our Changing Planet

Chris Mcdonnell from the ‘Catholic Times’ – Our Changing Planet

November 19th, 2020

Our changing planet

Chris McDonnell CT

Writing back in August, 2017 Pope Francis asked that we “Listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer most because of the unbalanced ecology.” 

Laudato Si’ might …

17Nov Congregations find their own voices with Liturgy of the Hours revisions

Congregations find their own voices with Liturgy of the Hours revisions

November 17th, 2020

From globalsistersreport.org

In women’s religious congregations and communities across the U.S., members join in the Liturgy of the Hours, described as the daily prayer of the church. But while the practice may be universal, the prayers are not all the …




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