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Brian Fahy asks priests to consider how well we speak to our gathered people at Mass. A former teacher of homiletics, he asks how important public speaking is in the training of priests today.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning (Meister Eckhart) The Pelican, Kingfisher and Heron: The Pelican took off for the River Avoca. It needed a change from Fota….
Vatican News reports https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-05/pope-announces-21-new-cardinals-from-around-the-world.html Pope Francis announces that he will create 21 new Cardinals at a Consistory on Saturday, 27 August. They represent the Church worldwide, and reflect a wide…
Brendan Hoban, in the Western People, writes about the absence of Holy Week Ceremonies this year.
“Church leaders are caught between their responsibility to give clear and appropriate guidance and the felt need of the people to celebrate the key events of the first Easter. But their (and our) moral responsibility is clear. The bottom line is that no compromise that might endanger health and life is acceptable.”
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…
Sean O’Conaill asks ‘who is to address the question of the church’s relevance to the wider spiritual and moral crisis of Irish society?’