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“A Church without women is like an Apostolic College without Mary. The role of women mirrors that of the Virgin Mary. And the Virgin Mary if the most important out of all the apostles. The Church is female because she is a wife and mother. The Church cannot be understood without the women that serve […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. –Dorothy Day  

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Reflections from around Fr. Philip Chircop’s great website A-Mused  

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Some wisdom from my old (and I mean old) friend Harry who sent me this: Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ? Where do they go? Wonder no more ! ! ! It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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Francis’ meeting with young offenders in Rio was deeply emotional Below is an article written by Andrea Tornielli who writes for the Vatican Insider and was in Rio de Janeiro covering WYD. Bergoglio speaks to a group of young offenders on the telephone once a fortnight and on Holy Thursday he visited Casal del Marmo […]

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Human Ingenuity on Display

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“I took my bag onto the flight with me because I always do. What’s in it? My razor, my book of hours, my diary and a reading book. The book was on Saint Therese of Lisieux, whom I’m deeply devoted to. It’s normal to carry a bag, we need to be normal, we need to […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we see in them.” …. Thomas Merton

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“I want to tell you something. What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess. We knew that in Rio there would be great disorder, but I want trouble in the dioceses!” he said, speaking off the cuff in his native Spanish. “I want to see the […]

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This Sunday’s Readings This weeks readings from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, which uses the New American Bible. Click here for THIS SUNDAY’S  readings     The Word on Fire The Word On Fire – Fr. Robert Barron’s internet site offers many interesting insights into all things Catholic. Fr. Barron has a full library […]

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How would you live every day as if it were your last?  Go skydiving? Attempt to ride a bull for 2.7 seconds? Kathleen Taylor has spent over 20 years as a counselor and community engagement facilitator for the dying and has found that in the last chapter of their lives, most people become their authentic […]

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