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A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vatican II was a breath of fresh air for a stagnant Church. What followed brought a wonderful renewal and vibrancy to what would subsequently become known as “The People of God.” That the Mass, the centre of our worship, was now in the vernacular was wonderful. Liturgies became more lively and vibrant. Encouraged to be more involved in parish ministry,...

A Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

On regular visits to the west of Ireland I see lake and sea in their various moods: sometimes calm water disturbed only by the hidden, rhythmic paddling of a graceful swan, its only purpose at that moment seeming to be ‘just to be’; at other times, raging sea waves toss large stones inland with Goliathan effort.

A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time Jn.1:35-42

Words like ‘migrant,’ ‘asylum-seeker,’ ‘refugee,’ cover over such underlying realities as forced exile, families torn apart, violence, torture, war and a long list of ravages and atrocities. This is what we humans do to each other.