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Reflections

A Reflection for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

The words of today’s first reading and of the gospel, directed towards priests and Church leaders, are hard-hitting. They are: “You have strayed from the way: you have caused many to stumble. I, in my turn, have made you contemptible and vile in the eyes of the whole world in repayment for the way you have not kept to my paths.”

A Reflection for The Feast of All Saints

Some people were not too happy with the “fast-track” canonisations of Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa. I think they were of the opinion that, as well as beatification, a certain ‘beautification’ would be necessary to prepare them for canonisation.

A Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Poetry is making a comeback! A pleasant experience affirming me in this view was the recent gathering in the parish hall at Kimmage Manor where the audience enjoyed a trinity of poets: Paula Meehan, Theo Dorgan and – the novice in published form – John O'Brien C.S.Sp.