Scripture Notes – The readings for Sunday 21 June

Dear friends,  On this Sunday, we make our way back to Matthew, the Gospel for Year A. The YouTube video has a sort of welcome back tone, to help us change gear and re-enter the very different world of Matthew. News: Dermot Lane has just published a new book: “Theology and Ecology in Dialogue. The Wisdom of Laudato Si’.” In 154 pages of text, he is offering an amazingly comprehensive overview of the issues,…

15/06/2020
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Ecumenical Bible Week and Scripture Notes

Vision 2020: Faith into the Future Dear friends,  The great cycle of feasts from Advent to Pentecost, celebrating the great events of salvation, has come to an end. With the feast of the Holy Trinity, the invitation is to pause, to catch our breath, to contemplate. Viewed externally, this is a “doctrinal” feast. Viewed internally — chiefly from the point of view of the readings — the feast invites us an experience of relationship, an extraordinary relationship…

04/06/2020
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Online Novena to the Sacred Heart

Dear friends,  The Jesuits in Gardiner St (Dublin) have asked me to give the talks for the novena to the Sacred Heart this year. I was delighted to be asked and am preparing the material now. The novena has a title: “Is your heart in the right place?”. The talks are all based on passages from Luke’s Gospel and have titles such as, A listening heart A compassionate heart A…

04/06/2020
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