Category: Feature

Sharing the pattern of the cross…

Great crowds accompanied Jesus on his way and he turned and spoke to them. “If anyone comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:1-2). The size of the crowd did not impress Jesus. He could read their minds and intentions. Some…

Running races in time and eternity

Israel Olatunde is sprinting ahead as the world stands still, but sees God as the greatest prize, writes Jason Osborne Few activities are as liberating as running as fast as you can. For some reason as we grow up, we do it less and less, but most of us can remember the ecstatic joy of…

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Re-building the Church…

The findings of the largest consultation process ever undertaken in the Church in Ireland – part of the synodal pathway – were sent to Rome this week. Here The Irish Catholic presents a summary of the 15 major themes of the report.   Abuse as part of the story of the Church The scale of…

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Get your focus right…

The Sunday Gospel Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. Last Sunday, we heard him say that he had come to bring fire to the earth and that he would have to plunge into the sea of suffering, a prospect that caused him great distress. Somebody came up to him and asked, “Sir, will there…

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus

The Sunday Gospel My inspiration this week takes the Second Reading (Hebrews 12:1-4) as a lead in to the Gospel of the day (Luke 12: 49-53). “Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection.” I have often taken this sentence as the theme of…