Reflection Sunday September 30 2018 26th Sunday of the Year (B): The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Prudent Ecumenism

The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Prudent Ecumenism The first part of today’s Gospel reading (on the exorcist) is often, and rightly, used as an argument in favour of ecumenism. It is not easy to see  in what particular circumstances the early Church, or the community to which Mark belonged, used it. … [Read more…]

Reflection Sunday Sept 23 2018: The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The Servant Church

The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The Servant Church The Gospel narratives are very emphatic that discipleship, the following of Jesus, implies partaking in his passion and resurrection. That holds for all followers, not just for Church leadership. On his way to his death Jesus also made clear to his Twelve apostles … [Read more…]

Reflection: The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: When the Church is weak, then she is strong. September 16 2018 (B) 24th Sunday of the Year (B)

Reflection: The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: When the Church is weak, then she is strong.  September 16 2018 (B) 24th  Sunday of the Year (B) In our own day the Church, particularly in Europe and the English-speaking world, is undergoing a crisis, especially because of faulty Church administration, paedophile and sex … [Read more…]