You can listen to the podcast of this weeks full programme HERE.
Catholic News Roundup
We did a quick whirlwind run around the world to highlight some news items from the Catholic world. Topics covered on this weeks programme:
- WYD2016 - check out our posts on WYD2016 and Vatican Radio's coverage
- Reek Sunday 2016
- Ordinations for Dominicans, Pallotines and various diocese across the country.
- Papal trip to Armenia
- Papal trip to Georgia & Azerbaijan and to Assisi
- Pan-Orthodox Holy & Great Council in Crete
- Rededication of the Basilica at Knock
- New documentary on Knock available in August.
- The Minister, the nuns and the $9m
- Persecution of Christians in China
Gospel - Luke 12:13-21
Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ 14But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ 15And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.’ 16Then he told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” 18Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” 20But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” 21So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’"
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Centre for Liturgy
Word on Fire
Liturgical odds & ends
Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 2; 18th week in ordinary time
Saints of the Week
August 1st - St Alphonsus Ligouri (founder of the Redemptorists)
August 2nd - St Peter Julian Eymard also the Indulgence of St Mary of the Portiuncula
August 3rd - Bl Godfrey of Le Mans
August 4th - St John Vianney
August 5th - Dedication of the Basilica of Mary Major (First Friday)
August 6th - Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord