6 Aug 2016

7th August 2016 - Catholic News Roundup 2 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary time

On this weeks programme John, Shane and Anne continue our news roundup with a discussion of numerous things including the tragic murder of Fr Jacques Hamel in France. We have our regular review of the saints of the week, our reflection on this Sunday's gospel as well as other odds and ends.

You can listen to the full podcast of this weeks programme HERE.


Catholic News Roundup 2




On the morning of 26th July 2016, in St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class suburb of the cathedral city of Rouen as Father Hamel was celebrating Mass two men with knives entered the small church and slit his throat, an attack that horrified people across France and the world. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that the two assailants — who were shot dead by the police — were “soldiers” retaliating against the United States-led coalition fighting the group in Iraq and Syria. Condemnation of the attack was swift from around the world. Articles and commentary below:




Other things covered on this weeks programme:
Annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock

Events are finalised for the National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from the 14th – 22nd August. The theme for this year is ‘Merciful like the Father’ in keeping with the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The Novena will open with Most Rev. Bishop Michael Smith and the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage as well as guest speaker, Mr. Noel Smyth, Businessman and Solicitor who whose talk entitled ‘God and Mammon- doing the right thing’ will explore the topic of business and ethics. As in recent years, workshops will take place daily at 12 noon and 6pm on a range of interesting and content.

You can read more about it here including the timetable of events.






Gospel Luke 12:32-48

Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy












Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - psalter week 3; 19th week in Ordinary time

Saints of the Week
August 8th - St Dominic
August 9th - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
August 10th - St Lawrence
August 11th - St Clare of Assisi
August 12th - St Lelia and St Jane Frances de Chantel
August 13th - St Fachtna

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