16 Sep 2010

UPDATED - 19th September 2010 - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year C

This weeks show has a brief discussion about Pope Benedict's visit to the UK on a State visit as well as a discussion about Cardinal John Henry Newmans beatification, our weekly reflection of  the Sunday Gospel, a quick review of the Irish Catholic and a review of Timothy Radcliffe's OP book "What is the point of being a Christian?".

Popes Trip to UK and the beatification of  John Henry Newman
The offical website of the visit is here and we posted a introduction to John Henry Newman earlier in the week here. The article that Shane and Lorraine discuss on the show from First Things is here and check out the blog of The Anchoress which is posted in our blogroll on the right hand side.


If you want to read the text of the various addresses, homilies and comments of the Pope during his visit to the UK, the Vatican website has them all available here.

Update 2:

All the coverage by the National Catholic Reporter including various pieces about Blessed Newman available here.

Update 3:

All the coverage by the Catholic Herald in the UK can be found here.

Gospel Reflection
This weeks gospel from Luke 16:1-13 is the parable of the unjust steward where we are challanged to be prudent and yet be careful not to let the attractions of this world distract us from the next. It is a difficult passage this week so we decided to post some other links with reflections and viewpoints for you to look at, reflect on and pray over here, here, and here and as the week progresses and we find some more we will post those extra links.

Update 4:

From Msgr Charles Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington an interesting few thoughts on the gospel of the day or from Fr .Philip Neri Powell, OP who blogs at Domine, da mihi hanc aquam. 

Book Review
A new feature of the show is begun this week with our monthly book review. The intention is to share books with our listeners that they may be interested. We will try to vary the type of book we review and do a selection from those that will provide you with some "mental meat" to chew on, encouraging and challanging you, to those that aid in reflection and prayer and everything in between.

This weeks books is What is the point of being a Christian? which comes with a high recommendation from Lorraine and Shane although it is a very challanging book which needs to be ruminated over as you progress through it with a lot of food for thought from Timothy Radcliffe OP.

Saints of the Week
We ran out of time on air to discuss the liturgical events of the coming week but we decided to give you the dates and information about our celestial guides for the upcoming week below:

Mon 20- Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, and Paul Chong Hasang, and their Companions, the Korean Martyrs
Tue 21 - Saint Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist
Thu 23 - Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), here and here ; and St Adomnán (9th Century Abbot of Iona)
Fri 24 -
St Theodore of Canterbury (Bishop)
Sat 25 - St Finbar (Bishop) - Patron of the Diocese of Cork (and Cork City), here and here

And as always, thanks for listening!

John, Lorraine and Shane

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