12 Oct 2014

12 October 2014 - Update on the Synod on the Family - 28th Sunday in Ordinary time (Year A)

On this weeks programme John is joined by Martina O'Sullivan to review what has been happening on the Synod on the Family which has been taking place in Rome over the last week. We have an interview with Cardinal Wurl from Washington DC in the USA from Vatican Radio which gives some back ground to what is happening in Rome as well as our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel and other liturgical odds and ends.

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

Synod on the Family

This week we are broadcasting an interview from Vatican Radio with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington DC in the USA.

The Synod is a process, “we should not expect sound bite solutions” to the challenges facing the family in todays’ “secularized culture”, says the Archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Donald Wuerl. He was speaking to Vatican Radio on the eve of the first full day of working sessions in the Extra-Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.

You can listen to the interview excerpted from the main SS102fm programme HERE.

You can find the original link to Vatican Radio HERE.

Pope Francis prayer for the Synod on the Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
in you we contemplate
the splendour of true love,
to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
grant that our families too
may be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may families never again
experience violence, rejection and division:
may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,
may the approaching Synod of Bishops
make us once more mindful
of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,
and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
graciously hear our prayer.
Coverage from around the web on the Synod:

John L Allen and his team over at Crux have excellent coverage HERE.

You can watch a series of short 2-3 minute daily videos updating about what has been happening in the Synod from Rome Report's HERE.

Daily summary from Vatican Information Service giving the main points discussed during the Synod available HERE.

Catholic News Service coverage of the Synod HERE.

Salt + Light coverage of the Synod HERE.

Vatican Radio coverage can be read HERE.

Rocco's coverage of the Synod over at Whispers in the Loggia but his best coverage is from his Twitter feed.

Phil over at Ennis Blue has a round up of links on coverage of the Synod.

Gospel - Matthew 22: 1-14

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, `Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.' But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, `The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.' And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.

"But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; and he said to him, `Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, `Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.' For many are called, but few are chosen."



Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Centre for Liturgy

Liturgical Odds and Ends

Saints of the Week

October 13th - St Edward the Confessor
October 14th - St Callistus
October 15th - St Teresa of Avila
October 16th - St Margaret Mary Alacoque - seer of the Sacred Heart
October 17th - St Colman of Kilroot
October 18th - St Luke

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