6 Oct 2018

7th October 2018 - "Catching the right bus"

Well, after a short break (some of it planned and some unplanned for members of the team) normal service resumes this week on SS102fm. Your blog editor takes back the wheel of the rather unwieldy ship which is the blog which was under the excellent care of our Lorraine for the month of September. Much obliged to her for keeping it afloat! 

In addition the team is back on air this weekend as we catch up with a few bits and pieces. Bear with us as we have to re-jig the programme planner for the next few weeks and we know we have some serious catch up to do in terms of ecclesial news from around the world and especially from HQ in Rome and the travails of Papa Frankie over the last few weeks. In addition we will be looking at the up coming seismic changes in the governance and administrative structure of the diocese of Limerick over the next few months and hoping to bring you an explainer on that as well as the pilgrims experience of WMoF2018, a report on the canonisations of Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI among other things. 

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So on this weeks programme we draw our initial review of the WMoF2018 discussions to a close with a third short reflection on the dignity and beauty of sexual love with a reflection by Bosco and Lynett McShane. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as a quick run through the saints of the week and other notices.

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


WMoF2018 - Catching the Right Bus 
Dignity and Beauty of Sexual Love: finding new language for ancient truths

At WMoF2018, Bosco and Dr Lynette McShane were panelists at the discussion on the Dignity and Beauty of Sexual Love: Finding New Language for Ancient Truths.  On this weeks programme we have their rather catchy presentation called "Catching the right bus".

They are retreat co-ordinators and founders of the Siolta Catholic retreat team. They have 6 young children. Over the past 15 years, they have delivered Catholic retreat programmes in schools and parishes with the aim of leading young people to God through the Sacraments. Bosco and Lynette met through missionary work in Calcutta, founding the charity “Another Pair of Hands”. Following the completion of her PhD in Philosophy, Lynette held the post of Senior Research Officer and then Head of Research at the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health for 6 years, researching suicide in N.I and reviewing the needs of those in services.  A former ladies Gaelic football All-Star for Tyrone, Lynette continues to write in the field of sport and mental health, delivering lectures and workshops across Universities, schools and clubs. Bosco also works professionally as a DJ.

You can listen to the WMoF2018 section of the programme excerpted from the main programme podcast HERE.

Gospel - Mark 10:2-16

Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.
Reflections on this weeks gospel:

Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Sunday Reflections

Liturgical odds & ends

Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter week 3

Saints of the Week

October 8th - St Nestor of Thessalonica

October 9th - Bl John Henry Newman
October 10th - St Daniel Comboni
October 11th - Pope St John XXIII
October 12th - St Edwin of Northumbria
October 13th - Our Lady of Fatima

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