We are living on the edge of huge historical change. Our common home, indeed our only home—this planet—is under threat. Our lifestyles, and the economies which support them are contributing significantly to climate change, and to the crisis it is causing: the many wildfires raging in these days, the melting of the polar caps, the
Commentary by Fr Donagh O’Shea OP, www.goodnews.ie Mk 7:31-37 Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand
Commentary by Fr Donagh O’Shea OP, www.goodnews.ie Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless
Commentary by Fr Donagh O’Shea OP, www.goodnews.ie Lk 1:39-56 Muslims have a tradition that Mohammed was illiterate. It is a way of saying that the Koran was God’s production, not his. This tradition is similar, as far as it goes, to the Christian teaching about Mary’s virginity. One of the differences is that the
The commentary by Fr. Paul Murray OP at www.wordonfire.org The Adventurous Legacy of St. Dominic In the twelfth canto of the Paradiso, when Dante begins to speak of St. Dominic and of his passion to proclaim the word of truth, he speaks of him not only as an educated man and preacher of the gospel but
During the first week of the Provincial Chapter of the Irish Province of the Dominicans fr John Harris was elected a new Provincial. The Chapter will continue next week, please continue to keep the work of the Chapter and the new Provincial in your prayers.