“Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.”
BUILT WITH BOLDGRID
- Daily Mass Readings
Make a difference.
For the things that you feel are wrong in our society,
write to the particular government department and encourage them to focus on these issues.
we ask you to guide
and support us
in living the way you taught us,
two thousand years ago.
To love You
and to love one another
as we love ourselves.
This is simply about
looking out for one another, sharing and listening
to one another,
it is about respecting and upholding the dignity of the other.
- Laudato Si – here
Pope Francis rejects a self-serving “technocratic paradigm” in favour of “integral ecology”, an ecology about much more than caring for nature but about caring for each other as fellow creatures of a loving God, and all that this implies.
Tomorrows review of today
“Remember the days of old, consider the years long past; ask your father and he will inform you, your elders, and they will tell you.” (Deut 32:7)
Over the past 35 years or so terrible secrets have been revealed in Irish society about clerical sex abuse, institutional abuse of children, forced adoptions, institutional slave labour of young single mothers, medical abuse such as symphysiotomy on young unsuspecting mums in labour, drug testing without parental consent on innocent children in care and also on not-so-innocent prisoners. Someone was making money on all of these occurrences.
What will we, as elders, tell our children about how we behaved as a society? That we held mothers and children in captivity for years with little money and no opportunity to work or learn, just because they were asylum seekers; that we allowed thousands of families to be evicted from their homes because they couldn’t pay the exorbitant mortgages they were encouraged to borrow. That in times of austerity we took from the poor to bail out the rich. That we didn’t use the funds we had to build shelters for the homeless.
Yes, I’m afraid it is we, as individuals and as a society, who sat back and allowed these choices to be made, and if our children don’t know what’s going on today, we can tell them tomorrow – with some degree of shame.