November 29, 2018 - Catholic Herald

November 29, 2018

Our lack of welcome

“Widows, orphans and strangers”: that’s code in Scripture for the three most vulnerable groups within a society at any given time. And both the...

? Heretic of the week

Eutyches (380-456) was a priest in Constantinople when last week’s heretic, Nestorius, became his archbishop. In response to his superior’s heresy that there were...

Prize crossword 0570

Cryptic across 5 Let drugs into Hen night – that’s a bit hairy (9) 8 In favour of tea, they say, the garrison (4)...

Mass readings

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week I Sunday, December 2: The First Sunday of Advent Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25; 1 Thes 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36...

How to…. Genuflect

Kneeling has always been a gesture of reverence; but the practice of genuflecting – touching the right knee briefly to the ground – is...

Diary of a city priest

So Advent begins again: the first great penitential season of the year. In the better monasteries it’s still a season of fasting. I am...

Omnium gatherum

“Tuis enim fidelibus, Domine, vita mutatur non tollitur … Truly for Thy faithful, O Lord, life is changed, not taken away.” This phrase from...

The Word this week

First Sunday of Advent Jer 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3:12 – 4:2; Lk 21:25-28 (Year C) The season of Advent belongs to everyone who believes...