December 6, 2018 - Catholic Herald

December 6, 2018

Omnium Gatherum

This week we celebrate Our Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Conception and the feast of St Lucy, virgin and martyr. Lucy, from the Latin word lux,...

The Word this week

The Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:3-6 & 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 (Year C) Israel’s long history was inextricably intertwined with the desert...

Week in review

The big story of the past seven days ✣ Pope addresses homosexuality among priests What happened? Pope Francis said the issue of homosexuality among...

A lesson in a parking lot

Our natural instincts serve us well, up to a point. They’re self-protective and that’s healthy too, up to a point. Let me explain. Recently...

Prize crossword 0571

Cryptic across 7 Extract of reporter’s acclaimed banter is re-used, giving one the hump, twice! (8,5) 8 Scandinavian monarch, the sixth to lead (6)...

? Heretic of the week

Pelagius (360-418) was a British monk of Celto-Roman origin. Fluent in Greek and Latin, and well-schooled in theology, he combined his great learning with...

Mass readings

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week II Sunday, December 9: The Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 Monday,...

How to … Observe Advent

Advent can seem to be defined by what it isn’t: a time of waiting while everyone else has started the party. We don’t even...

Omnium Gatherum

This week we celebrate Our Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Conception and the feast of St Lucy, virgin and martyr. Lucy, from the Latin word lux,...

The Word this week

The Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:3-6 & 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 (Year C) Israel’s long history was inextricably intertwined with the desert...

Week in review

The big story of the past seven days ✣ Pope addresses homosexuality among priests What happened? Pope Francis said the issue of homosexuality among...

A lesson in a parking lot

Our natural instincts serve us well, up to a point. They’re self-protective and that’s healthy too, up to a point. Let me explain. Recently...

Prize crossword 0571

Cryptic across 7 Extract of reporter’s acclaimed banter is re-used, giving one the hump, twice! (8,5) 8 Scandinavian monarch, the sixth to lead (6)...

? Heretic of the week

Pelagius (360-418) was a British monk of Celto-Roman origin. Fluent in Greek and Latin, and well-schooled in theology, he combined his great learning with...

Mass readings

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week II Sunday, December 9: The Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 Monday,...

How to … Observe Advent

Advent can seem to be defined by what it isn’t: a time of waiting while everyone else has started the party. We don’t even...