26th May – St Philip Neri.

Fr Morty O'Shea

jesus childrenThe Letter to the Hebrews tells us that God’s Word is alive and active. It is not dead history but a living Word that speaks to our current situation. On the day that Ireland legalised the mass killing of its own pre-born children, the gospel passage speaks about Jesus’ love for little children. He says “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs”. How this contrasts with what the Irish people voted for yesterday!

Here is the gospel passage followed by commentary from the Irish Bishops’ website.


A reading from the holy Gospel according to  Mark 10:13-16
Anyone who does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

People were bringing little children to Jesus, for him to touch them. The disciples turned them away, but when…

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