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21 Sunday B: Liturgical Prayers

1. Are You on My Side?
2. We Have Made a Choice
3. Though Not Perfect, It Is Beautiful Inside 

Greeting (see Second Reading)
Christ loved his Church;
he gave himself up for her
to make her holy and immaculate;
he nourishes us and cares for us.
May his love and peace be always with you. R/ And also with you.

UCAN News - Aug 21

Indian News

Nearly a million in camps escape deadly Kerala flooding
Some 370 people have been killed by flash floods in the southern Indian state. Read more…

21 Sunday B: Submission and Service

Michel DeVerteuil 
Textual Comments
This is the final extract from chapter 6 of John’s gospel that the Church invites us to meditate on at this time. We have had three rather abstract passages and, no doubt, you will be relieved to find that we have a story again, just as we had at the opening of the chapter.

Aug 20-25: Weekday Reflections From Fr Tony

Aug 20 Monday (St. Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church): Mt 19:16-22: 16 And behold, one came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” 17 And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to him, “Which?” And Jesus said, “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, 19 Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have observed; what do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

UCA Asia News - Aug 21

Sino-Vatican agreement on appointment of bishops 'likely to be signed in October'

Vatican Dossier - Aug 21

Culture & Society

Pope’s Letter to People of God: We Abandoned Our Little Ones, No Efforts Must Be Spared to Prevent Abuses and Cover Up

‘Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture able to prevent such situations from happening, but also to prevent the possibility of their being covered up and perpetuated’

How to Combat Scourge? Hold Bishops Accountable Personally and Institutionally

In Wake of ‘Horrific’ Finding of PA Grand Jury Report, Fr. Zollner Shares Reaction
Culture & Society

Pope’s Letter to People of God

‘It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame, the atrocities perpetrated by consecrated persons, clerics, and all those entrusted with the mission of watching over and caring for those most vulnerable’

Vatican Dossier - Aug 20


Angelus Address: On Jesus Christ, ‘The Living Bread Come Down from Heaven’

‘Unless You Eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and Drink His Blood, You Have No Life in You’

Pope Francis at Angelus Speaks of Christ’s Gift of Himself

‘The bread Which I shall Give for the Life of the World is my Flesh’

India: Pope Francis Prayers for Victims of Kerala Floods

Heavy Loss of Lives and Property

UCAN News - Aug 20

Indian News
Catholic Union asks to declare Kerala floods national disaster
  Mangalore’s Lancy D Cunha re-elected AICU National President, Elias Vaz of Goa is vice president in Centenary Year during the annual meet.

20th Week Tuesday - Reflections

20th Week, Ordinary Time, Tuesday, 21-08-18
Ezekiel 28:1-10 / Matthew 19:23-30

It is said that the higher you climb, the harder you will fall. But that is if you are not careful.

20th Week Monday - Reflections

20th Week, Ordinary Time, Monday, 20-08-18
Ezekiel 24:15-24 / Matthew 19:16-22

Sin is a fracture or a break in our relationship with God. Yet it must be said that it is us who initiated that fracture or break by our committing sin.