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Returning to Mass

by Russell Pollitt SJ

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, churches across South Africa – and the world – were shut. The bishops lifted the obligation to attend Sunday mass. Now that the lockdown restrictions have eased and places of worship have reopened, are people returning to Sunday mass? A poll, conducted by the Centre for Applied Research in the Apostolate based in Washington DC, reported that 36% of young Catholics said that they did not intend to return to mass regularly. In early September the Dublin-based Iona Institute for Religion and Society found that just 27% of people were regularly attending mass in Ireland. Of that 27%, only 36% said they returned to mass.

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Catechesis:  To heal the World by Pope Francis:

Catechesis “To heal the world”  01

Catechesis “To heal the world” 02

Family Prayer Week by Week

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

21 June 2020

“Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me.”

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Unlocking the prison door of an exclusive economy

by Russell Pollitt SJ

A few days ago, somebody was telling me that the corporate he works for is going to shed 350+ jobs. He explained that their income had been down by a significant amount – unsurprisingly – in April and May. What I heard next is what astounded me. He told me that the company had made a huge profit in 2019. He said that the decision, by executives, to lay people off was so that the company did not have to “dig into their reserves”.

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Catecheses on the Lord’s Prayer:

(In descending order)

Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 13

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 12

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 11

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 10

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 09

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 08

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 07

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 06

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 05

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 04

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 03

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 02

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Catecheses on the Lords Prayer 01

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