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Today’s Gospel in Art – The man with the Withered Hand

Giant $20 Bill, by Paul Rousso, 2014 © Paul Rousso Artist © Story quoted from Pastor LifeGospel of 7th September 2020 – Luke 6:6-11 On the sabbath Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees were watching him to see if he would cure a man on the sabbath, hoping to find something to use against him. But he knew their thoughts; and he said to the man with the withered ha…

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Pope Francis: Gossip ‘a plague more awful than Covid-19’

Pope greets pilgrims  - Vatican MediaDuring the Angelus on Sunday, with pilgrims in St Peter’s Square, warned Christians against “gossip”. He noted that “The chatterbox is the devil because he is the liar who tries to divide the Church”. Fraternal correction according to Jesus addresses two concerns, a communal one, “safeguarding communion, that is Church unity, and a personal one, which requires attention and respect for every in…

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Reflection: To judge or not to judge

Adele - wiki imageFr Rajiv Michael from Westminster Cathedral, writes in his blog Casting Fire:

Adele, the singer, has been all over the News and social media recently. She seems to have become the latest, but for…

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US Bishops announce emergency disaster collection

Devastation in wake of Hurricane Laura image: DLCArchbishop José H Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has requested that bishops across the country consider taking up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from the increasing number of natural disasters in the United States.

In his letter sent to bishops, Archbishop Gomez wrote: “…

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Free Sunday organ recitals at Westminster Abbey

Westminster AbbeyRegular Sunday organ recitals begin again at the Abbey this week after a five-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The first concert, at 4.30pm on Sunday 6th September, will be given by the Abbey’s Sub-Organist, Peter Holder. The programme for the free, 30-minute recital will include Litanies and Variations sur un thème de Clément Janequin by Jehan Alain, and Maurice Duruflé’s …

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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

People of faith all over the world are encouraged to join the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 13- 21 September. It includes the International Day of Peace on 21 September. The theme is: ‘Creative Solidarity in Common Fragility.’

The World Council of Churches has reflected that:

‘In the extremely fragile situation in Palestine and Israel, we still believe in the power o…

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