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14th December 2014
3rd Sunday of Advent
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9th December - A parish priest whose life has been extended for decades after being given a kidney by a parishioner has described it as a miracle.
Fr Michael Whyte arrived at St Catherine of Siena Parish in 2007 and has been parish priest there since 2008. A type 1 diabetic, he began experiencing extreme tiredness and nausea at about that time, signs of kidney failure as a result of diabetes. Doctors gave him three choices: go on dialysis and live five or six more years; do nothing and die within six months; or get a kidney transplant
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Hymns to be sung during Advent
7th December - Monsignor Philip Whitmore brings us a musical meditation for the Second Sunday in Advent. One in which he explains how the hymns we sing during Advent take the preaching of John the Baptist as a starting-point."On Jordan's bank, the Baptist's cry announces that the Lord is nigh; come, then and hearken, for he brings glad tidings from the king of kings." ....
14th December - The Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland have cut ties with adoption services provider “The Family Care Society. The judicial review of adoption law in the country now allows unmarried, civil partnerships and same-sex couples to adopt.
Noting that the law obliges The Family Care Society to accept applicants contrary to Catholic teaching, the Bishops regretted legislators' decision to compel faith-based organizations to compromise their faith. . . . .
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This Sunday's Audio Gospel 14th December 2014
3rd Sunday of Advent...