July 8th. 14th Sunday of the Year B. Fr Joseph was concerned that quite a few of the younger parishioners seemed to be drifting between different churches. He decided to use the readings to highlight that reality. “There seem to be a lot of so-called prophets around these days, in our own towns or in other countries. What about that prophet in Nigeria that so many of our people went to listen to? We really only heard about this when the building collapsed and many died, but how many of those people were Catholics and following another prophet as well?” “Doesn’t that happen here too? People go to Mass in the morning and then to another reborn church later on? I ask myself, ‘Are people searching all the time and for what? Are they not satisfied with our own religion?”
A prophet is not without honour except in his own country and among his own kind and in his own house. From Mark 6:1-6.
Pope Francis: The weakening of faith and religious practice in some societies has an effect on families, leaving them more isolated amid their difficulties. AL 43