Reaching out to the divorced

John Hannon, parish priest Essendon, Victoria, offers a homily on divorce and the Church given on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year B (Mk 10/2-16).

As Brendan Byrne SJ, scripture scholar, comments on today’s Gospel: “Any pastor would be aware that no Sunday Gospel read throughout the year… will require more careful handling than this one… To simply read out the rulings of Jesus in the Gospel without comment or nuance would be to turn Gospel into Law, and simply add to a burden of guilt that may already be oppressive.”  So, here goes, for my take!

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