Category: News

Dublin archdiocese to shift sacramental preparation away from schools

Dublin parishes and parents to take responsibility for sacramental preparation - as school-reliant system loses viability.

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ACI Press Release: Pilot Study Highlights lack of Lay Leadership in Parishes

A 2019 ACI Pilot Study of Lay Co-Responsibility in Irish parishes raises serious concern and calls for all-Ireland survey

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We Are Church – Advent Service

We Are Church, Ireland - Invitation to Advent Liturgy, Dec 1st

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Mary McAleese should give ‘simple, dignified’ apology: Breda O’Brien

Irish Times columnist Breda O'Brien calls upon former president to deny intent to imply former pope had endorsed rape.

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‘Betrayal by Silence’: Howth R&R Group, Nov 25th 2019

Dr Tony O'Dwyer sees 'transparency and integrity' as the only viable future for the Irish Catholic Church - for discussion in Howth Nov 19th, 2019.

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Mary McAleese responds to criticism

Under challenge, Mary McAleese insists she used John Paul II passage 'by analogy', to illustrate male dominance of the church.

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Mary McAleese challenged on ‘misogyny’ of Pope St John Paul II

Mary McAleese got it wrong in her selection of quotations to illustrate the 'misogyny' of Pope St John Paul II - according to Irish Jesuit Kevin O'Higgins.

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Christian Mindfulness: A Reminder

Irish Bishops argue for, and outline, a 'Christian Mindfulness' but warn against the merely secular variety.

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Amazon: Bishops vote for married priests

Pope Francis must now decide on request from Amazonia for married priests for remote areas. This decision could change the Catholic church everywhere.

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Climate Change AND the Church OR Climate Change IN the Church

Fr Sean McDonagh and Sr Dympna Mallon SMA - to speak to Armagh Peace and Justice Commission, in the O Fiaich Library, Moy Road, Armagh, Sat 9th Nov, 2019

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