ACI Site Offline Friday 7th August: Apologies

ACI Site Offline Friday 7th August: Apologies

We apologise to our friends who regularly log-on to our website, and particularly those who weekly depend on it for Prayers of the Faithful, for any difficulties they may have encountered on Friday last, August 7th, when it was not possible to access the site. This...
‘No Progress’ in Restoring Trust: Pittsburgh Catholics

‘No Progress’ in Restoring Trust: Pittsburgh Catholics

Two years after a 2018 Pennsylvania (USA) grand jury report uncovered widespread clerical sexual abuse in six dioceses in the state, the Pittsburgh Diocese is reeling from declining attendance and a massive restructuring program. A lay advocacy group now says the...
Trump is ‘Anti-Life’: Bishop John Stowe

Trump is ‘Anti-Life’: Bishop John Stowe

To back President Trump because of his claims to be ‘pro-life’ is to suffer from ‘almost wilful ignorance’ – according to Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky. The NCR has reported that In an international online seminar on July 31st,...
Opening of Churches too much for Priests: ACP

Opening of Churches too much for Priests: ACP

The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland (ACP) has declared that given the difficulties and many rules involved in opening churches for Mass and keeping congregations safe, this is an unbearable responsibility for too many priests. In some cases the ACP says...
2020 vision-The Pandemic

2020 vision-The Pandemic

Prayers We sit here in our living rooms, Our shelves are full of great food, With lots of time to do at ease, All the things to improve our mood. Who would believe a day would come, When staying at home could be so much fun. When idle time becomes a virtue, Being on...
Eugene Duffy – Time to Look at Fundamentals

Eugene Duffy – Time to Look at Fundamentals

“We should look at fundamentals rather than practicalities of reopening churches.” This was the headline for an Irish Times article by a lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020. Pointing to the ageing profile of most of...

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