Category: News

ACP Letter to Irish Bishops calls for a National Assembly to discuss Church Reform and Renewal

Dear Bishops, We write in the aftermath of the visit of Pope Francis. It was a strange few days. On the one hand, the palpable delight of so many in the visit of Pope Francis and the lift it has given to the Irish Church. On the other, a sinking feeling that the visit and...

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The Hidden Cost of Unaccountability

New website - jonahcoming.com - highlights the hidden costs of unaccountability in the church - for women and for clergy themselves.

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Time for Action

'The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better' Fr. Richard Rohr - Emerging Church ...statistically Catholicism is still the biggest religion.

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The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis- A Synodal Catholic Church in Ireland

HOWTH PARISH REFORM AND RENEWAL GROUP                                                                           will meet on                     ...

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‘No little disappointment’: Fr Gerry Moloney

"Starting out, I never dreamed I would fall foul of Rome." Fr Gerry Moloney tells of his disillusionment with an institution that acts unjustly.

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Peter McVerry calls for all to act on homelessness

“The homeless and housing crisis is the biggest social problem that Ireland has faced in a generation,” argues Fr. Peter McVerry SJ. He calls for support for a rally at Leinster House on October 3rd.

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‘I pray for good humour’ – Pope Francis

How Pope Francis stays happy in spite of criticism - and what he said about clericalism to Irish Jesuits on August 25th, 2018.

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February 2019 summit – ‘highest stakes gamble’ for Francis

Respected Catholic commentator, John Allen, believes that the February 2019 summit of bishops in Rome could be critical for the present papacy.

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Worldliness – status seeking – the heart of the crisis: Michael Sean Winters

NCR columnist links US Catholic opposition to Pope Francis to the tendency of wealthy US Catholics to reject the Gospel protest against favouring those with wealth.

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‘Woman Spirit Rising’ – Dr Mary Hunt, Trinity College, Sep 10th, 2018

Trinity College, Dublin, to hear more on the worldwide struggle for the just representation of women in the Christian and other religious traditions.

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