Category: News

‘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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NCR: The challenge facing Pope Francis: decisive action or failure

The USA's premier Catholic reformist journal argues that the present crisis for Pope Francis is 'make or break' for his papacy.

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ACI Press Release: Pope Francis needs to reveal combat plan

ACI calls on Pope Francis to accept Vatican responsibility for the failures of so many bishops, and to respond to Cardinal O'Malley's call for strong action.

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Clerical child abuse: Pope Francis – end clericalism, show solidarity

Pope Francis calls for solidarity with all victims of clerical abuse, but does not resolve the question of the accountability of bishops.

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Ian Elliott: Catholic deference a ‘major problem’

Deference to Catholic bishops means that independent monitoring of child safeguarding is needed, according to the former CEO of the NBSCCC.

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ACI supports Marie Collins’s call to Pope Francis to act

ACI Press Release supports Marie Collins in her call to Pope Francis to act decisively to resolve the global clerical abuse crisis.

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Vatican ‘sought deal’ with Irish State to bury church documents – McAleese

In 2003 the Vatican wanted an agreement with the Irish state - with abuse inquiries ongoing - that Irish church documents would not be accessed.

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Pope Francis updates Catechism to say capital punishment ‘inadmissable’: NCR

NCR reports that Pope Francis has updated the Catholic Catechism to say that capital punishment is inadmissable in light of the dignity of the human person.

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Future of Irish Parish – Conference in Thurles, Aug 28, 29 2018

Thurles conference to prove that 'the parish is not an outdated institution'.

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Only ‘church-approved organisations’ allowed to exhibit at WMOF

We Are Church - Ireland accuses WMOF organisers of shutting out groups advocating on behalf of women and the LGBTI community.

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