What exactly divides Pope Francis from those who oppose him? Sean O'Conaill takes issue with the Manchester Guardian's account of this profoundly important dispute.
In what so many experience as a 'Dark Night of the Church' Aidan Hart argues that a sincere apology for failure, and forgiveness for those who have failed, can bring a new beginning.
Gerald Donnelly's brave experiment in broaching the subjects of prayer and faith - even to atheists - in a diverse community in Dublin.
In what sense is the Mass a 'Holy Sacrifice'? Does God want violence? Has the meaning of 'sacrifice' been redefined by the Cross? Sean O'Conaill reviews an important recent article by Anthony R. Lusvardi S.J.
Aidan Hart believes that Bishop Donal McKeown's call to 'mission' in Derry "still has to move from vision to detailed plans, from aims to objectives, from Bishop to local clergy and laity".
For Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry, 'maintenance' of the Irish Catholic church is not enough: we need to move to 'mission' - a new 'going out'. How will this be possible?
Aidan Hart challenges what he sees as a completely inadequate response by the Catholic hierarchy to a multi-dimensional church crisis.
Why have Irish Bishops not researched the reasons for the disappearance of school-going teenagers from church? Have they cause for concern about the likely results of such research?
An initiative called “DeaconChat” has the goal of bringing Catholics, ordained and laity together in conversation to continue to learn and discern together on this subject.
Teresa Mee's account of an experience she had recently of celebrating a memorial.
The ‘war’ against Pope Francis: where do Irish bishops stand?
A Church in Travail: Aidan Hart
Irish Mission Now: Could Everyone Pray 'Grace'?
The Mass: a 'Holy Sacrifice'?
Irish Mission Now? Some More Questions
Irish Mission Now?
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
Faith Formation and Fear of Shame: Sean O'Conaill
An Easter Experience: Memorial Celebration
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Patsy McGarry faults church schools for the irresponsibility of Ireland's commercial elites - but can morality be taught in schools if adults are not engaged by clergy?
In 'A Lost Tribe' William King fictionalises the impact of Vatican II on Dublin seminarians of that era. Sean O'Conaill finds the novel a tragic 'explainer'.
'We Support Pope Francis' - New websites to support the pope, countering the oppositional movement formed in the wake of Amoris Laetitia.
Speaker: Angela Hanley 7.30 pm Monday 13th of November 2017 Arrupe Room, Jesuit Communications Centre Sandford Road, Ranelagh
To meet October 3rd and 4th in Maynooth, will Irish bishops opt for a different translation of the Missal?
One woman's poetics of life in and with the Spirit followed by Q & A 7.30 pm Monday 2nd of October 2017 Chapel, Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street,...
Catholic Church Reform International reports positive Vatican response to call for 'Year of the Laity'
A major ecumenical conference in Dublin, to mark the onset of the 16th century era of 'Reformations'.
Four years into Pope Francis' pontificate, Gerry O'Hanlon reflects on the strategy & achievements of Francis, the prospects for reform and the challenge facing the Irish church.