Mental health provision is now an issue for NI school students - and with politics in a quagmire the churches could play a role too, they say.
A retired principal's candour raises a stark question: is avoidance of research into the true state of 'faith formation' in Irish Catholic schools fostering hypocrisy?
Unprecedented global crisis, growing disillusionment with 'charismatic' political leadership, the young outraged. Thomas Reese in the NCR sees reasons for Advent hope.
With speculation rife on how two living popes view one another, Des Brady reviews an equally speculative Netflix movie on the subject.
Our faith should indeed determine our politics, argues Sean O'Conaill - in agreement with Archbishop Eamon Martin. However, in the wake of the Ryan report of 2009, a whole new conversation about that needs to happen.
Love before Knowledge: Aidan Hart suggests that the religious education of Catholic children and young people should follow the sequence of the Confession, Gloria and Credo of the Mass.
St William Parish, Louisville, Kentucky - the future for Irish parishes - ploughed by Irish emigrants from 1901. (Republished by permission of NCR)
What different path might the Catholic Church in Ireland have taken, if this 1964 Vatican II declaration had led to never-ending dialogue in every Irish parish?
That Jesus called people to ‘follow me’ in the Gospel is indisputable, but was he calling some to a primary role of ‘ministry’ and others to be merely deferential receivers of that ministry – a secondary role? Sean O'Conaill thinks otherwise.
The ACI Steering Group asks for feedback from members on the progress of lay involvement in an Irish church running increasingly short of clergy.
PureMentalNI: 'Children of the Troubles' have had Enough of Adult Inaction
Irish Catholic Schools: Avoidance of Research Threatens Integrity
Global Crisis, Global Advent, Global Christmas ... Global Pentecost?
The Two Popes: What have they said to one another?
Readying Irish Catholic Faith for the ‘Public Square’
Gloria Before Credo
Can laypeople lead a parish? Look to Louisville, KY, USA
High Time for Lumen Gentium No. 37 (1964)?
When did Jesus call anyone to a secondary role in the church?
'Lay involvement' - is it happening in your parish?
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A 2019 ACI Pilot Study of Lay Co-Responsibility in Irish parishes raises serious concern and calls for all-Ireland survey
Is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI opposing Pope Francis - or merely arguing against media expectations of global change on mandatory priestly celibacy?
Fr Kieran O'Mahony OSA to lead inter-church study of Acts of the Apostles in Baldoyle, Jan-Feb 2020
An Irish Independent report suggests that priestly formation will in future continue after ordination.
Consultations are ongoing re the amalgamation of many of Ireland's 26 dioceses, according to a report in the Irish Catholic weekly.
Dublin parishes and parents to take responsibility for sacramental preparation - as school-reliant system loses viability.
We Are Church, Ireland - Invitation to Advent Liturgy, Dec 1st
Irish Times columnist Breda O'Brien calls upon former president to deny intent to imply former pope had endorsed rape.
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.