Tom Inglis: Being Catholic in Contemporary Ireland

Nov 24, 2021 | 0 comments

Being Catholic
in Contemporary Ireland

Tom Inglis to Zoom for ACI

November 25th 2021, at 8.00 p.m.

“The majority of Irish people see and understand themselves as Catholics. Being Catholic is embedded in school, community and family life. And yet there seems to be little interest in salvation in and through the Church. Moreover, being Catholic seems no longer relevant to fulfilling social, political, economic and, more significantly, environmental interests.” Tom Inglis – Irish Sociologist and Commentator 

This observation – by the renowned writer on the Catholic Church’s ‘Moral Monopoly’ in 20th century Ireland – will be expanded by Tom on 25th November – for discussion by all who are interested.

If, like ACI, you are convinced that ‘being Catholic’ is far from irrelevant in an ongoing world secular crisis – climatic and otherwise – be sure to join us to tell us why. 

To join us click the link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85832005890?pwd=Y1l1UEp4OXVxbWsxOFIyWUpCTmF0Zz09

Meeting ID: 858 3200 5890
Passcode: 021468

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ACI’s Campaign for Lumen Gentium 37

The report of the Dublin archdiocesan 'Task Force' on the imminent crisis in the diocese offers no encouragement to believe that Ireland's 'Synodal Pathway' - announced with fanfare in March 2021 - will address this crisis.

As all Irish bishops well know, the 'co-responsibility' advocated in the Dublin Task Force report has been sabotaged time and again by canonical rules that deny representational authority and continuity to parish pastoral councils.  ACI's 2019 call for the immediate honouring of Lumen Gentium Article 37 becomes more urgent by the day and is supported by the following documents - also presented to the ICBC in October 2019.

The Common Priesthood of the People of God and the Renewal of the Church
It was Catholic parents who educated Catholic Bishops on the paramountcy of the obligation of safeguarding  children in the church

Jesus as Model for the Common Priesthood of the People of God
It was for challenging religious hypocrisy and injustice that Jesus was accused and crucified. He is therefore a model for the common priesthood of the laity and for the challenging of injustice - in society and within the church.

A Suggested Strategy for the Recovery of the Irish and Western Catholic Church
Recovery of the church depends upon acknowledgment of the indispensable role of the common priesthood of the lay people of God and the explicit abandonment by bishops and clergy of paternalism and clericalism - the expectation of deference from lay people rather than honesty and integrity.

For the full story of ACI's campaign for the honouring of Article 37 of Lumen Gentium, click here.

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