Category: Articles

‘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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Christendom is over – in Ireland too, thank God?

Does Bishop Leo O'Reilly's homily in Knock on June 17th, 2018, mark an important shift in the Irish Catholic Church's thinking on the state?

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Future Families Report – June 2018

The ACI Future Families conference report calls for recognition of the families who feel marginalised and unwanted by the Church.

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Emerging Christianity

Philip McParland sees a new kind of Christianity emerging, ushered in by Richard Rohr, Brian McLaren and others - a 'spiritual path' rather than a 'belief and belonging system'.

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Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love): Reviewed by Aidan Hart

With Pope Francis soon to come to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, his encyclical dedicated to the family - Amoris Laetitia - is especially relevant. Aidan Hart's article of 2016 gets to the heart of a papal document like no other.

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ACI WMOF EVENT – April 14th, 2018

ACI to consult families that are currently marginalised in the Irish Church - on Saturday April 14th, 2018.

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Laity are revolutionising faith practice in the community

Angela Hanley argues that alienation from an over-centralised church system is provoking a quiet backlash at the base of the Irish Church.

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Internet: Global Prison?

Is the Internet now the world's biggest prison? If so, might Christian faith be the best key to release? Sean O'Conaill thinks that Charles Dickens helps out here.

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Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI): UPDATE

FIVE WAYS IN WHICH POPE FRANCIS HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED HOW WE SEE THE CHURCH AND HOW YOU CAN OFFER YOUR SUPPORT

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Time for Public Theology – Johnston McMaster of the ISE

"To develop public theology in the 21st century is to take seriously faith and ethics as applied to public questions." Dr Johnston McMaster of the Irish School of Ecumenics.

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