Category: Articles

Deacon Chat

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.

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An Easter Experience: Memorial Celebration   

Teresa Mee's account of an experience she had recently of celebrating a memorial.

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A Thought for Easter

Easter Sunday is the time for Christians to rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and, with the indwelling power and guidance of His Holy Spirit, to strengthen their resolve to resurrect the whole of humanity by the constant practice of unconditional love.

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Resurrection?

How are we to understand what happened to convince the earliest Christians that Jesus had risen from the dead? Did the apostles resurrect Jesus out of fond memory, or did the Father intervene?

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Marie Collins: Complete statement to NCR on resignation from papal commission

The complete text of Marie Collins' statement to the National Catholic Reporter on her resignation from the Papal Commission for the Protection of Minors

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Marie Collins Resigns from Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

"I find it impossible to listen to public statements about the deep concern in the church for the care of those whose lives have been blighted by abuse, yet to watch privately as a congregation in the Vatican refuses to even acknowledge their letters!"

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Was Jesus a whistleblower too?

Why has the Enlightenment dream of a just society proved a mirage, especially in Ireland, and where is integrity to be found? Sean O'Conaill looks for answers to the Gospel.

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Mass, Eucharist and Communion: Teresa Mee

Teresa Mee, a returned missionary sister, feels there is too often no 'communion' with our typical Irish Mass - and explains why.

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What does Pope Francis know of the Irish Church now?

Following recent visits from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and all of Ireland's bishops, what picture of the Irish Church - and its problems - does Pope Francis now have? And what do you see?

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Press Release from ACI on eve of Bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Rome

The ACI expresses deep disappointment that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome

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