Prayers “Everybody here knows someone who has taken their own life, and there’s been no change and its absolutely heartbreaking.” This was Lucinda Graham – interviewed for the BBC in Belfast’s Cornmarket on Jan 4th, 2020. She and dozens of other...
While the absence of teenagers and young people generally from our churches has been growing for more than a decade, there is no evidence that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference has ever systematically researched the causes of this. Why is this, when the...
Sean O’Conaill argues that with the continuity of Catholic faith in Ireland now seriously in question – and with controversy growing over equal access to primary schooling for all – it is time to abandon school-centred Catholic faith formation...
Aidan Hart is a former Head of Religious Education in several large Catholic comprehensive schools in England and Wales, retired senior inspector with the N. Ireland Department of Education and Training and was the first N. Ireland Department of Education...
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Welcome to our new ACI Look, enabled by the generosity of our members!
In December 2019 we were waiting patiently for a response from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference - to ACI's Report on lay Involvement in Parishes, in light of the vocational call to all of the baptised at Vatican II.
We had no idea of what would be hitting the whole world when this new 'Look' would launch. Or that intense prayer would be needed right now - to maintain serenity as family life is disrupted, and 'home schooling' may well be ongoing - and very close and dear loved ones may be in danger of leaving us without a proper 'goodbye'.
Conscious that all Minds and Hearts -across this whole planet, our only Home - will now be joined in the deepest prayer for those endangered, and for their rescuers - we await in confidence the Lord who crosses the deep to save us all - to lead us to the very different World - and different Church - that awaits.
And here we offer the ever-trustable gateway to the future: our globally known Prayer Page:
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Saint Pope John XXIII’s Prayer for a New Pentecost
"Come Holy Spirit, Renew Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost. Grant to Your Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of blessed Peter, it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen."Saint Pope John XXIII, 1962 - In preparation for Vatican Council II, 1962-65.