Category: News

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to oppose Pope Francis on Priestly Celibacy?

Is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI opposing Pope Francis - or merely arguing against media expectations of global change on mandatory priestly celibacy?

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Baldoyle to host Inter-Church Bible Discussion

Fr Kieran O'Mahony OSA to lead inter-church study of Acts of the Apostles in Baldoyle, Jan-Feb 2020

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Priestly Formation for Ireland to be Radically Overhauled?

An Irish Independent report suggests that priestly formation will in future continue after ordination.

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Irish Diocesan Amalgamation – Already Ongoing?

Consultations are ongoing re the amalgamation of many of Ireland's 26 dioceses, according to a report in the Irish Catholic weekly.

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Dublin archdiocese to shift sacramental preparation away from schools

Dublin parishes and parents to take responsibility for sacramental preparation - as school-reliant system loses viability.

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ACI Press Release: Pilot Study Highlights lack of Lay Leadership in Parishes

A 2019 ACI Pilot Study of Lay Co-Responsibility in Irish parishes raises serious concern and calls for all-Ireland survey

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We Are Church – Advent Service

We Are Church, Ireland - Invitation to Advent Liturgy, Dec 1st

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Mary McAleese should give ‘simple, dignified’ apology: Breda O’Brien

Irish Times columnist Breda O'Brien calls upon former president to deny intent to imply former pope had endorsed rape.

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‘Betrayal by Silence’: Howth R&R Group, Nov 25th 2019

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.

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Mary McAleese responds to criticism

Under challenge, Mary McAleese insists she used John Paul II passage 'by analogy', to illustrate male dominance of the church.

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