Opening of Churches too much for Priests: ACP

Opening of Churches too much for Priests: ACP

The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland (ACP) has declared that given the difficulties and many rules involved in opening churches for Mass and keeping congregations safe, this is an unbearable responsibility for too many priests. In some cases the ACP says...
2020 vision-The Pandemic

2020 vision-The Pandemic

Prayers We sit here in our living rooms, Our shelves are full of great food, With lots of time to do at ease, All the things to improve our mood. Who would believe a day would come, When staying at home could be so much fun. When idle time becomes a virtue, Being on...
Eugene Duffy – Time to Look at Fundamentals

Eugene Duffy – Time to Look at Fundamentals

“We should look at fundamentals rather than practicalities of reopening churches.” This was the headline for an Irish Times article by a lecturer at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020. Pointing to the ageing profile of most of...
Catholics busy in restoration of Minneapolis

Catholics busy in restoration of Minneapolis

‘Catholics join solidarity efforts in Minnesota’ This is the heading for a story by the National Catholic Reporter of another aspect of events in Minnesota – spontaneous volunteering to repair and restore hope in Minneapolis, racked by policing...
Pope Francis Opposed by 30% of Church?

Pope Francis Opposed by 30% of Church?

Perhaps 30% of Catholic clerics globally oppose Pope Francis in favour of what they regard as ‘tradition’, in the view of veteran Vatican reporter Marco Politi. A ‘hard core’ of cardinals is also planning for the next papal conclave, Politi...
Irish Diocesan Amalgamation – Already Ongoing?

Irish Diocesan Amalgamation – Already Ongoing?

Prayers   “The process of amalgamation [of dioceses] has already started.” So, according to this week’s Irish Catholic, has announced Pope Francis’s representative in Ireland, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. Already this reorganisation is...

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