Category: News

‘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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Peter McVerry calls for all to act on homelessness

“The homeless and housing crisis is the biggest social problem that Ireland has faced in a generation,” argues Fr. Peter McVerry SJ. He calls for support for a rally at Leinster House on October 3rd.

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‘I pray for good humour’ – Pope Francis

How Pope Francis stays happy in spite of criticism - and what he said about clericalism to Irish Jesuits on August 25th, 2018.

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February 2019 summit – ‘highest stakes gamble’ for Francis

Respected Catholic commentator, John Allen, believes that the February 2019 summit of bishops in Rome could be critical for the present papacy.

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Worldliness – status seeking – the heart of the crisis: Michael Sean Winters

NCR columnist links US Catholic opposition to Pope Francis to the tendency of wealthy US Catholics to reject the Gospel protest against favouring those with wealth.

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‘Woman Spirit Rising’ – Dr Mary Hunt, Trinity College, Sep 10th, 2018

Trinity College, Dublin, to hear more on the worldwide struggle for the just representation of women in the Christian and other religious traditions.

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NCR: The challenge facing Pope Francis: decisive action or failure

The USA's premier Catholic reformist journal argues that the present crisis for Pope Francis is 'make or break' for his papacy.

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ACI Press Release: Pope Francis needs to reveal combat plan

ACI calls on Pope Francis to accept Vatican responsibility for the failures of so many bishops, and to respond to Cardinal O'Malley's call for strong action.

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Clerical child abuse: Pope Francis – end clericalism, show solidarity

Pope Francis calls for solidarity with all victims of clerical abuse, but does not resolve the question of the accountability of bishops.

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Ian Elliott: Catholic deference a ‘major problem’

Deference to Catholic bishops means that independent monitoring of child safeguarding is needed, according to the former CEO of the NBSCCC.

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