Category: News

Minutes from the April Dublin South ACI Meeting

‘The Family looking Outward’ Communication and Relationships with Wider Society of Marginalised Families and Groups. April 29th  2014 All were welcomed to the 4th Meeting on Family. We recalled the content of the previous three meetings as context for this fourth in which to address Family Communication and Relationships with the Wider Society of marginalised...

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Fr William Stuart on Discipleship

On Thursday 22nd May Howth Parish Reform and Renewal present Fr William Stuart speaking on the theme of ‘Discipleship.’ This is in a response to the call of Pope Francis to all lay people in our church. The event is in St. Columbanus Hall, Howth at 8pm, everyone welcome.  

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‘Civil Same-Sex Marriage: A Catholic Affirmation’

This article, by Professor Lisa Fullam, associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California, USA, may interest those seeking clarity on the issue of civil same-sex marriage.  Abstract: “Many Catholic contributions to the debate over civil same-sex marriage are too broad or too narrow. Too broad: civil same-sex marriage is sometimes described...

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Same Sex Marriage and Family: ACI South Dublin Meeting 14-03-14

In the second of the series of Meetings on Family, we embarked on the complex question of Same Sex Marriage and Family. The meeting began in contemplative mode as we resurfaced from the February meeting the life giving elements of family communication and relationship leading to richness of life and growth.Starting with a brief presentation...

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ACI Dublin South: Meeting Minutes February 2014

A report from the latest ACI Dublin South meeting held on Tuesday 25th February 2014. This may give you, some of our members, inspiration on what an ACI branch meeting can look like. Thank you to our members from ACI Dublin South for providing this report. Indeed if you are interested in joining the group,...

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ACI Dublin South: Meeting Minutes

As many of our members have started setting up ACI branches around the country, we publish here a report from the recent ACI Dublin South meeting held in Kimmage Manor Parish Hall on Tuesday 22nd last. This may give you, some of our members, inspiration on what an ACI branch meeting can look like. Thank...

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Hope for the Future of the Church

The Annual All Hallows College Spring Series of Lectures continues on Tuesdays through March and features known speakers, many of them ACI members, on the theme of our hope for a new church. D0wnload All Hallows Spring Series Details  

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Nollaig na mBan Celebrated in Limerick

The celebration of Nollaig na mBan which took place in the beautiful surroundings of the Captain’s Room in the Hunt Museum in Limerick recently was a highly successful and enjoyable occasion. Organised by 3 members of ACI, it drew a capacity attendance of over 70 people who were treated to a varied and uplifting afternoon of music, movement,...

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ACI Resource Day Planned for March 2014

We here at ACI are planning a Resource Day for March 2014 which will be aimed at ACI members involved in local reform groups or those considering embarking on the task of trying to establish a local reform group. The programme for the day will include a number of speakers with experience of working in...

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Things are Different Under Francis: NCR Editorial December 6th

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ ” Francis writes in “The Joy of Gospel,” “that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world, rather than for her self-preservation.” This article...

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