Category: News

CCRI challenge to Family Synod Questionnaire

'Catholic Church Reform International' has expressed strong support for Pope Francis, but challenged the Questionnaire for the Family Synod in October.

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Minutes: ACI North Wicklow Branch – Wed 14th Jan 2015

North Wicklow ACI discusses the forthcoming Synod on the Family and The Meaning of Marriage - a statement by the Irish Bishops.

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The church is more than just the pope

Thomas Reese SJ urges Catholic lay people everywhere to use the window of opportunity offered by the present papacy to end their passive role in the church.

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Elizabeth Johnson, Theologian, to speak on Evolution in Maynooth

Sister Elizabeth Johnson, Professor of Theology at the Jesuit Fordham university in the US, is to speak in Maynooth on March 12th, 2015 on the theme of her latest book: Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love ~ Probing the Doctrine of Creation and our Ecological Vocation..

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Milltown Institute Spring 2015 Lectures on Vatican II

“This series of Public Lectures brings together a number of members of Faculty who have taught for many years at the Institute, shaping, in the process, the ‘colour’ of the contributions that the disciplines of Philosophy and Theology at Milltown have given to its contribution to discussion and debate since Vatican Two. These lecturers will speak to questions...

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ACI North-East holds first meeting at Shalom House, Belfast – 6th Dec, 2014 (Recorded)

The meeting room at Shalom House, Belfast was filled by over forty people on Saturday Dec 6th, 2014 – to hear Kevin Egan argue that lay people are probably best placed to begin the critical thinking necessary for the recovery of the church. People had travelled early on a fairly miserable day from as far...

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ACI North Wicklow – Minutes for 12th Nov, 2014

The meeting opened with a warm welcome to Fr Larry Behan, Moderator for the Bray and Enniskerry parishes . Eucharist Celebration Fr Larry celebrated a Eucharist service with us. Teresa and Eimear had prepared a Mass leaflet for the occasion. The theme was Celebration of Christian Service. It was very participative with appropriate readings, specially...

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Killaloe Womens Group establish links with the ACI

The Killaloe Forum on the Diaconate, [now known as ‘Seeds of Hope’] – which successfully challenged the introduction of the permanent diaconate [open to males only] in the Diocese of Killaloe – has decided to affiliate with the Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI]. The Killaloe Group, led by a number of women who played...

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“Respect diverse views”: Pope Francis to Vatican Theological Commission

Pope Francis has instructed the Vatican’s  international theological commission to listen to a wide diversity of views. “Along with the entire Christian people, the theologian opens his eyes and ears to the ‘signs of the times,’ ” said the pope, quoting the Second Vatican Council document Gaudium et Spes. “He is called to ‘hear, distinguish...

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Archbishop Martin calls for national summit on homelessness

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has called for a public summit to address the need for emergency accommodation for homeless people. He said the capital was “deeply divided”, with rejoicing at increased spending over the Christmas period contrasted with many facing homelessness and hunger. Click here for Archbishop Martin’s statement on the ICBC site....

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