I had the most eerie feeling on first scanning the back-cover blurb of this novel.* Not only would the story’s narrative arc begin in Dublin in 1962 (with seminarians hopefully watching the opening of Vatican II in Rome on a just-arrived TV set): the author is...
The encyclical Amoris Laetitia expressed Pope Francis’ theme of mercy in relation to those in difficult family situations. The opposition to some of its passages that was formed by a small minority of prelates – seen as a revolt by some – has now...
Welcome to our new ACI Look, enabled by the generosity of our members!
In December 2019 we were waiting patiently for a response from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference - to ACI's Report on lay Involvement in Parishes, in light of the vocational call to all of the baptised at Vatican II.
We had no idea of what would be hitting the whole world when this new 'Look' would launch. Or that intense prayer would be needed right now - to maintain serenity as family life is disrupted, and 'home schooling' may well be ongoing - and very close and dear loved ones may be in danger of leaving us without a proper 'goodbye'.
Conscious that all Minds and Hearts -across this whole planet, our only Home - will now be joined in the deepest prayer for those endangered, and for their rescuers - we await in confidence the Lord who crosses the deep to save us all - to lead us to the very different World - and different Church - that awaits.
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Saint Pope John XXIII’s Prayer for a New Pentecost
"Come Holy Spirit, Renew Your wonders in this our day, as by a new Pentecost. Grant to Your Church that, being of one mind and steadfast in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and following the lead of blessed Peter, it may advance the reign of our Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen."Saint Pope John XXIII, 1962 - In preparation for Vatican Council II, 1962-65.