Category: News

Being Catholic in Post-Catholic Ireland

An interesting conversation between Dr Gladys Ganiel (Queens University Belfast) and Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk FM) on the shifting sands of Catholicism in Ireland today.

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“Build bridges, not walls!” Pope Francis to world youth

Forsake the couch - and the video screen - to build a multicultural world at peace with itself: Pope Francis to the millennials.

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Killing of Fr Jacques Hamel in Normandy: A ‘New Frontier’ for the Church?

The Manchester Guardian attempts to assess the likely impact on Catholicism of a most shocking event that is not without precedent.

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Minutes of ACI North Wicklow Meeting 29th June 2016

The meeting used as a basis for its discussion the Priests Council Data Report 2030 published on the Archdiocese website in January 2016.

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Family-centred shake-up in Rome

"We need lay people with a vision of the future, not confined to the little things of life." Pope Francis, June 16th, 2016.

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Faith school: Desertmartin PS and Knocknagin PS to make NI history (BBC News)

The BBC are reporting that two small County Derry primary schools are set to make history by becoming the first jointly-run church school in Northern Ireland.  Desertmartin PS and Knocknagin PS want to merge and be jointly managed by the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Visit BBC News to read article

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Is the LGBT community still ‘them’ and not ‘us’?

Fr James Martin SJ asks whether US Catholic bishops should have expressed solidarity with the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.

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Pope Francis enables removal of bishops for negligence on abuse

Will Pope Francis' decision on errant bishops actually work? Marie Collins is hopeful but waiting to see.

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Rome changing its tune on female ordination?

Women's Ordination Worldwide hold their first permitted meeting in Rome, June 2016.

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