Category: News

Irish bishops divided over married clergy?

Irish bishops can't agree to propose ending the ban on a married clergy to Pope Francis, according to the Irish Catholic.

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Press Release: Catholic Church Reform International

"It is incumbent on us, the People of God, to speak up, to make our support for women priests and for married priests known ........

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Wijngaards Institute: the case for rethinking Humanae Vitae

The case for revising Humanae Vitae, well in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 encyclical.

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The Wijngaards Institute for Research & Mary McAleese

Introducing the Wijngaards Institute for Research - with a short contribution from Mary McAleese.

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Dominican Course in Spirituality 2016-2018

Adult Education Course in Spirituality - beginning Sep 29th 2016 - a two year course - at the Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill, Dublin.

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New Vatican dicastery urged to support lay-led initiatives

The international Catholic reform group CCRI has urged the head of Rome's new department for Laity to support lay-led initiatives inspired by Pope Francis.

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‘Crusade’ against poverty needed: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Ireland needs a new sense of common purpose and 'a revolutionary campaign' to fight poverty - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Dublin.

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Irish-born bishop to head new Vatican department for Laity, Family and Life

Pope Francis appoints Irish-born Bishop Kevin Farrell to head new Vatican department for Laity, Family and Life

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Next Roman synod to consider married priests?

With Pope Francis committed to synodality, and to confronting major issues, Austen Ivereigh wonders if the next Roman synod might consider the ordination of married men.

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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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