Category: News

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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Minutes of ACI North Wicklow Meeting Wednesday 27th April 2016

Discussion this month included Pope Francis' encyclical, 'Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) and the recent diocesan Synod in Limerick.

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Pope Francis: ‘The Holy Spirit is not the property of the hierarchy’

The Tablet reports on Pope Francis most trenchant verbal assault yet on the hierarchy's 'stopping of the clock' on the 'hour of the laity'.

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Minutes of ACI North Wicklow Meeting 30th March 2016

The Isolation of Priests .... It was noted that this problem wasn’t necessarily helped by the recommendation of the 2011 Apostolic Visitation that seminary buildings be exclusively for seminarians to ensure a well founded priestly identity.

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Petition to reinstate Rev. Professor Hans Küng as an official Catholic theologian

Fr Küng is 88 years old and over his lifetime has made an extensive contribution to interpreting the significance and uniqueness of Christ.

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SMA Summer School on “Living Laudato Si'” – Dromantine

Dromantine, Co. Down, is to host a summer school (June 25, 26) on the implications of Pope Francis' 2015 Encyclical 'Laudato Si' for all of us.

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‘Lay Mission Union of Ireland’ underway

Jim Farrell outlines the objectives and developing role of 'Lay Mission Union' in Ireland.

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Bishop McKeown forecasts a ‘reaching out’ to censured Irish priests

Derry's Bishop McKeown tells NCR that Irish bishops must 'reach out' to Fr Tony Flannery and other Irish priests censured by the Vatican.

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