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31st October. Friday of Week 30

While at dinner, Jesus ignored the Sabbath curfew and cured a man from dropsy, which scandalised some...



30Oct Final Report of Synod – English translation

Final Report of Synod – English translation

October 30th, 2014

For your information we carry the English translation of the final document of the Synod.

29Oct Threatened with excommunication, Tony Flannery holds firm to his beliefs

Threatened with excommunication, Tony Flannery holds firm to his beliefs

October 29th, 2014

Tony Flannery continues his speaking tour in the U.S.A.
Margery Eagan, spirituality columnist with www.cruxnow.com, reports on the tour. Margery is a long-time writer and commentator on current affairs, politics, women’s issues, and Catholicism. She co-hosts “Boston Public Radio” with Jim Braude on 89.7 WGBH in Boston.

26Oct The Cry of the Earth

The Cry of the Earth

October 26th, 2014

On October 1st 2014, The Irish Catholic Bishops Conference launched The Cry of the Earth: A Pastoral Reflection on Climate Change. It was meant to be a call to action, but In truth there has not been much discussion of the document. Sean McDonagh stresses that we need to be more urgent in our response to Climate Change.

25Oct Vatican micro-managers of the Mass need to be shown the door.

Vatican micro-managers of the Mass need to be shown the door.

October 25th, 2014

"the Congregation for Divine Worship try to micro-manage the Church around the world and often fail to understand or misinterpret local custom and tradition."
Brendan Hoban in the Western People continues to wonder how curial officals fail to see it is their own institutions that are in need of reform instead of tinkering with what is actually still working in the church.

21Oct Stones still Standing

Stones still Standing

October 21st, 2014

Chris McDonnell reflects on the recent synod.
"What’s changed?
We don’t deny the faith of earlier generations by asking that question".
Chris is a retired head teacher having taught in London, Leeds and on Merseyside. Married with three children and eight grandchildren. He is a regular contributor to discussion in the catholic press, journals and blogs.

20Oct In tribute to Fr Anthony J Butler RIP

In tribute to Fr Anthony J Butler RIP

October 20th, 2014

Fr Anthony J Butler SMA died on 16 October 2014 and was buried in Wilton, Cork on 20 October. Tony was a loyal ACP member and a frequent contributor to this site. In tribute to his passing, we re-publish his

18Oct Provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address at the closing of the Synod:

Provisional translation of Pope Francis’ address at the closing of the Synod:

October 18th, 2014

Address of Pope Francis at end of Synod.

“… a temptation to hostile inflexibility of the so-called ‘traditionalists’ and also of the intellectuals… the temptation of the ‘do-gooders,’… of the so-called ‘progressives and liberals…’

17Oct How hungry are the Sheep?

How hungry are the Sheep?

October 17th, 2014

Redemptorist Stan Mellett, who ministers in Ballyfermot, reflects on his ministry and questions if we need to refocus our efforts so the gathering will truly be the ‘people of God’ celebrating the gift of God in Jesus at the Eucharistic table.

16Oct Reconciliation: Penance: Confession: A disappearing Sacrament?

Reconciliation: Penance: Confession: A disappearing Sacrament?

October 16th, 2014

Brendan Hoban revisits the topic of confession and ponders how it can be saved.

15Oct Catholic Tipping Point: U.S. Speaking Tour

Catholic Tipping Point: U.S. Speaking Tour

October 15th, 2014

Information on Tony Flannery's speaking tour of the United States