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 …
Today's Homily Resource
All meant to form one, big human family
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…’
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.
Brendan Hoban revisits the topic of confession and ponders how it can be saved.
Information on Tony Flannery's speaking tour of the United States
Kathleen McDonnell in her address at Claremorris explained why she and others in Killaloe diocese felt compelled to speak out against the introduction of the male only permanent diaconate.
The " post discussion report" of the General Rapporteur, Card. Péter Erdő is published here in full so you can read it and form your own opinions.
Certainly, the tone and language are entirely different to what we are accustomed to hearing in Vatican documents in recent years.
Seamus Ahearne shares his thoughts on a day in the life of a parish
"The life in the day could fill a book and not a page"
"The routine of daily living is ‘killing the spirit’ of so many."
"We are invited to open the eyes of our hearts, minds, imaginations to the enjoyment, hilarity, fun, laughter and peace. It isn’t only Autumn is colourful. Life is full and good. The day goes on. "
A short report on the Meeting in Claremorris on the Voice of Women in the Church, which took place today (Saturday)
Brendan Hoban reflects on five years of ACP.