NCR editorial on the forthcoming Synod on the Family. Will it be something new or more of the same ?
- Presiders pages for August Sundays published
- Censoring of Scripture scholar not in line with Francis’ ‘big tent’ church
- ACP Statement on appointment of Yvonne Murphy
- Statement from the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) responding to the letter of reply from the Irish bishops to the ACP submissions at a meeting with representatives of the Irish bishops on 04 June, 2014.
- Report on a meeting between the Association of Catholic Priests and representatives of the Irish Episcopal Conference in the Columba Centre in Maynooth on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Pages for presiders (including bidding prayers for the Sundays and holydays of August) have now been published on the ACP website.
The Anglican communion has done a great service to the Catholic Church by ordaining women as priest and bishops.
The Anglican communion has done a great service to the Catholic Church by ordaining women as priest and bishops.July 28th, 2014
Brendan Hoban in the Western People reflects on the decision of the Anglican communion to ordain women as bishops. He concludes that change will have to come in the Catholic Church as well , whether we like it or not. It will be measured and careful, but it will come because it has to come because the Catholic Church has to face the inevitable truth that the Eucharist is more important than celibacy.
I have always believed that to be a Catholic, you need faith. It’s what Jesus had: the faith to question the status quo, to seek a different way, to share one’s gifts to better the community.
Jesus had faith. Prophets …
High Time for ‘Elder Wisdom’
At a time when specialists in elder care in the UK are advocating the installation of CCTV in every room in every care home (to prevent elder abuse by poorly paid, poorly trained and poorly …
Longevity is no barrier to pop-stars or priests but fatal to Labour politicians. Brendan Hoban
Before the politicians go on their long, well-deserved break for the summer holidays, there was that small matter of a cabinet reshuffle. Out with the old guard and in with the new. Sort of. Though some of the old stagers …
Statement from the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP)
responding to the establishment of the Commission of Investigation
into Mother and Baby Homes and the appointment of Yvonne Murphy
The ACP welcomes the establishment of the Commission of Investigation into
Brendan Hoban in the Western People maintains that if novelist John Updike believed that God could be found in a perfectly struck five-iron approach shot to the green, then surely there’s a spark of something other-worldly in the impossible swerve of a Messi or the immaculate balance of a Van Persie.
Seamus Ahearne muses about life in the context of the speculation about a new cabinet, the on again off again Garth Brooks concerts, Pat Rabbitte’s 20 second dismissal our own “new” missal and of course the letter from the bishops to the acp.
It reminds him that ‘the Word of God can be heard only when it is soaked up in human life and spoken with human accents.’
Eugene Cullen Kennedy is emeritus professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago. In the National Catholic Reporter he comments on what motivates the catholic bishops of the U.S.A. under the leadership of Pope Francis.
“We must feel for these men trained to be one kind of bishop now searching for some way to become another. For this and other blessings already beyond counting, we may be grateful to the loving God who gave us Francis.”