For your information we carry the English translation of the final document of the Synod.
Today's Homily Resource
Images of the World to Come
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.
The Cry of the Earth
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.
"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.
Stones still Standing
Chris McDonnell reflects on the recent synod.
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.
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 …
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