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(Feast: St Alphonsus Ligouri; see below)
1st Reading: Leviticus 25:1, 8-17
Land can never be sold or mortgaged beyond the next Jubilee year
The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, …
July 30th, 2015
To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of August have now been published on the ‘Bidding Prayers’ Page. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams a restful summer.
To access, please click here: http://www.associationofcatholicpriests.ie/liturgy-preparation/…
July 25th, 2015
A Poem by Michael Maginn
I have rarely felt the need of one
in more than thirty years of pastoral ministry,
but if our Shepherds want to wear a soutane
let them ditch the colour purple for simple black.
July 25th, 2015
Clergy caught up in clericalism are incapable of seeing that it freezes their humanity—their ability to simply connect on a human level with the various sorts of God’s holy people.
By Father Donald Cozzens, a writer in residence at …
July 22nd, 2015
This article is taken from the National Catholic Reporter. It is very relevant to what is happening in the recent appointment of bishops here in Ireland
Robert Mickens’ column calling for a new way of choosing bishops is most timely. …
July 20th, 2015
We are glad to welcome Brendan back to the airwaves, being now well on his way to full recovery from a recent illness.
Less than two years ago, in September 2013, representing the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), I visited …
July 13th, 2015
Ollie Brogan (ESB International ) said: The Irish are welcome everywhere – because of the great work done by the Missionaries. ‘ Should we employ him as our PR person?
A journalist was on the phone. She was writing an …
July 8th, 2015
The National Library of Ireland has made historical parish records of baptisms and marriages available on line from today 08 July 2015
July 7th, 2015
Pat Rogers, reports on The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests' recently concluded 2015 Assembly, It was held in St. Louis, June 29 - July 2.
The AUSCP say that they continue to seek ways to connect with other organizations that are vital to the mission and ministry of the Church.
You can see more about the AUSCP at their website, www.uscatholicpriests.org, or at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/AUSCPriests
July 6th, 2015
Tony Flannery reflects on how we interpret and explain the Sunday Scriptures.
'I know that a lot has, and can, be written about the proper interpretation of the scriptures. But today's Gospel reading makes a couple of very straight, simple statements, .......... We are told that Jesus had four brothers, and an indefinite number of sisters."
July 6th, 2015
Paudie Moloughney’s funeral took place today (6th July).
He came from Laharden Upper, Littleton in Tipp. His work as a Kiltegan priest took him from Ireland to Nigeria to Brazil and then back to Kiltegan. He was a man …