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Easter Day 2014

A Mystery Beyond Words



17Apr Comment on Irish Times Cartoon

Comment on Irish Times Cartoon

April 17th, 2014

The leadership of the ACP protests in the strongest possible terms at a cartoon in the Irish Times that they perceive to be gratuitously insulting to Irish Catholic priests

14Apr The pull of Good Friday

The pull of Good Friday

April 14th, 2014

Brendan Hoban, in this reflection published in the Western People, explores what it is about Good Friday that  still resonates with our lives.

14Apr Calvary- John Michael McDonagh’s New Film

Calvary- John Michael McDonagh’s New Film

April 14th, 2014

This review of the film ‘Calvary’ was written by Pat Moore, priest of Kerry diocese. He assures me it is well worth seeing.

12Apr Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests – Pope Francis and the ordination of married men.

Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests – Pope Francis and the ordination of married men.

April 12th, 2014

The ACP calls on the Irish bishops to respond with courage and conviction to the direct challenge presented to them by Pope Francis

11Apr Married men could be ordained priests if world’s bishops agree – Pope Francis

Married men could be ordained priests if world’s bishops agree – Pope Francis

April 11th, 2014

“The Pope explained that he could not take everything in hand personally from Rome. We local bishops, who are best acquainted with the needs of our faithful, should be corajudos, that is ‘courageous’ in Spanish, and make concrete suggestions,”

11Apr Danger area! Do we have an ethical issue with banks?

Danger area! Do we have an ethical issue with banks?

April 11th, 2014

It would be difficult for us to continue operating normally without using banking services. Do we, or should we, have an ethical issue with the banking services we use as individuals and as a church?
Padraig McCarthy

10Apr Death of Canon Michael Cassidy.

Death of Canon Michael Cassidy.

April 10th, 2014

We are grateful to Paddy Ferry for sending us this tribute to a great man and priest, Canon Michael Cassidy

01Apr Lessons for the Church from recent State scandals?

Lessons for the Church from recent State scandals?

April 1st, 2014

Brendan Hoban in his Western People article reflects on what we can all learn from how authorities handled the whistleblowers in An Garda Siochána.

31Mar Is the priest at home? The personal maturity and mental health of the priest. Brendan O’Rourke

Is the priest at home? The personal maturity and mental health of the priest. Brendan O’Rourke

March 31st, 2014

This article was first published in the book “Priesthood Today”, edited by Eamonn Conway.  Brendan O’Rourke is a Redemptorist priest and psychotherapist.  It is published here with the consent of the author.

28Mar Latest news on Tony Flannery’s talks

Latest news on Tony Flannery’s talks

March 28th, 2014

After a very pleasant and enjoyable series of talks in various parts of the country, my ‘caravan’ is now coming to the capital.

I am talking in the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Wednesday next, April 2nd, at 8.OOpm

So far …