What Archbishop Martin thinks of the ACP
Justine McCarthy writes: ‘As for the left, namely the Association of Catholic Priests, he [Archbishop Diarmuid Martin] says: “The challenge is to find a way of dialogue with an organization like that. It can’t be done in press communiques…… not everything in church doctrine is up for grabs”.’
ACP’S REPLY: Is it that the Archbishop does not know what we stand for? We have consistently stated that we are, and wish to remain, at the heart of the Church. (Check our aims and objectives, and the statement underneath it). We do not want to overthrow Church doctrine, but we do consider that some aspects of Church governance need to be looked at urgently. We too want dialogue, and we agree that press communiques are not the way to go. We would be happy to meet with the Archbishop, or indeed other bishops, at any time. We have made this clear from the very beginning.