21Apr The complexity of human life is in the Irish movie ‘Pilgrim Hill’

Margaret Lee highly recommends the film 'Pilgrim Hill', a low budget movie filmed in Kerry;  and she praises the support given to the production by Pat Moore.  Pat is a priest of Kerry diocese, and an active member of the ACP

21Apr American Sisters must remain faithful to ideals Pope Francis preaches

In its Editorial, America's NCR (Natonal Catholic Reporter) reflects on the stand-off between the leadership of America's Religious and the Vatican (Read original article and comments here.)

21Apr Has the parish a future?

Sergio Ricardo Coutinho comments the recent Aparecida gathering of the bishops' conference of Brazil, which considered that the parish might be an outdated structure that should be abandoned.  Sergio Ricardo Coutinho  is president of the Centre for Studies in History of the Church in Latin America and  professor of Church History in the Institute of St Bonaventure and of Political and Economic Formation of Brazil and of “Political Theory” in the IESB University in Brasilia.

21Apr Vatican II is a “beautiful work of the Spirit” – Pope Francis

Donal Dorr commends Robert Mickens' hopeful words from Rome, published in the 20 April edition of The Tablet

21Apr Fourth Sunday of Easter – Bidding prayers

On the fourth Sunday of Easter each year, we honour the Risen Lord as our Good Shepherd. And we pray that God will give the Church men and women formed in the image of the Good Shepherd, who will be the priests, deacons and Religious of the future.

21Apr 21 April 2013. 4th Sunday of Easter

An Urgent Job to be done




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