Kerry members explain why diocesan ACP meetings don’t work
Five of us met recently to discuss the future of the A.C.P. at diocesan level. It is clear to us that while many are interested in the Association, few of us priests respond to regular meetings. Distance, energy levels, enthusiasm and engagement are factors.
Issues that are discussed in the ACP website are being read but, “something prevents us” from contributing. Is it ability, fear of contradiction, or taking a risk, shyness or hesitation at going public to a wide audience?
An idea that has come up for us is that the website could be used more to outline initiatives that are worth sharing to help us with the pastoral responses we make to situations.
Pat Moore, Pat Ahern, Denis O’Mahony , Dan Ahern, Tadgh Fitzgerald.