13Jan Irish bishops divided on issue of married priests and women deacons

RTE is carrying a report that the Irish bishops' conference failed to reach consensus on proposals by the Bishop of Kilmore, Leo O'Reilly, to allow priests who left ministry to get married to return to priestly work and to consider lifting the bans on ordaining married men and female deacons.
Bishop O Reilly is to be commended for actually listening to the outcome of a 'listening process" he started with the people of Kilmore diocese.

13Jan 13 January. Friday of Week 1

Saint Hilary of Poitiers, bishop and doctor of the Church

1st Reading: Hebrews 4:1-5, 11

Through faith we shall enter into God’s day of rest

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest is still open, let us take care …




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