02Oct A Dialogue of Hope, Critical Thinking for Critical Times

Gerry O'Hanlon alerts us to a new publication that intends to spark a real and "constructive engagement and dialogue between secularists and religious believers, in order to imagine an alternative narrative" to one where "conventional economic models have failed, politics is fractured, what it means to be human is contested, and there is a Punch and Judy show of opposition between secularists and believers."

02Oct Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (Acp)  Responding to Comments made on the HPV Vaccine

Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (Acp) 
Responding to Comments made on the HPV Vaccine

29Sep The Trauma of being Falsely Accused

Download Tim Hazelwood's interview with Joe Duffy on Liveline.

10Sep ACP Welcomes Pope Francis’ move on Liturgical Translations

The Association of Catholic Priests is delighted to welcome the announcement that the Pope has returned the authority over liturgical translations to the conferences of bishops.

05Sep The call for diaconate pause

Sarah Mac Donald reports in the National Catholic Reporter on the recent call by the ACP to pause the introduction of the permanent diaconate in Irish dioceses until the Vatican’s commission on women deacons has concluded its report and Pope Francis has made a decision based on its findings.

26Aug Married priests no longer in public ministry

The ACP is compiling a database of married priests no longer in public ministry who would consider a return to ministry if the possibility arose.

11Aug Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Association of Catholic Priests Statement on the Permanent Diaconate

Statement by Fr. Roy Donovan -"Deaconesses for Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly!"

Updated with link to interview with Roy Donovan on RTE Radio 1

31Jul The presumption of guilt

The Irish Independent interviewed Tim Hazelwood, member of ACP leadership team, concerning the false allegation that was made against him and the toll it took on him. Tim also deals with the pressures that  priests experience due to the continuing and increasing shortage of priests.

30Jun Condolences to Liamy MacNally

The ACP offers sincere sympathy to our colleague Liamy McNally, Administrative Secretary ACP, and to his extended family on the  death of his mother, Peigí.

27Jun ACP Regional Meetings at Galway and Kilkenny

Reports on the ACP Regional meetings held at Galway, for Galway and Clonfert dioceses, and at Kilkenny for Ferns, Kildare & Leighlin, Ossory, Waterford dioceses.

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