Kevin F Burke shares a reflection on blessings, which could form the basis of homiles during Lent/Easter.
Mary McAleese argues for the ‘imperative of collegiality’ in the Church, suggesting a reinvigoration of the Synod of Bishops as the way forward. (Delivered at the Von Hugel Institute, a Roman Catholic research institute of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.)
Pat Rogers cp shares some useful resources for lenten homilies, available online
The editors of America’s National Catholic Reporter share their open letter to Pope Francis, appealing to him to meet victims of clergy sex abuse.
Brendan Hoban believes that if the Church doesn’t soon reform Confession it will end up with one six sacraments instead of seven. He suggests that Rite Three be more generally available (first published in the Western People).
Gay Catholic Voice Ireland announce a seminar for gay Catholics to be held in Dublin in April, which takes its inspiration from Pope Francis’ words on the plane from Rio: “Who am I to judge?”
Seamus Ahearne osa describes a dialogue that happened during Mass after the Gospel of Mark (10:1-12) was read last Friday morning
Eoin Waldron argues that bishops should be elected, as was the original practice in the Church
The ACP Leadership Team recommends the latest edition of the Irish Jesuits’ magazine Studies, which is entirely taken up with the Murpny Report into abuse in Dublin diocese (www.studiesirishreview.ie)