14Aug Lazy, hazy days with a good book

Brendan Hoban lets us know what he's reading this summer when he's not writing his column for the Western People.

13Aug Talking of vocation…

Chris McDonnell writing recently in the Catholic Times suggests that a rethink of 'vocation' is needed but that there will only be a response to the current crisis when 'a realistic connection is made with contemporary needs.'

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

10Aug Time for dialogue on sexual ethics

The editorial staff of the NCR call for a dialogue about sexual ethics.
"We strongly encourage dialogue between laypeople and church leaders regarding all issues in the sexual sphere. But we also recognize that dialogue can have its limits, particularly if those in leadership do not demonstrate an openness to developing the church’s teaching on sex and sexuality."

02Aug Needing more than Needle and Thread

Seamus Ahearne looks at the week that was, raids ‘the pockets of God’ and "lifts us beyond the ordinary and the obvious and enables us to see the treasure and the pearl."

31Jul Guiding Lights

Brian Fahy, on reading the recent article by Gabriel Daly OSA, speaks of other 'guiding lights', people and writers 'whose words and spirit would stir life in me'.

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.

31Jul Presider’s Pages for August 2017 published

To facilitate those taking summer holidays, the presider’s pages for all of August have now been published on the ‘Presider’s Page’ of the LITURGY section, and under the title PRAYERS OF THE FATHFUL. The ACP wishes presiders and liturgy teams …

27Jul Eucharist: Doing the truth with Christian Faith

Gabriel Daly shares with us a lecture he delivered at the Church of Ireland parish church, Clontarf. The occasion was an ecumenical conference, 'One Lord, One Faith', marking the 500th anniversary of the year that Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation.

26Jul Setting us on our way

Brian Fahy muses on what has changed in church, and what church should be ... "A place that gathers you in to bless you and encourage you, and that then points out the road to you, the road of your life that you are encouraged to walk, until you reach God’s holy mountain.
We need a Church like that, to gather us in, to fire our hearts and to set us on our way."

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