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21Apr Presider’s Page for 21 April (Easter Sunday)

Presider’s Page for 21 April (Easter Sunday)

April 21st, 2019

This Easter morning we celebrate the central mystery of our faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He suffered on the cross and died for us, but now he is risen! Filled with the spirit of Easter joy, we proclaim the might and glory of God.

20Apr Presider’s Page for 20 April (The Easter Vigil)

Presider’s Page for 20 April (The Easter Vigil)

April 20th, 2019

We gather around the Easter candle, celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. With that light to illumine our way, we remember how God has cared for humanity from the dawn of time. The readings from both testaments remind us what happened at the highpoints of our history.

19Apr Water, the gift of life – An Easter Reflection

Water, the gift of life – An Easter Reflection

April 19th, 2019

Chris McDonnell writing in the Catholic Times reflects on these days of commemoration.

15Apr Notre Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame refleurira!

Notre Dame de Paris – Notre-Dame refleurira!

April 15th, 2019

Our prayers and sympathies go to the Catholic community of Paris and to all French people following the devasting fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.

Updated - Notre-Dame refleurira!

15Apr The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

April 15th, 2019

Clericalism is a world wide problem in the church. But, are (we) priests in utter denial?
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa have published a challenging article on their website.
"There are, it seems, a growing number of us priests who would be better off heading-up dictatorial fiefdoms...... Priests have, for many people, become the weekly cross they bear."

15Apr “He descended into Hell”

“He descended into Hell”

April 15th, 2019

Joe O Leary writes on Holy Week.
"At the heart of our faith lies the death of Christ, which is not a mere sudden event of long ago but a vast space that contains all human experience of suffering and death, guilt and despair. Descending into that chasm in meditation, we find that it is a gracious place, throbbing with the promise of resurrection."

14Apr Easter Vigil – Liturgical Highpoint or Endurance Marathon? Some alternative suggestions

Easter Vigil – Liturgical Highpoint or Endurance Marathon? Some alternative suggestions

April 14th, 2019

Does anyone care to share their parish experiences, share what actually happens with parish celebrations of the Vigil rather than the ideal one would wish for?

14Apr Reflection for Holy Week

Reflection for Holy Week

April 14th, 2019

Audio reflection on Holy Week by Vincent Sherlock, as broadcast on Mid West Radio’s Faith Alive programme.

09Apr How Women Founded Christianity

How Women Founded Christianity

April 9th, 2019

Mary T. Malone
How Women founded Christianity and may revive it today
Followed by Q & A
7.30 pm Monday 13 May 2019
Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

03Apr Pointing the Way

Pointing the Way

April 3rd, 2019

Brendan Hoban, writing in the Western People, looks at Archbishop Martin's recent comments about the future of the church.
"So did he say anything new? Not really. Nothing that most people in Ireland are not saying in parish councils. Or when they’re standing outside schools waiting for their children. Or at pub counters. The sort of things that most priests know though they often won’t admit it even to themselves. Just some realistic thinking out loud on where we are and where we need to be – unusual, it has to be said, for Irish bishops."




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