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May 7 2021 Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter


You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another."



07May Irish Times: ‘A possible disaster’: Catholic Church reckons with declining interest post-pandemic…

Irish Times: ‘A possible disaster’: Catholic Church reckons with declining interest post-pandemic…

May 7th, 2021

In the Irish Times, Patsy McGarry reports on the Bishop of Clonfert, Michael Duignan’s recent pastoral reflection on the what might lie ahead for the church. He also cites the financial challenges facing the Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/a-possible-disaster-catholic-church-reckons-with-declining-interest-post-pandemic-1.4557615?localLinksEnabled=falseRead the rest

06May We need to revise Catholic teaching on Relationships and Sexuality – Tony Flannery

We need to revise Catholic teaching on Relationships and Sexuality – Tony Flannery

May 6th, 2021

Tony Flannery writes:

In my most recent book I wrote about how the Church has created problems for itself, and for believers, by defining doctrines at particular times in its history, and declaring that they have to be held by … Read the rest

06May Gentle Reminder…Closing date for receipt of comments on ACP draft Synodal Pathway submission is Monday May 10th…

Gentle Reminder…Closing date for receipt of comments on ACP draft Synodal Pathway submission is Monday May 10th…

May 6th, 2021

Closing date for receipt of comments on ACP draft Synodal Pathway submission is

Mon May 10th 

Dear ACP Member

The Irish Bishops are inviting submissions on methods/models to be adopted before the Synodal Pathway consultation gets underway. They are seeking … Read the rest

06May Brendan Hoban:…a vaccine is a personal, family and social responsibility.

Brendan Hoban:…a vaccine is a personal, family and social responsibility.

May 6th, 2021

Utter Gibberish is now Part of the Mainstream

Western People 4.5.2021 

‘I saw it on Facebook’ joins ‘I won it on the horses’ and ‘The dog ate my homework’ as the most incredible statement anyone could possibly make – and … Read the rest

05May ACP Zoom: Massimo Faggioli – Wed 12 May at 7.00pm – All Welcome

ACP Zoom: Massimo Faggioli – Wed 12 May at 7.00pm – All Welcome

May 5th, 2021

ACP Zoom Presentation

Massimo Faggioli

Theologian, Author and Columnist

for Commonweal and La Croix International.

The Fight for Hegemony of and Within US Catholicism

on

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7.00pm

Meeting ID: 843 0868 9233


Passcode: 547584

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84308689233?pwd=Q0h0UndWRDJBdFpwRGRkUlJBM0ttdz09

All Read the rest

04May The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research: Academic Statement on the Ethics of Free and Faithful Same-Sex Relationships

The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research: Academic Statement on the Ethics of Free and Faithful Same-Sex Relationships

May 4th, 2021

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, is among the authors, contributors, and signatories from various fields and backgrounds who have signed the statement from The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

Link to Statement:

https://www.wijngaardsinstitute.com/academic-statement-ethics-same-sex-relationships/

 

Link to download report on … Read the rest

04May Seán McDonagh in Irish Times interview…

Seán McDonagh in Irish Times interview…

May 4th, 2021

Should we be buying from Amazon rather than working

to keep a place like Nenagh alive?’

Unthinkable: Fr Seán McDonagh is increasingly worried

about the power of big tech

Irish Times interview: Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 05:00

Joe Humphreys

When … Read the rest

04May Séamus Ahearne takes a stroll with William Blake and others…

Séamus Ahearne takes a stroll with William Blake and others…

May 4th, 2021

The company of William Blake

Aerial warfare during the Dawn Chorus:

The Dawn Chorus saw in Sunday morning. Mooney went Wild. Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny competed with the bird song and were humbled. Every morning has its music. I … Read the rest

30Apr Brendan Hoban: Pandemic – time for leadership not point-scoring

Brendan Hoban: Pandemic – time for leadership not point-scoring

April 30th, 2021

Church must waive rights for common good

Western People 27.4.2021

One of the casualties of the COVID restrictions has been public worship. There are many important reasons why this is so. One is that those who attend weekend Masses, for … Read the rest

29Apr Bishop Michael Duignan publishes Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert

Bishop Michael Duignan publishes Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert

April 29th, 2021

Bishop Michael Duignan, Bishop of Clonfert has published “Renew and Strengthen your People – a Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert.”  Bishop Duignan hopes that the Pastoral Reflection will provide an opportunity for … Read the rest




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