30Nov Advent Week 1 – Tuesday

Isaiah 11:1ff. A glorious vision of the Messianic blessings, when “They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain. ”

Luke 10:21ff. True disciples, and the humble of heart, will know God with the special knowledge that Jesus … Read the rest

28Nov 1st Sunday in Advent

Theme: “Many shall stream to God’s house” says the advent prophecy of Isaiah. Advent is a time of new beginnings, the start of a new year of Christian prayer and worship. The Lord calls every believer to let his … Read the rest

26Nov Carlow Meeting; Thursday, November 25th

Report on Association of Catholic Priests meeting in Carlow;  Nov. 25th


Twenty seven priests attended this meeting.  They came from Ferns and Kildare and Leighlin dioceses, with one member from Ossory.  It was addressed by Brendan Hoban, and the … Read the rest

25Nov Report on Regional Meeting in Marianella.

Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests in Marianella on November 24, 2010

About sixty priests from the Archdiocese of Dublin, the Diocese of Meath and a variety of religious congregation met at the Redemptorists Marianella at 3pm on November … Read the rest

24Nov The Pope Speaks on Condoms and Environment Fr.Seán McDonagh, SSC

Two statements in recent weeks by Pope  Benedict XVI, one on condoms and the other on farming and the environment, illustrate the co-dependent and often dysfunctional relationship between the media and Church leaders.  Whenever the pope or other senior Church … Read the rest

24Nov The IMF are in Ireland: What can we Expect? Fr. Seán McDonagh, SSC

After weeks of denial and bluster from a variety of government ministers, the Irish Taoiseach,  Brian Cowen, announced  on Sunday November 21st 2010, that the his government had formally applied for a multibillion euro rescue package from the European … Read the rest

11Nov Munster meeting of ACP, Charleville, Nov 2010



Thirty seven priests gathered at the Charleville Park Hotel for the Munster meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP). Seán McDonagh opened the meeting at 2.40pm.  He asked Brendan Hoban to give the background to the formation of the … Read the rest

08Nov Changes made to the revised Roman Missal

By Jerry Filteau

The new English translation of the Roman Missal is seen in Rome April 29. (CNS/Paul Haring)

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A new beef is making the rounds about the many changes … Read the rest