31Mar Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

Jeremiah 7:23ff. Jeremiah presents human life in terms of a simple, obedient response to God. Disobedience was the cause of their disasters.

Luke 11:14ff. His miracles of healing proved that Jesus was acting with the authority of God, and was … Read the rest

30Mar Letter from Fr. Lar O’Connor to the Irish Catholic

Dear Editor,
I am becoming more and more annoyed as expensive advertisements for the New Missal arrive in the mail. Having reviewed the text of this document with the most favourable disposition I just cannot imagine … Read the rest

30Mar The Exultet: Old, New and Latin

This is from Padraig McCarthy.  The Exultet is one of my favourite prayers, and I hate to see what the new translation has done to it.  Have a look at it for yourself.

30Mar Report on Clonfert meeting of ACP

A very good and well attended meeting of priests ministering in Clonfert on Monday afternoon, March 21st. It was organised and hosted by Fr Ciaran Kitching, in Killimor. There were 18 priests present (very impressive in a small diocese) and … Read the rest

30Mar Bishops’ Letter to the ACP

We have decided to put this letter on the website, since it gives a context and explains our Press Statement;  and members have been asking us for it.

30Mar Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

Deut. 4:1ff. Belonging to God’s people is a privelege, implying responsibilities, and a wonderful destiny.

Matthew 5:17ff. The spirit of prophetic renewal, that Jesus both taught and lived by, embodies and deepens the best features of Israel’s past. It’s not … Read the rest

29Mar Letter to the ACP from an American Priest

To the Leadership Team:

Three cheers and then three cheers more!  Whether or not your Association of Irish Catholic Priests makes any headway regarding the New Roman Missal, the courage you show in asking correct but difficult questions at this … Read the rest

29Mar Tuesday in the 3rd Week of Lent

Daniel 3:25ff. King Nebuchadnezzar is deeply impressed by the miraculous escape of the three young Jews

Matthew 18:21ff. Within this church-related chapter in Matthew, we find the spirit of mutual forgiveness that Jesus wants to characterise relationships within his church.… Read the rest

28Mar Monday in the Third Week of Lent

2 Kings 5:1ff. Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, takes the prophet’s advice and is cured of his leprosy.

Luke 4:24ff. The townspeople of Nazareth turn against Jesus, a classic proof of the dictum that “no prophet is accepted in … Read the rest

28Mar Press Statement from ACP: Monday, March 28th

As a result of our meeting with the Bishop's Commission, and their response to that meeting, which we regarded as very inadequate, we have decided to issue the following statement to the media.

It also contains notice of a general meeting to discuss this subject on June 2nd in Portlaoise.