29Jun 29 June, Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles


In the biblical stories about the two main apostles, we see what deep faith can achieve in the life of generous persons. Today we pray for our present Church, that all may play our part in the life of faith. We get a glimpse of each of them in prison for the faith, prepared for martyrdom if necessary, in bearing witness to the Gospel. Then we have the great declaration of faith, as a result of which Jesus gives a special role of faith-affirmer to Peter, "the Rock" to help sustain the faith of others.

29Jun Christine Gilsen reflecting on Angela Hanley’s address in Portlaoise

The text of the address by Angela Hanley on the website of the Association of Catholic Priests, dated 14th June 2011, has prompted me to convey my position regarding the implementation of the new English missal translation. My natural … Read the rest

29Jun Women priests ‘when God wills’: Cardinal

The Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarp, says that there are no theological obstacles to women priests but that it is better not to raise the issue now.

June 27, 2011

There will be women a priest … Read the rest