06Oct RTE Apology to Kevin Reynolds

The ACP wish to congratulate Kevin at having his name cleared.  It is also of particular satisfaction to the Association because, when none of the Church authorites was willing to stand by him, our legal team took on his case, and pursued it successfully.  We thank them for their great work on our and his behalf. Click here to read the actual apology.

06Oct Indonesian bishop calls for greater independence for local church

The president of Indonesia’s bishops conference has urged the Vatican to give the local church “more space to be ourselves,” especially in the translation of liturgical texts, during a five-yearly ad limina visit to Rome by the country’s bishops.

06Oct Two ACP members reflect on the AGM

Wilfred Harrington OP and Jim Stanley CSsR share their reflections

06Oct Priestly Ministry Today, An insider’s view: Kevin Hegarty

Kevin Hegarty speaks of 'the two kinds of Catholic Churches in Ireland – the parish community where I work and find fulfilment and the institutional Church from which I often feel alienated' in his address to the AGM on Tuesday 4 October

06Oct 06 Oct. Thursday of the 27th Week

Power of Perseverance

06Oct Challenges for Priestly Ministry in Ireland Today: Marie Keenan

This is the text of Marie Keenan's talk at the AGM.  Members found it a very challenging talk, which questions many of the assumptions about child protection.  Two that stand out for this editor are what she has to say about the National Board for Safeguarding Children, and the fact that bishops and religious superiors have now taken on the role of policing criminal activity, which she says should be reserved to the organs of the State.