25Nov Conversations Irish parishes need to have — Tony Butler

I thank Pat Seaver for his challenging words (posting below).  I believe he may have started an important conversation, one that is being avoided and indeed with other necessary conversations that are fear-full.

What happens if the present charade of … Read the rest

25Nov 25 Nov, Friday of Week 34

Apocalyptic Symbols

24Nov Advent Prayers 1998

It would be a pity to let the Opening Prayers (Collects) in the 1998 Sacramentary be forgotten. It offered not just one Opening Prayer, but also three alternatives, for the three years of the cycle. They could be a resource for a variety of occasions. Here you can find the 1998 Opening Prayers for the four Sundays of Advent.

Pádraig McCarthy

24Nov Statement by Minister Shatter on the morning after “Mission to Prey”

The Statement made by the Minister was very strong, as you can read. Fr. Kevin Reynolds’ good name was vindicated in the High Court on November 17th 2011.   One week later Minister Shatter has not uttered a single word of apology to Fr. Kevin Reynolds for these slanderous comments.  Should the Minister step aside?

24Nov Reflection on the life of a priest: Pat Seaver

This is an excellent article from someone who spent most of his life as a Christian Brother, and is now a priest of Limerick diocese.  He gives his impressions in a straight and clear way, without any equivocation.  We would love to get a response from other priests.

24Nov 24 Nov, Thursday of Week 34

Final Vindication

23Nov Meeting for the southern dioceses held on 23 Nov.

ACP members in the southern dioceses attend a meeting in Charleville on Wed November 23rd 2011
35 Priests attended the hour and a half meeting.
Tim Hazelwood (Cloyne) chaired and opened the meeting with a prayer to the Holy Spirit.… Read the rest

23Nov Access to media coverage of the Reynolds/RTE case

With thanks to Eamon Aylward for supplying this to us.

23Nov 23 Nov, Wednesday of Week 34

Life-saving Patience 

22Nov Remonstrating with Rome

There is good precedent for remonstrating with the Pope!

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