30Apr Austrian Catholics debate obedience — NCR

This article, taken from the National Catholic Reporter, deals with the situation in Austria.  It is very interesting to see the nature of the debate going on between the Cardinal and the Priest's Initiative.  It is public and open, with a great deal of respect being shown on both sides.

If only we could have that here in Ireland!!!

30Apr 30th April. Monday of the 4th Week of Easter

Expanding the Flock

29Apr Jimmy McPhillips defends Brian D’Arcy.

Fr. Jimmy McPhillips of Clogher Diocese defends his fellow Fermanagh man and ACP member, Fr Brian D'Arcy CP.

29Apr Fourth Sunday Easter – Prayers of the Faithful etc

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday, because the readings are about the care we receive from Christ, our true shepherd, a care Christians are invited to copy. Today is also the day of prayer for vocations.

29Apr 29th April. 4th Sunday of Easter

The Bonding Business

28Apr US Bishops sought open discussion in the Church in 1995

This is a very interesting short piece sent to us by Des O'Donnell OMI.  It show that the U.S. bishops were open to discussing the sort of issues that Irish Priests are now being silenced and censored for; indeed they were prepared to go much further.

28Apr Malcolm Reville reflects on dialogue within the Church

When I tried to send a comment on 22nd May the ‘capptcha code’ got me, and the message was lost. Now that Brian D’Arcy has been censured I think it is important to re-send the post about ‘Dialogue within the … Read the rest

28Apr Jo O’Sullivan suggests where the Church may be headed

Jo O'Sullivan has put pen to paper again for us, and she looks at one possible vision of the future of the Church, what might happen if all those who think differently to the Magisterium on certain issues have either left or been driven out.

28Apr 28th April. Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

Peter's inspiring faith

27Apr 27th April. Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter

Persecutor to Promoter