24Jun Sunday 24 June 2012. Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist

Herald of the Lord’s Gracious Favour

23Jun Abuse by priests causes spiritual wounds

A man who suffered sexual abuse from a priest asks the Church to dispense victims of abuse from needing priests to encounter Christ in the sacraments.  He shows a minimum of anger, a lot of compassion and immense struggle as he reflects on his complicated relationship with the Church. (Name and address with leadership team of the ACP.)


23Jun June 23. Saturday of Week Eleven

“Forgot the base degrees by which he did ascend”

22Jun What it is to be a Catholic — Maura Adshead

Maura Adshead wrote on what being a Catholic means to her. This article appeared in the Irish Examiner of 21 June 21 under the heading 'Why we need to tackle question of what it is to be a Catholic'. Maura Adshead is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration and Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Limerick.

22Jun Are church investigation procedures really just? — Ladislas Órsy

Ladislas Orsy SJ, visiting professor of philosophy of law and canon law at Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington DC, is a graduate in law of Oxford and holds a doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian University, Rome. This article was first published, in German, in Stimmen der Zeit, in June 1998. This version appeared in Ireland's Doctrine and Life in October 1998.

The ACP Leadership team believe it is very apt today, in view of the difficulties some priests are having with the Vatican.

22Jun June 22. Friday of Week Eleven

Beware the Violent Woman!


21Jun Justice sought for Fr Niall Molloy

Bill Maher, the nephew of the late Fr Niall Molloy, who died in suspicious circumstances in 1985, seeks the support from clergy for a full public enquiry into his uncle's death

21Jun June 21. Thursday of Week Eleven

Seeing others in the best light

20Jun June 20. Wednesday of Week Eleven

The Cheerful Giver

19Jun Churches should be more ecologically sensitive

As Rio+20 gets under way, Sean McDonagh argues that believers must find a way to worship while respecting ecology. Fr Seán McDonagh SSC is an author, environmental activist and member of the ACP Leadership team. This article was first published on The Irish Times 'RITE AND REASON' column on 19 June 2012: see Irish Times

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