21Nov Vilification of abusers won’t contribute to solution

John C Seitz reviews CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: GENDER, POWER, AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE by Marie Keenan, in which she maintains that vilification or dismissal of abusers won't contribute to the solution. His review is in the current issue of the National Catholic Reporter

21Nov Priests can reflect the warmth of Christ to their congregations

Mary O. Vallely reflects on her reecent experience of  a christening in Scotland, where she was saddened by the lack of real welcome for the newly baptised babies and their parents. She appeals to priests to make real, warm, loving connections with their congregations, adding that a smile — or a nod of warmth, a handshake with eye-to-eye contact, a pat on the back or a hug — are all  marks of Christ.

21Nov New book of John F Deane poems to be launched in Dublin

John F Deane invites ACP memebrs and friends to the launch of his most recent book of poems

21Nov ACP decides to continue trying to communicate with bishops

The ACP Leadership Team reports on the priests' meeting that formed part of the recent AGM of the Association

21Nov 21 November . Wednesday of Week Thirty Three

Belief in the Hereafter