28Feb 28 February. Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

In God We Trust

27Feb 27 February. Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent

Not fighting for the honours

26Feb 26 February. Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

Charity and personal integrity

25Feb ACI plan meeting in Limerick on March 1st

Noel McCann will speak about the vision and background of the Association of Catholics in Ireland at an information meeting to be held in Limerick next Friday evening

25Feb 25 February. Monday in the Second Week of Lent

Beautiful Compassion

24Feb Theologians lament the procedures of the CDF

Bradford E. Hinze, professor of theology at Fordham University, New York lists ten "lamentations" theologians have about the procedures of the CDF.  His essay, titled "A Decade of Disciplining Theologians", appeared on pages 33-37 of  "When the Magisterium Intervenes" by Richard Gaillardetz  (Liturgical Press, 2012).

24Feb 24th February 2013. 2nd Sunday of Lent

So What's New?

23Feb Successive popes have transformed the Vatican into an absolute monarchy

Fr John P Mannion argues that while the western world has moved from absolute monarchy to participant democracy, the Catholic Church has moved in the opposite direction, concentrating all power in the Bishop of Rome. Even the Commandments can  be re-written as a result - as can be seen in the then Cardinal Ratzinger's reply to the US bishops, apparently allowing exceptions to the fifth commandment. (This a condensed version of his article: original can be obtained from the author at Killoran, Clonfert, Co Galway.)

23Feb ‘Priests should be allowed to marry’ – Cardinal Keith O’Brien

In a BBC interview, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, speaks of the need for a debate on priestly celibacy. And he believes it may be time for a pope from the developing world.

23Feb 23 February. Saturday in the First Week of Lent

A people formed in his own image