19Aug Funeral eulogies – a secular view

Noel Whelan believes rules published by church authorities alienate those we should be trying to attract. (First published in the Irish Times of  17 August 2013 under the heading Hostility to funeral eulogies reflects an unchristian disregard for need to grieve: read original article and comments here.)

19Aug Priest forced out of his parish in Poland takes his case to Rome

Jonathon Luxmoore reports the case of Fr Wojciech Lemanski whose conflict with his bishop awaits  a ruling from the Vatican. First published in the  National Catholic Reporter on 12 August: read original article and comments here.

19Aug We face a post-Catholic Ireland — Archbishop Martin

+Diarmuid Martin surveys the Irish Church in the wake of the sexual abuse crisis and the economic downturn. This article, first published in America on 20 May 2013, is adapted from an address at the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture in New York. Read the original article and comments here

19Aug 19 August 2013. Monday of the 20th Week

Cycle of Repentance