27Sep The Irish Church refuses to face statistics on priesthood

Brendan Hoban shows that within 20 years a tiny cadre of aged priests
will be struggling to say Masses in a tiny complement of churches. He believes a fundamental re-think on priesthood is required (first published in the Western People)

27Sep The ‘American Way of Dying’ in 2013 reveiewed

Thomas Baker reviews 'The Good Funeral', a critique of the American approach to death and dying (first published in Commonweal on 26 September 2013: read original article here.)

27Sep Pope’s interview reveals a new balance

The Editors of Commonweal welcome Pope Francis welcome what they see as the pope's clear-eyed evaluation of how the Gospel should be preached in the modern world. (Commonweal is an independent journal of religion, politics and culture edited in New York by lay Catholics: read the original editorial of 23 September 2013 and comments here.)

27Sep 27 September, 2013. Friday of the Twenty Fifth Week

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