08Dec Irish Bishops’ ten-year plan has come to a standstill

Sean M O'Connail assesses the progress  in the ten-year plan of implementing the National Directory for Catechesis and finds that, three years in, it has come to a standstill. He calls on the Irish Bishops to acknowledge the state of emergency in the Irish Church, given the crisis facing clerical manpower and morale.

08Dec ‘Stupidity’ of Veritas has compounded harm done by Tony Flannery episode

Seamus Ahearne osa reflects with sadness and anger on Veritas' continuing decision not to stock Tony Flannery's book

08Dec Presider’s Page for 2nd Sunday of Advent (8 December)

John the Baptist is the focus of the Gospel reading on the Second Sunday of Advent each year. His words challenge and inspire. We worship God who uses many messengers to call us from darkness to light.

08Dec 8th December, 2013: 2nd Sunday of Advent

Preparing the way of the Lord