18Jan Here’s my summary of Pope Francis: “I am Vatican II”

Eugene Cullen Kennedy presents Pope Francis as the personification of the Second Vatican Council, following in John XXIII's footsteps (first published in the National Catholic Reporter on 16 Jan 2014).

18Jan Post-Christmas reflections from the coalface

Seamus Ahearne reflects on his parish experience of the Christmas and Epiphany liturgies and muses on the liturgical texts he had to use, the Francis effect, the ACP's role and how the language and ritual of the Church affect people — or don't.

18Jan Tony Flannery embarks on a lecture tour of Ireland

Tony Flannery announces a series of talks on church reform — and is open to groups wishing to organise such gatherings in March and April,

18Jan 18th January. Saturday in the First Week

Who is fit to lead others?