26Jan ACP Leadership decries Ruairi Quinn’s ‘unreflective comments’

The ACP Leadership Team responds to comments made by the Minister for Education, in which he suggested that time spent at religious instruction would more profitably be given over to core curriculum subjects.They call his comments "unhelpful, unwarranted and unacceptable".

26Jan Presider’s Page for Ordinary Time 3 (Sun. 26 Jan.)

Opening Comment (for Presiders)

The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light: Jesus, the light of the world, walks among us, preaching a message of repentance. We gather to listen to him, to share the bread of … Read the rest

26Jan Religion shouldn’t make people miserable

Brendan Hoban reflects on unhappy bishops and scrupulous priests — and invites people to re-discover the wonder of God's love, following the example of Pope Francis (first published in the Western People).

26Jan Devise a 2014 Plan for your parish

Bernard Cotter suggests that parish pastoral groups take on topic a month for 2014, as a way of planning the year. (First published in The Tablet of 4 January 2014 and reproduced here with permission of the Publisher: www.thetablet.co.uk)

26Jan 26th January. Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

"Give up your old sins!"