02Aug Maynooth Seminary Crisis: ACP Statement

The ACP have issued a statement on the controversy afflicting Maynooth at present.
"While it is important that the highest standards prevail in Maynooth, the response to whatever the crisis is – real or imaginary – demands more than moving a few students to Rome and offering a few unconvincing reasons for the decision."

UPDATED with Brendan Hoban interview on Morning Ireland, 03/08/2016

02Aug Commission for the Study of the Diaconate of Women

Vatican Radio announces that Pope Francis has appointed a commission that 'could study the question” of the diaconate of women, “especially with regard to the first ages of the Church.” '
Interestingly for a Vatican body the commission is gender balanced.

02Aug 02 August. Tuesday, Week 18

Saints Eusebius of Vercelli; Julian Eymard, optional memorials

1st Reading: Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22

After the exile the Israelites will return home, with their own civil and religious leaders

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Thus says …

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