03Aug The problems with seminaries

With the ongoing controversy about Archbishop Martin of Dublin deciding to remove all 3 of Dublin archdiocese's students from Maynooth Tony Flannery suggests "The solution would have to involve a radical revision of our understanding of ministry and the requirements necessary to become a priest. So, rather than just tinkering around with Maynooth, the Irish church needs to initiate a process of discussion at all levels to discern what type of ministry is best suited for the Church of the future."
".... we need courage. The problems in seminaries is only one part of a much greater malaise in the church. Trying to re-create the past is not the answer. Significant change is needed."

03Aug 03 August. Wednesday, Week 18

1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:1-7

Jeremiah foretells the joyful reunion of Israel’s northern tribes with Jerusalem

At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. Thus says …




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