28Nov Visit of Pope Francis; Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests

Statement of the Association of Catholic Priests welcoming the proposed visit of Pope Francis

28Nov Taoiseach goes where bishops fear to tread?

RTE is reporting that An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, may have raised the issue of Irish priests who have been 'silenced' at a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

28Nov Thinking for Ourselves

Brendan Hoban in his Western People column tells us that 'openness, transparency and respect are prerequisites for sustaining loyalty...... Adults will only give their loyalty if they are respected as adults.
Which is why infantilism – treating adults as children – no longer works in the modern world. And which is why the Catholic Church, in a more open and questioning society, is struggling so hard to maintain the loyalty of its members.'.

28Nov A call for homily resources from our readers

The Homily Notes proposed for all of December 2016 are now online.

Please see them as draft material to be amended & improved with your help. They can be accessed via our December Calendar, on the right of this screen.… Read the rest

28Nov 28 November. Monday, Advent, Week 1

First Reading: Isaiah 2:4-6

Wisdom and peace when swords are beaten into ploughshares

Thus says the Lord: “On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride … Read the rest

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