02Dec Tony Flannery and Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland

Tony Flannery has published, on his own blog, a short correspondence that passed between himself and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown following the appearance of The Nuncio on RTE’s “The Meaning of Life”.

02Dec Pope Francis in dialogue with Jesuits

Pádraig McCarthy directs our attention to a meeting held on 24 October between Pope Francis and Jesuits who had gathered in Rome for their 36th General Congregation. Pope Francis conducted a “cordial dialogue” with delegates who asked him questions which Francis did not want to see beforehand.

02Dec On-going media coverage of our AGM

Sarah Mac Donald reports on our recent AGM in the National Catholic Reporter.
The stark, and all too real, picture painted by Brendan Hoban is extensively quoted. We can only hope that this article and other media coverage will encourage all to conduct 'a reasonable conversation' and consider the "right to consideration, acknowledgement, support, encouragement and, above all, respect," that priests are entitled to.
Brendan is further quoted; "Priests who have served the church for so long deserve no less and it's time to start a reasonable conversation about this."

02Dec 02 December. Friday in Week 1 of Advent

1st Reading. Isaiah 29:17-24

A promise of good times, when deaf shall hear and blind shall see – and all will accept instruction

Shall not Lebanon in a very little while become a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field be … Read the rest

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