06Dec Irish Catholic Church – Crisis or Opportunity?

 Joe McVeigh suggests that we need to view the position in which our church finds itself as an opportunity rather than a crisis.
"this is not a crisis for the Church. It is a crisis for a certain model of Church leadership and ministry. The old model was based on the pyramid structure of the Roman Empire.  The Second Vatican council moved away from that model - in theory anyway." ......
"The prophetic role of the priest in Ireland today has been neglected. There has been much discussion about the need to reform the church rather than about how to make the Word of God relate to the lives of people of today."

06Dec 06 December 2017. Wednesday of Advent, Week 1

St Nicholas (opt.mem)

1st Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10

The Lord God will wipe away all tears in the Messianic age.

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged …




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