15Jan German bishop urges church debate on blessing same-sex unions

America magazine, among others, carries a report of the call by Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabruck ,(vice president of the German bishops' conference) for a debate on whether Catholic clergy should bless same-sex unions..

15Jan Priests – Ministers of Religion or Messengers of Joy?

Joe McVeigh ponders the future role of priests in the church.
"In Ireland, we are now in mission territory. We who have been ordained and who have survived this long are missionary priests in our own country. We are no longer maintenance priests in charge of maintaining churches, schools and parochial halls, .... We now need to adjust to the entirely new situation facing us and adopt new practices and a new ways of being church."

15Jan Call for Pope Francis to meet Marie Collins in support of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

A "We Are Church" Press Release of 14 January 2018 calls for Pope Francis to meet Marie Collins to show support of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

15Jan 15 January. Monday of Week 2

15 January. Monday of Week 2




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