22Oct America Magazine: Explainer: What Pope Francis actually said about civil unions—and why it matters

America Magazine Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

In a new documentary that premiered in Rome yesterday, Pope Francis appeared to endorse civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time as pope.

As portrayed … Read the rest

22Oct ACP AGM via Zoom Wed Oct 28th @ 2.00pm

From the comfort of your own home or office

join us for the

Annual General Meeting of the ACP

via Zoom on

Wed Oct 28th 2020 @ 2.00pm

Agenda, running order and Zoom code to follow.

All welcome


22Oct Angela Hanley’s review of ‘Women’s Ordination in the Catholic Church’ by John O’Brien


by John O’Brien

(Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2019)

by Angela Hanley

My first reaction to such a title was “do we really need yet another book on … Read the rest

22Oct Séamus Ahearne is reaching for the stars! Indi speaks about Fungi…

‘Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.’

The Fall:

The leaves. The colour. The deep pile carpet. The Fall. Words can be such a distraction. They can tempt us, tease us and even taunt us. The Fall? … Read the rest

22Oct Review of Tony Flannery’s book ‘From the Outside’ by Brendan Hoban

From the Outside

Brendan Hoban

Many years ago, at an inter-church meeting, a Protestant minister who later became a great friend asked me the question: ‘Can you tell me this? Is it true that Catholics believe there are four persons … Read the rest

22Oct 22 October, 2020. Thursday of Week 29

22 October, 2020. Thursday of Week 29

St John Paul II, pope (Opt. Mem.)

1st Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21

May you grasp the depth of Christ’s love, beyond all knowledge

I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family … Read the rest