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 …

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 …

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? …

22Oct Q & A with Tony Flannery online Zoom event

Fr. Tony Flannery

From the Outside: Rethinking Church Doctrine 

Followed by Q & A

7.30 – 9.00pm Monday 2nd of November 2020

Online ZOOM event


Fr Tony Flannery

  • Tony Flannery (born 1947) joined the Redemptorist Order in 1964
  • He

22Oct Audio: Tony Flannery’s Book Launch

This is the audio of the book launch by Prof Tom O’Loughlin of Tony Flannery’s new book ‘From the Outside.’ The launch took place via Zoom on Wed 21st Oct 2020.

Gerry O’Connor CSsR and ACP Leadership Team hosted proceedings …

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 …

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 …

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