30Apr Brendan Hoban: Pandemic – time for leadership not point-scoring

Church must waive rights for common good

Western People 27.4.2021

One of the casualties of the COVID restrictions has been public worship. There are many important reasons why this is so. One is that those who attend weekend Masses, for … Read the rest

30Apr April 30 2021 Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

29Apr Bishop Michael Duignan publishes Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert

Bishop Michael Duignan, Bishop of Clonfert has published “Renew and Strengthen your People – a Pastoral Reflection on the Future of the Church in the Diocese of Clonfert.”  Bishop Duignan hopes that the Pastoral Reflection will provide an opportunity for … Read the rest

29Apr Thursday, April 29 2021 St Catherine of Siena Virgin and Doctor of the Church Patron of Europe

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

28Apr AUDIO: James Alison Zoom Tuesday April 27th – pastoral care of LGBTQ+

Over 100 people tuned in last evening to the ACP zoom presentation by James Alison on the pastoral care of the LGBTQ+ community. The evening was hosted by ACP Leadership Team member Gerry O’Connor.

This is the link to the … Read the rest

28Apr April 28 2021 Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak.

27Apr THIS EVENING! Zoom details: James Alison Tues 27 April @ 7.00pm

ACP Zoom Presentation with James Alison

Tuesday 27 April 2021


The Pastoral Care of LGBTQ+

The Church position on LGBTQ+



Meeting ID: 890 5330 2467

Passcode: EPwNU5

All welcome

Presentation by James Alison followed by Question & Read the rest

27Apr Séamus Ahearne: the Tolka, visiting churches, women and hair, and Indi and a beard!

Languishing in wonder

The Bible of nature:

The tinge of white in the mornings (frost) is a promise and a delicate hint of a beautiful day. The trees (messengers of life) have taken over from the daffodils who are fading … Read the rest

27Apr April 27 2021 Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father's hand. The Father and I are one.

26Apr ACP members invited to comment on Leadership Draft Submission on the Synodal Pathway

Dear ACP Member


The Irish Bishops are inviting submissions on methods/models to be adopted before the Synodal Pathway consultation gets underway. They are seeking submissions of no more than 300 words, by 23rd May.


The ACP Leadership … Read the rest