26Nov ‘Great change’ needed in Dublin’s ageing Catholic Archdiocese, says report

Patsy McGarry from The Irish Times reports:

Almost half of the 312 priests in Dublin’s Catholic Archdiocese are more than 70 years old, with just two students preparing for priesthood.

Catholic priests retire at 75, which means that the 139 … Read the rest

26Nov Fr Pat O’Brien RIP

Tuam Archdiocese

There is a deep sense of sadness and loss throughout the diocese today at the news of the death of priest and poet Fr. Pat O’Brien following an illness. Fr Pat was a native of Claremorris and served … Read the rest

26Nov Seamus Ahearne: So much older then, he’s younger than that now!

“Something that will not acknowledge conclusion

insists that we forever begin.” (Kennelly B)

Ruffians or idiots:

Each day, I watch and hope that no undertaker rings. Funerals dictate how the week goes. The dead are rather demanding; they take over … Read the rest

26Nov Friday, November 26 2021 Week 34 in Ordinary Time

Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.