08Aug Gay priests are “caught in a trap of dishonesty”

James Allison, a leading theologian who is himself gay, writes about homosexuality among the Catholic clergy (First published in The Tablet on 4 August, 2018 - the first of a two-part series). Shared by an ACP member.

05Aug The ACP & the Pope: Survey to close on 9 August

The ACP is conducting a survey ahead of the Pope’s visit. People are invited to submit their views on what the Pope should hear about the Irish Church. What do you think are the most important issues? All responses will …

01Aug Launch of Donal Dorr’s Book

The launch of Donal Dorr’s book The Pope Francis Agenda will take place on the campus of St Pat’s Training College opposite ‘The Cat and Cage’ pub, on Drumcondra Road at 6.30 pm on Thursday 2nd August.

It will …

01Aug Book on Pope Francis’ agenda to be launched

Donal Dorr‘s book on ‘The Pope Francis agenda’ is being launched by Dr Mary McAleese on Thursday 2 August. The book, which focuses on the pope’s teaching on family, protection of life, justice, ecology and women & the Church, …

05May ACP Statement about the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment

ACP Statement about the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment

29Mar Happy Easter

Sometimes it's good to stand back and take a break, especially from the frantic pace of life and especially from the often  frenetic world of social media and the internet.
Maybe it would be good for all of us to pause and slow down over the Easter period and take a rest from computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Of course, if you wish, feel free to continue to post comments to the website over the Easter but comments will not be moderated or published until Easter Monday.

06Mar “Who made the changes to the World Meeting of Families promotional material?”

Statement from the ACP asking for clarification about the removal of Bishop O’Connell's (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) words from the promotional video clip for WMOF, following the earlier removal of photographs from a leaflet,.

22Feb Posting Comments on ACP Website

Following deliberations it has been decided to introduce some changes with how comments are posted on the ACP website.

02Feb “We need to stop sending mixed messages on important issues.”

Statement from The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) regretting both the removal of pictures of same-sex couples from World Meeting of Families (WMOF) booklets circulated to Irish parishes and the barring of the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, from a conference to be held in the Vatican on “Why Women Matter.”

12Jan ACP Information Card: Correspondence from and to the Kildare & Leighin Council of Priests

Correspondence from and to the Kildare & Leighin Council of Priests concerning the ACP information Card issued at the recent AGM.
The card outlines rights priests have in civil and canon law and are taken from “Guidelines for the Care and Management of Respondents (i.e. priests) Standard 4” as outlined by the National Board for Safeguarding Children.




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