05Mar Recent Comments section – fixed!

Thanks to our Support Team at ActonBV the Recent Comments section on our Homepage is back up and running…míle buíochas.

05Mar Soline Humbert: Celebrating Eucharist through the medium of Zoom: A radical experiment.

Celebrating Eucharist through the medium of Zoom: A radical experiment.

”The Sabbath was made for human beings, not human beings for the Sabbath” (Mk 2:27)

I am writing these lines in Ireland at the very end of a year marked …

05Mar Brendan Hoban: Luke and Sam – good cop, bad cop…

Gospel of Luke and Sam worth listening to

Western People 2.3.21

The ‘good cop/bad cop’ routine is a well-known psychological tactic used in policing, whereby a team of two interrogators take apparently opposing attitudes: one, robust and uncompromising in approach; …


We pray for the successful visit of Pope Francis to Iraq, starting today.

Link to the timetable of events for Pope Francis in Iraq.


03Mar Towards a Synodal Irish Church. Address of Cardinal Mario Grech to the Bishops of Ireland

Towards a Synodal Irish Church

Address of Cardinal Mario Grech to the Bishops of Ireland

February 3, 2021

Link below:


Letter in full:

Dear brothers,

It is a privilege for us, Sr. Nathalie Becquart and me, to participate in …

03Mar The Remains of Vatican II – Why is the reception of the council still an issue?

Interesting article from Massimo Faggioli in the Commonweal Magazine:

“This is the magisterium: the Council is the magisterium of the Church. Either you are with the Church and therefore you follow the Council, and if you do not follow the

03Mar Chris McDonnell: Meditation on A Bowl of Rice…

A bowl of rice

Chris McDonnell CT March 5th 2021


Carole King’s fabulous song Tapestry begins with these words:

‘My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view

02Mar Séamus Ahearne: Nature handing on the baton, Enda, Boris, Indi and more…

Risking God


Nature passes the baton:

The mornings are stirring. They wake up the heart and mind. The Tolka is languid and soothing. I see the heron and the swans in the swamp. They have left the pond, at least …

01Mar Review of Tony Flannery’s ‘From the Outside’ and other writings

A review, by Eamon Maher, of Tony Flannery’s book From the Outside, and of some of his earlier works, is published in the March/April issue of the Dominican publication, Spirituality.

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From the Inside to the

28Feb Fr Enda McDonagh laid to rest today

Fr Enda McDonagh

Fr Enda McDonagh was laid to rest today in the cemetery attached to St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Brendan Hoban celebrated a broadcast Mass for Enda on the Faith Alive programme on Midwest Radio in Mayo.

This is …

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