11Nov Letters from the Synod of the Amazon

The Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region was held in the Vatican from 06 to 27 October 2019.
Br Mark O'Connor FMS, Vicar for Communications, Parramatta Diocese provided regular updates and news from the Synod to his diocese.

06Nov We Are Church Ireland – “Vatican hypocrisy and hopes for our church”

Fr Bernárd Lynch is to receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from President Michael D. Higgins on 21. November 2019!
WAC are delighted that Fr Bernárd Lynch will be addressing our WAC meeting on 11 November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin (School of Religion, Loyola Institute Building)!

06Nov Fr. Des Wilson R.I.P.

We have received the sad news of the death of Des Wilson, at the age of 94.
We extend our sympathies to his family and to his colleagues in Down & Connor.
May he rest in peace.

05Nov The Ultimate Cluster ….

praytellblog.com carries an item of new "super" parishes being created in Germany with an average of 35,000 parishioners but in this case with a population of 99,000.
Is this where 'clustering' is taking us? Is there any reason the planned structure for administration and pastoral care could not be employed using lay people in our current parishes?

05Nov A Moment of Sheer Joy

Brendan Hoban, writing in the 'Western People', says that "After 40 years writing this column, change in our Church is happening. It’s the best news I’ve heard in 40 years. What a joy it is to share it."

04Nov AGM – Report on local Radio – Recording of full AGM available

Mid West Radio's Faith Alive programme, presented by Monica Morley and Brendan Hoban, carried an item about our recent AGM.
Also, an Audio recording of our AGM is available from Eist Audio Productions

04Nov The Women The Vatican Could Not Silence – video link

Link to recording of The Women The Vatican Could Not Silence. Dr Mary McAleese and Sister Joan Chittister in conversation

Voices of Faith, We are Church Ireland and the School of Religion in Trinity College presented two leading Catholic women in a public conversation to overcome the silence on issues that affect Catholics today and must be openly discussed for the future of an inclusive, egalitarian and harmonious Church.

31Oct Annual General Meeting 2019 – a brief report

A short report on the AGM of 2019.

30Oct What about yoga and mindfulness?

Liam Power offers a very timely insight into the practice of Yoga and how it could enhance Christian meditation and prayer.
“....many Christians find the practice of yoga very beneficial to their health and wellbeing and that it can help them rediscover silence and the richness of solitude in their lives. Paradoxically, it can lead them to a deeper Christian spiritual life and even to a more meaningful participation in the Eucharist.”

29Oct ACP Annual General Meeting 2019

Association of Catholic Priests: Annual General Meeting 2019
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019 at 2.00 p.m.
The Bounty, Dubarry Park,
2 Coosan Rd, Cornamagh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Eircode:  N37 K0T9

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