12May THIS EVENING! ACP Zoom: Massimo Faggioli – Wed 12 May at 7.00pm – All Welcome

ACP Zoom Presentation

Massimo Faggioli

Theologian, Author and Columnist

for Commonweal and La Croix International.

The Fight for Hegemony of and Within US Catholicism


Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 7.00pm

Meeting ID: 843 0868 9233

Passcode: 547584


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11May ACP Submission on a New Edition of the Lectionary

ACP Submission on a New Edition of the Lectionary

In response to the Bishops request for submissions in relation to the proposed new edition of the Lectionary for Mass in Irish dioceses, the Association of Catholic Priests wish to make … Read the rest

11May Séamus Ahearne and his ‘torrent of words’ and the ‘anawim’ of Finglas

Looking backward::Going forward 

Loose words:

Torrents of words have spewed out from the keyboard over the past 15 months. Everyone must be drenched. It was effluent from my fingers and I take no responsibility for any of it. Some might … Read the rest

10May Gentle Reminder…Closing date for receipt of comments on ACP draft Synodal Pathway submission is TODAY – Monday May 10th…

Closing date for receipt of comments on ACP draft Synodal Pathway submission is

Mon May 10th 

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 … Read the rest

09May AMRI: We Need to Talk 24 May 7.00-9.00pm

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08May Australian archbishop says there’s no stopping pope’s push for synodality

Robert Mickens reports in La Croix International:

Archbishop Mark Coleridge says days of the autocratic, monarchical Church “are over”; expresses confidence in German synodal path, saying talk of schism is “ridiculous”.

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07May Irish Times: ‘A possible disaster’: Catholic Church reckons with declining interest post-pandemic…

In the Irish Times, Patsy McGarry reports on the Bishop of Clonfert, Michael Duignan’s recent pastoral reflection on the what might lie ahead for the church. He also cites the financial challenges facing the Archbishop of Dublin, Dermot Farrell.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/a-possible-disaster-catholic-church-reckons-with-declining-interest-post-pandemic-1.4557615?localLinksEnabled=falseRead the rest

06May We need to revise Catholic teaching on Relationships and Sexuality – Tony Flannery

Tony Flannery writes:

In my most recent book I wrote about how the Church has created problems for itself, and for believers, by defining doctrines at particular times in its history, and declaring that they have to be held by … Read the rest

06May Brendan Hoban:…a vaccine is a personal, family and social responsibility.

Utter Gibberish is now Part of the Mainstream

Western People 4.5.2021 

‘I saw it on Facebook’ joins ‘I won it on the horses’ and ‘The dog ate my homework’ as the most incredible statement anyone could possibly make – and … Read the rest

04May The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research: Academic Statement on the Ethics of Free and Faithful Same-Sex Relationships

Former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, is among the authors, contributors, and signatories from various fields and backgrounds who have signed the statement from The Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.

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