16Apr Joe Mulvaney: Vatican Homophobia/Patriarchal Abuse…



This is the first of two essays in response to the recent Decree by GOD stating that it is impossible to bless sin.

In earlier centuries, the Roman Curia denounced certain people as … Read the rest

16Apr Brendan Hoban on the Financial Cost of Covid to Churches

The financial cost of a year of empty churches      

Western People 13th April 2021

We’re warned that, after COVID, we won’t be returning to ‘normal’. That there won’t be ‘a normal’. That everything or almost everything will be different. … Read the rest

15Apr Review: Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs by Seán McDonagh

Far East magazine Book Review:

Robots, Ethics and the Future of Jobs

Columban missionary Fr Seán McDonagh is renowned for his leadership on climate change and care for the earth. His latest book explores ‘Robots, Ethics and the Future of Read the rest

15Apr ‘Transparency on sex abuse still needed, church experts say’

Cainneac Ó Brádaigh has forwarded an interesting article by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, published by CatholicPhilly.com

Full article printed below.



ROME — To help foster a wider discussion on work that still must be done to safeguard

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14Apr Diary Date: ACP Zoom with James Alison Tues 27 April 7.00pm

ACP will host a Zoom presentation with James Alison on Tues 27th April at 7.00pm.

Meeting ID and Passcode will be provided nearer the date.

James Alison is a Catholic Priest, theologian and author. He earned his doctorate from the … Read the rest

13Apr Root and Branch Zoom: 2.00pm TODAY – Thomas O’Loughlin

Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81459650736?pwd=YVYzMkhkUEg0dmt3aDJoSElvRGFDQT09#success

13Apr Séamus Ahearne goes green…

The Greening of Life

The Tolka

Tony got to the Tolka before me this morning. I asked him to tell me what he had noticed today. He saw the kingfisher up river. He saw the young ducklings (which I had … Read the rest

13Apr Symposium on the theology of priesthood 17 – 19 February 2022

Cardinal Ouellet highlights importance of theological reflection on priesthood


12Apr Brian Eyre asks: Who Am I?

WHO  AM  I ?

I am a catholic priest who has also received the sacrament of matrimony. I am not an ex-priest.

Since getting married I have continued to do evangelisation with Basic Christian Community groups, with prayer groups and … Read the rest

11Apr Pádraig McCarthy – An Easter Reflection: Descent of Christ to the Dead

ACP member and Dublin priest Pádraig McCarthy writes:

Now that our second Covid Easter week has launched, I’d like to suggest an inspiring reflection on the spirituality and significance of Easter.

It’s a Holy Saturday reflection from our parish of … Read the rest

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