20Oct Diary Date: ACP AGM 2021 – Wed 10th November 2.00-5.00pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

 ACP AGM 2021 

Wed 10th November 2.00-5.00pm

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

 

Special Guest: Kieran O’Mahony OSA

speaking about the Synodal Pathway

and lay leaders on the Killala experience.

Also, the Bishop/Priest relationship – Difficulties in a Changing Church…

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19Oct Joe Mulvaney: CLERICAL SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN

From Joe Mulvaney

CLERICAL SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN

 Sadly, the patriarchal Roman Catholic Institution will remain abusive, deficient and dysfunctional until the clerical suppression of women is ended. Pope Francis is right that we must say “no” to clericalism for once … Read the rest

17Oct The New Priestless Parishes – a query from a Pastoral Council member?

The New Priestless Parishes – a query from a Pastoral Council member?
“We are in the lucky situation that we have a priest who says mass twice a week for us as a favour to the bishop. The priest is
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17Oct Seán Ó Conaill: Salvation and Social Media

From Sean Ó Conaill:

Salvation and Social Media

For the earliest Christians the story of Jesus was ‘salvational’ – and not just as a promise of life after death. For Jews whose land was occupied by an often brutal foreign … Read the rest

17Oct We Are Church: Zoom with Kieran O’Mahony OSA – Tues, 9 November 2021 19:30 – 21:00 GMT

We Are Church

presents a  Zoom

with Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Tues, 9 November 2021 19:30 – 21:00 GMT

Link to details:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/restoration-or-reformation-kieran-omahony-osa-tickets-191800338977

 

16Oct Séamus Ahearne: Flower Power!

‘You don’t bring me flowers anymore.’

The Bible of nature:

There are hints of Autumn everywhere. The colours are quite beautiful. Nature is also at work with decomposition: Bacteria, Fungi, Worms, have a busy time. The soil will produce nutrients. … Read the rest

15Oct Condolences to Pat Rogers, CM

The ACP Leadership extends deepest sympathy to our colleague Pat Rogers, CM, on the death of his brother John. May he rest in peace.

Pat provides the Homily Resources on our website.

John A. Rogers, Bray, Co. Wicklow, formerly of … Read the rest

12Oct Brendan Hoban: Placing Hope in Faith – the Killala Diocesan Assembly Experience

Bishop John Fleming

addressing the 300-plus delegates at the Diocesan Assembly

 

Article by Fr Brendan Hoban,

as published in the Western People Tues 12th October 2021.

Next Sunday, October 17, is a critical day in the history of the … Read the rest

10Oct Pope: Celebrating Synod means walking together on the same road

Vatican News reports:

Pope Francis formally opened the Synod of Bishops on Sunday with a solemn Mass in St Peter’s Basilica.

Faithful from around the world – including laymen and -women, priests, seminarians, women and men religious, cardinals and bishops … Read the rest

09Oct Brendan Hoban: The strange place that is America…

America often seems like a strange place

Western People 5.10.2021

America is a strange place. Strange that it should be so strange as our two countries have so much in common: same language (mostly); same religion (mostly); so many historic … Read the rest