23Oct ACP Annual General Meeting 2019

Association of Catholic Priests

Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019

2.00 p.m.

The Bounty, Rugby Club, Athlone


22Oct The Theologian of Liberation

With the Synod of the Amazon in its final days, Chris McDonnell, in the Catholic Times, finds it a good time to reflect again on the life and work of the Brazilian theologian, Leonardo Boff.

18Oct Condolences to Liamy MacNally

The ACP offers sincere sympathy to our colleague Liamy McNally, Administrative Secretary ACP, and to his extended family on the  death of his father, Joe.

17Oct ”Women in the Church: Reading the Signs of the Time” – A view from India

Pádraig McCarthy draws our attention to a statement "Women in the Church: Reading the Signs of the Time" from a meeting of about 100 Catholic women religious in India. The story is carried on globalsistersreport.org

15Oct Climate change and the Church OR Climate change in the Church

A conference on Climate Change AND the Church OR Climate Change IN the Church?
Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10.00 to 13.00
The O’Fiaich Library, 15 Moy Road, Armagh, BT61 7LY

12Oct Young Mr. Newman – St. John Henry Newman

Chris McDonnell writes in the Catholic Times about John Henry Newman.

09Oct ‘What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church’

Sharon Tighe-Mooney was stunned to read that Pope Benedict XVl had made the ordination of women a more serious "crime" than sexual abuse of children! She devoted herself to research the reasons for this and has published a very clear and readable book; 'What About Me? Women and the Catholic Church'
Sharon will address this topic on Monday, 14 October, 2019 at the Mercy International Centre, 64A Baggot Street, Dublin 2: 7.30pm to 9.15pm  

09Oct Synod – “high expectations” and “infinite hope”

An extract from a report in americamagazine.org by Luke Hansen SJ dealing with the ministry women exercise in the church in the Amazon region.
“since there are few priests, women baptize children and preside at marriages .... Sometimes we also have to listen to confessions. Of course, we cannot give absolution, but we place ourselves in a position of humbleness, listen to the person and give a word of comfort, perhaps before death.” - Alba Teresa Cediel Castillo, M.M.L.

08Oct “Ideology should not replace Faith” – Pope Francis at Mass

Robin Gomes, in www.vaticannews.va/en/, reports on Pope Francis' comments at Mass this morning.

07Oct Women and the Church Audio Recording Available

Eist Audio recorded the talks at the Women and the Church symposium, hosted by the ACP, on Saturday, 05 October, 2019 in DCU, Dublin. Principal Speakers were Sharon Tighe-Mooney and Mary McAleese in conversation with Gerry O Connor.
Recordings available from www.eist.ie 

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