21Jan Séamus Ahearne: The Grand Canal, the Heron, Boris, Cana and Indi

“I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow? ” (M Oliver)

Cappincur – The Grand Canal: (1)

Tullamore took over the news recently. The death of Ashling Murphy shocked everyone. The reality that girls have to … Read the rest

21Jan Brendan Hoban: ‘Outsider’ Bishop is just what Tuam needs

‘Outsider’ Bishop is just what Tuam needs

Western People 18.1.2022

For many reasons Sunday, January 9th was a big day for Tuam diocese with the installation of a new archbishop, Francis Duffy. It’s a new year and a fresh … Read the rest

20Jan The ACP responds to recent comments by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Waterford & Lismore.

The ACP responds to recent comments by Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Waterford & Lismore in relation to Fr Richard Geoghegan.

The story was covered in the Irish Examiner.

Link to article: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40787049.html

Full text of the Irish Examiner article at the Read the rest

18Jan Zoom: The Synodal Pathway – Good News for Catholic Women?

19th Jan 2022 – 6.00-7.00pm

The Synodal Pathway:
Good News for Catholic Women?


at the


Come and put your questions!

Root &Branch is honoured that Penelope will be
in company with

Tina Beattie, Catholic theologian Read the rest

18Jan It’s time to find out where religious life can go without patriarchy

Linda Romey writes in the Global Sisters Report:

…Are women religious trying to solve the wrong problem? Yes, we need to care for older religious. We do have a shortage of leadership. We are burdened with buildings and systems that … Read the rest

15Jan ACI and ACP Zoom presentation: Seán McDonagh on Synodality, the Parish and Climate Change

Synodality, the Parish and Climate Change

Seán McDonagh SSC  

Supported by 

The Association of Catholic Priests 

Zoom – Jan 27th 2022 – 8.00 p.m.

As the global climate crisis deepens, so does the crisis of the Irish Catholic church – … Read the rest

14Jan Dedicated Irish Synodal Pathway website: synod.ie

Welcome to the Irish Synodal Pathway

On 10 March 2021, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference announced a new Synodal Pathway for the Catholic Church in Ireland leading to the holding of a National Synodal Assembly or Assemblies within the next Read the rest

14Jan Tony Flannery: Ten Years suspended from Ministry.

Ten Years suspended from Ministry.

Taken from Tony Flannery’s Blog: http://www.tonyflannery.com/ten-years-suspended-from-ministry/

JAN 12

Ten Years out of Ministry: A Reflection.

The year was 1986. It was January, and there was snow on the ground. We Redemptorists were having our annual

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13Jan Séamus Ahearne: Language, Songs, Comedy, History and Her Story…

‘The Way We Were’  & ‘ Windmills of Your Mind.’

Air pollution and crude language:

I rang the Surgery to renew a Prescription on Monday. The phone spiel began with a statement on the abuse the staff are receiving and … Read the rest

13Jan Global Sisters Report: Sisters divesting their assets work to transform them into agents of change

HUNTINGTON, INDIANA — Thanks to years of preparation, the remaining members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters were acceptant, and even hopeful, as they planned to transform their dwindling community in the years remaining until completion.

An assisted living … Read the rest