14Jul Brendan Hoban: Nuns Are Collateral Damage of Leo’s Games

Nuns are collateral damage of Leo’s games

Western People 6th July 2021

Do I think that the new maternity hospital costing €800,000,000 of taxpayers’ money should be built on land owned 100% by the state? Yes, I do.

Do … Read the rest

13Jul Bishops’ meetings won’t heal the U.S. church. We need a Fourth Plenary Council involving all Catholics.

America Magazine reports:

The Third Plenary Council of Baltimore concluded in December 1884. Among its results was the standardized catechism known to generations of Catholics as the Baltimore Catechism. This meeting was the last of 13 councils of different … Read the rest

11Jul Root & Branch: Sr Gemma Simmonds – Tues 13 July – ‘Unnecessary Exclusion from the Sacraments’.

Root & Branchers have journeyed  together for a year, discerning our way forward to our inclusive,

Lay-led Synod in September.

Now we invite you to our last two events

before our Synod:

our guest Sr Gemma Simmonds on 13th July,… Read the rest

10Jul Kerry priest to fly drone for cemetery Mass broadcasts…

RTÉ reports:

A Kerry priest plans to use a drone to broadcast outdoor Masses in local cemeteries this month.

Fr Patsy Lynch will pilot the drone himself while streaming Mass online from cemeteries in Portmagee, the Glen and Ballinskelligs.

Link … Read the rest

09Jul Bishop supports apology on papal bulls that justified Indigenous oppression

The National Catholic Reporter:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Bishop Douglas Lucia, whose downtown Syracuse office sits on the ancestral lands of the Onondaga Nation, hopes to meet with Pope Francis “to re-examine” 15th-century Vatican documents that justified colonization, land takeovers and … Read the rest

09Jul Séamus Ahearne: PPC … and Life is Beautiful

‘Hard times come again no more.’ (Stephen Foster)

We are blessed:

The River Tolka beckons me early each morning. The river wakes up and wants me to get up too. I wander down. I meet a few going to work … Read the rest

09Jul Chris McDonnell: Facing up to our responsibility

Facing up to our responsibility

La Croix July 09.2021

There has been much talk in recent weeks about facing up to our responsibility in the Church. The offered resignation of Cardinal Marx, which thankfully was declined by Francis, was one … Read the rest

08Jul ‘Latest Comments’ update…

To sidestep the inactive link from the Latest Comments box at the bottom of the homepage the following are the most recent comments linked with the relevant article. On a positive note, work has started on the website upgrade…

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08Jul Brendan Hoban: this public rebuke to Pope Francis from 75% of the U.S. bishops seems an outrageous step too far.

US Bishops’ support of Trump is shameful

Western People 29.6.2021

Imagine this scenario. For the June meeting of the Irish Catholic bishops, plans were set in train for the bishops to propose that the law on clerical celibacy should be … Read the rest

02Jul Séamus Ahearne: On being ‘a lovely priest’ and no intention of retiring!

A Sense of Wonder (Socrates)

‘Love you.’

The schools close today. Interviews have already begun; these aren’t the most exciting aspects of pastoral ministry. I will miss the teachers gathered at the gate every morning welcoming the children to … Read the rest

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