15Jun ACP Statement on the re-introduction of Public Masses


UPDATED - to include Document from Western Bishops - Tuam, Achonry, Clonfert, Elphin, Galway, Killala
Nothing Can Separate Us From the Love of God

14Jun A bitter struggle for the soul of Catholicism

Brendan Hoban wonders why Pope Francis' agenda is not gaining traction in the Irish church; the agenda "to rediscover and implement the insights of the Second Vatican Council.... to focus on protecting planet earth, to place the poor at the centre of our concerns, to breathe new life into the concept of mercy, to emphasise a synodal (or group)  approach to decision-making and to find new ways of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ."

13Jun It mattered then, It matters now.

Chris McDonnell in writing about the murder of George Floyd reminds us that true leadership comes at a cost; "Colin Kaepernick. When he first protested against racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling down during the United States national anthem in the summer of 2016, he did so paying a high personal price but his actions gained him respect."

11Jun The Drama of Faith

Seamus Ahearne writes of the God who is with us. "God gives us the kiss of life daily for us to revive, walk, sing, dance, love, enjoy, be aware, be grateful, appreciate, notice, wake up and see.     
‘Earth is crammed with heaven.’   (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)."

07Jun “The Light From the Southern Cross”

Joshua J. McElwee writes in NCR on the report commissioned by Australia's bishops and religious orders into how governance in the church can be more "co-responsible," or be better shared among bishops, clergy and laypeople.
'The most visible indicator of the barriers to full participation is that the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Australia, as in the Church across the world, remains exclusively male.'

03Jun Trinity Sunday in Lockdown: A liturgy for use at home.

Tom O Loughlin offers us a liturgy to be celebrated in the home for Trinity Sunday.
"We pray TO the Father, THROUGH the Son IN the Spirit."

03Jun The Graciousness of Life

Seamus Ahearne

"A Parish is a village with all the instincts and supports of a village. Grace abounds."

02Jun U.S. President, Donald Trump, visits the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington

For your information: Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the planned visit from the president, Donald Trump, at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine:

02Jun We Are Church Event – Jayne Ozanne

We Are Church - “My Story?” Jayne Ozanne: Followed by Q & A
7.30 - 9.00pm Monday 15 June 2020 Online ZOOM event

30May Pentecost – who did the Spirit descend upon?

Painting of Pentecost by Nora Kelly

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