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, CP

The ACP Leadership extends deepest sympathy to our colleague Pat Rogers, CP, 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

09Oct Brian Eyre: THE EXPERIENCE OF A MARRIED CATHOLIC PRIEST DURING COVID 19 LOCKDOWN

THE EXPERIENCE OF A MARRIED CATHOLIC PRIEST DURING COVID 19 LOCKDOWN

In the early stages of Covid 19 lockdown when the number of people that could be present in the church for Mass was reduced to a few I decided … Read the rest

09Oct Root & Branch Synod: Bristol Text

From Root & Branch Synod:

The Bristol Text to Reform is a document that embodies some of the discoveries we have made in our journey of discernment. It exists both in a readily accessible and in more complex, learned forms. Read the rest

09Oct America Magazine: Ordaining women to the priesthood will not fix the church’s institutional problems

Pia de Solenni writes in the America Magazine:

When the Catholic Church officially addresses the question of whether women can be ordained to the priesthood, as it did in “Ordinatio Sacerdotalis,” the answer is generally something along the … Read the rest

06Oct In-person meeting for Irish Bishops in Maynooth this week

Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for their Autumn 2021 General Meeting.   Due to public health restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference had hosted its previous five … Read the rest

05Oct Séamus Ahearne: at his 007 best – No Time to Die

No time to die (as ministers of Christ)

Moonshine:

I am worried. No one loves me. Everyone is avoiding me. All my usual companions along the Tolka, have postponed their mornings. I take off in the dark. Sometimes the heron

Read the rest