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09Apr How Women Founded Christianity

How Women Founded Christianity

April 9th, 2019

Mary T. Malone
How Women founded Christianity and may revive it today
Followed by Q & A
7.30 pm Monday 13 May 2019
Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

03Apr Pointing the Way

Pointing the Way

April 3rd, 2019

Brendan Hoban, writing in the Western People, looks at Archbishop Martin's recent comments about the future of the church.
"So did he say anything new? Not really. Nothing that most people in Ireland are not saying in parish councils. Or when they’re standing outside schools waiting for their children. Or at pub counters. The sort of things that most priests know though they often won’t admit it even to themselves. Just some realistic thinking out loud on where we are and where we need to be – unusual, it has to be said, for Irish bishops."

29Mar Ireland’s Draft National Energy and Climate Plan Require Major Revision

Ireland’s Draft National Energy and Climate Plan Require Major Revision

March 29th, 2019

Sean McDonagh argues that Ireland’s Draft National Energy and Climate Plan require major revisions.

28Mar An Outsider Inside

An Outsider Inside

March 28th, 2019

Jo O'Sullivan writes about her experience of her struggle "with being a Catholic since the publication of the Murphy Report, when I first became aware of the total betrayal by the leaders of my church."

25Mar The Christchurch Massacre – social media another tool of bigotry and terror

The Christchurch Massacre – social media another tool of bigotry and terror

March 25th, 2019

Brendan Hoban writes in his Western People column about the murder of worshippers in a Christchurch mosque and how social media meant "the world wide web was bringing live to the eyes of the world the personal holocaust he [the murderer] was inflicting on his victims."
"Uncontrolled and, it would seem, uncontrollable media have added to the effectiveness of those who can – apparently with impunity – inflict their warped ideologies on the public by perpetrating indefensible outrages, in an effort to publicise their malign philosophies."

24Mar We Do Not Lose Heart

We Do Not Lose Heart

March 24th, 2019

Words spoken by Pádraig McCarthy in St Patrick’s Cathedral on St Patrick’s Day 2019, at an Ecumenical Celebration of St Patrick’s Legacy, organised by the Dublin Council of Churches
We do not lose heart:
The life and Faith of St Patrick bridging 1500 years

23Mar A Rambling Note Towards Easter

A Rambling Note Towards Easter

March 23rd, 2019

Seamus Ahearne begins to cast his mind to the coming Easter. "Easter calls on us to accept the wonder and the challenge of today."

22Mar The Church of the Future

The Church of the Future

March 22nd, 2019

Diarmuid Martin  Archbishop of Dublin, spoke recently at Saint Michael’s Church of Ireland, Limerick, on the 'The Church of the Future'. His words have been widely reported and are on the Dublin Diocese's website.
"My hope is that the future of the Church in Ireland will be one where we truly learn from the arrogance of our past and find anew a fragility which will allow the mercy and the compassion of Jesus to give us a change of heart and allow others through a very different Church to encounter something of that compassion and faith for their lives."

22Mar International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals

International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals

March 22nd, 2019

Sean McDonagh reports on the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals that was held from 07 March to 09 March in the Vatican. 

21Mar ACP Regional Meetings; February 2019 – Summary

ACP Regional Meetings; February 2019 – Summary

March 21st, 2019

Regional meetings in support of the well-being of priests were held during February in Kilkenny, Tuam, Cork, Letterkenny, Dublin, Limerick and Armagh.




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