A Voice to Reflect

The ACP is an association for Catholic Priests who wish to have a forum, and a voice to reflect on, discuss and comment on issues affecting the Irish Church and society today. We welcome any feedback you may have. If you are an existing member you can pay your membership fee here

Today’s Homily Resources

9 Aug 2022 – Tues – Feast of Sister Teresa Benedicta (1891-1942) (Edith Stein)

9 Aug 2022 – Tues – Feast of Sister Teresa Benedicta (1891-1942) (Edith Stein), Patron of Europe Also St Nathy (Achonry), St Felim (Kilmore).   1st Reading: Hosea 2:16-17; 21-22 God’s love for his people, Israel, is like a husband’s love for a wife On that day, says the Lord, you will call me, “My...

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The young Catholics who ‘joyfully embrace’ Church teaching

Sarah Mac Donald reports in The Tablet: Link to article: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/15745/the-young-catholics-who-joyfully-embrace-church-teaching?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Tablet%20weekly%2009%20August%202022&utm_content=Tablet%20weekly%2009%20August%202022+CID_891f7016e216d0522b07a09deea37e53&utm_source=SxTabNews_v1&utm_term=Sarah%20Mac%20Donald%20reports Concerns have been “the acceleration of Catholics leaving the Church with young people being driven out in droves”. The…

Bishop Fintan Gavin publishes pastoral letter transforming parishes in Cork & Ross into mission-centred faith communities

Putting out into deep waters (Lk 5:4) Transforming parishes together into mission-centred faith communities – A pastoral letter from Bishop Fintan Gavin for the faithful of the Diocese of Cork and Ross See…

Rite & Reason: Is old ‘pay, pray and obey’ model of Catholic Church on way out?

Ursula Halligan, writing in the Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/2022/08/01/ritereason-is-old-pay-pray-and-obey-model-of-catholic-church-on-way-out/ Retreat to defensive, territorial and fearful approach to global synodal process must be resisted Ursula Halligan; Rite & Reason; The Irish Times; 1…

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