Month: March 2012

Reform in the Catholic Church will be glacial, at best

This article, taken from the ‘Rite and Reason’ column in Irish Times of 13 March 2012, was written by Margaret Lee.  It raises serious and difficult questions about the role of lay people in the Church, and the difficulties around consultation processes that have been held in some dioceses;  and indeed also around parish pastoral councils

Info on St Patrick available on new website

What do we actually know about St Patrick? Do we know anything for sure? How can we find out? Behind all the later traditions which grew around him, reflecting his influence on the people of Ireland, we have his own words. There’s now a website where you can get back to the real St Patrick. Let your parish know about it. Pádraig McCarthy.

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