Month: October 2014

Threatened with excommunication, Tony Flannery holds firm to his beliefs

Tony Flannery continues his speaking tour in the U.S.A.
Margery Eagan, spirituality columnist with, reports on the tour. Margery is a long-time writer and commentator on current affairs, politics, women’s issues, and Catholicism. She co-hosts “Boston Public Radio” with Jim Braude on 89.7 WGBH in Boston.

Vatican micro-managers of the Mass need to be shown the door.

“the Congregation for Divine Worship try to micro-manage the Church around the world and often fail to understand or misinterpret local custom and tradition.”
Brendan Hoban in the Western People continues to wonder how curial officals fail to see it is their own institutions that are in need of reform instead of tinkering with what is actually still working in the church.

Stones still Standing

Chris McDonnell reflects on the recent synod.
“What’s changed?
We don’t deny the faith of earlier generations by asking that question”.
Chris is a retired head teacher having taught in London, Leeds and on Merseyside. Married with three children and eight grandchildren. He is a regular contributor to discussion in the catholic press, journals and blogs.

A life in the day of a Parish……

Seamus Ahearne shares his thoughts on a day in the life of a parish
“The life in the day could fill a book and not a page”
“The routine of daily living is ‘killing the spirit’ of so many.”
“We are invited to open the eyes of our hearts, minds, imaginations to the enjoyment, hilarity, fun, laughter and peace. It isn’t only Autumn is colourful. Life is full and good. The day goes on. “

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