Month: April 2019

How Women Founded Christianity

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

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The Obstacle to rooting out Clericalism – the clergy

Clericalism is a world wide problem in the church. But, are (we) priests in utter denial?
The Jesuit Institute of South Africa have published a challenging article on their website.
“There are, it seems, a growing number of us priests who would be better off heading-up dictatorial fiefdoms…… Priests have, for many people, become the weekly cross they bear.”

“He descended into Hell”

Joe O Leary writes on Holy Week.
“At the heart of our faith lies the death of Christ, which is not a mere sudden event of long ago but a vast space that contains all human experience of suffering and death, guilt and despair. Descending into that chasm in meditation, we find that it is a gracious place, throbbing with the promise of resurrection.”

Pointing the Way

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.”

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