Donal Dorr‘s book on ‘The Pope Francis agenda’ is being launched by Dr Mary McAleese on Thursday 2 August. The book, which focuses on the pope’s teaching on family, protection of life, justice, ecology and women & the Church, is to be launched at the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education, DCU, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra. The event will commence at 6.30 pm (Veritas Publications request those who plan to attend would notify them on firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Coverage for Letter about “A New Process for the Church and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”.
The story has got a full page in la Repubblica, the main Italian newspaper.
Sean McDonagh, a Columban priest, reminds us that St. Columban, the patron saint of all who seek a united Europe, was the first to use the phrase ‘we Irish’ (article first published in the Irish Times).
Brendan Hoban speaks out on behalf of diocesan priests who find themselves disenfranchised when new bishops are being chosen and asks if it is right that an appointee of the previous pope should have such crucial decision-making placed in his exclusive hands.
Jonathon Luxmoore reports the case of Fr Wojciech Lemanski whose conflict with his bishop awaits a ruling from the Vatican. First published in the National Catholic Reporter on 12 August: read original article and comments here.
Eddie Finnegan notes the ACP’s spurt of Easter growth in the light of what he calls Tony Flannery’s “white martyrdom”. And he reflects on how blest the Austrian Priests’ initiative is to have Christoph Schonborn as shepherd and guide: an Austrian for pope?
How does one proceed with an Assembly involving a wide spectrum of the Catholic Church in Ireland? The process used by the We the Citizens movement could be worth considering.