Chris McDonnell reviews Jim Forest’s Writing straight with crooked lines
Being Catholic in Contemporary Ireland Tom Inglis to Zoom for ACI November 25th 2021, at 8.00 p.m. “The majority of Irish people see and understand themselves as Catholics. Being Catholic…
A new insight into the life of John McGahern Western People 7.12.21 A favourite writer – of mine as of so many others – is the late novelist, John…
Chris McDonnell writing in the Catholic Times tells how each year in his parish “we have included a Proclamation of the feast of Nativity, read by candlelight in a darkened church…….. So each year when the Nativity feast is marked, we do so in the context of what once happened and what happens now in our own days. We should realise the crucial role that each of us, however insignificant we might be, has to play; all of us are pilgrims on a journey.”
John J. O Shea writes an open letter to 300+ delegates and alternates who are going to the synod from the different countries.
John J. challenges all to speak freely, boldly, and without fear about the true status of women in our church.
Seamus Ahearne visited his neighbours in Finglas West for the closing of their church.
“The symbolism of today was very moving. The closing of a Church brought people to Mass! ……..
A new world of God, is opening up. We do need to be very creative. Buildings help it happen. It will occur in a very different way. We can knock down some of the structures of religion and become architects of a very new and simple faith. Pope Francis expresses it well how our Church has to grow and develop. We need to focus on faith-building rather than brick-building.”