I am saddened but not surprised that Tony Flannery has been silenced and Gerry Moloney and Reality Magazine reined in. The attempts by Rome to suppress any discussion about issues such as ordination of women and compulsory celibacy are surely a sign of fear. Jesus questioned the religious institution in which he had been brought up, its attitudes, laws and practices, and the understanding of God which those attitudes and practices revealed, a God whose passion was the observance of the Law. He revealed, instead, a God of compassion, who required different attitudes and practices. The God of compassion is incompatible with the God of the Law. He too incurred the wrath of the religious authorities of his time. Perhaps young people today are leaving the Church because they no longer find God there.
The ACP Leadership Team presents an app containing Mass readings and homily material for each day of 2014, prepared by the ACP homily material contributor, Fr Pat Rogers cp, Mount Argus.
Meeting of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) for Cloyne diocese at Blarney Castle Hotel A meeting of the ACP took place at Blarney Castle Hotel on January 24th 2011. …
President Michael D Higgins‘s address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg has drawn much favourable comment and is recommended to ACP members. (For those who prefer to listen, his address is here .)
Roy Donovan, a member of the ACP leadership team, will participate in ‘Leap of Faith’, RTE Radio 1, Friday, 12 May at 10.00 p.m.
Gerry O’Hanlon alerts us to a new publication that intends to spark a real and “constructive engagement and dialogue between secularists and religious believers, in order to imagine an alternative narrative” to one where “conventional economic models have failed, politics is fractured, what it means to be human is contested, and there is a Punch and Judy show of opposition between secularists and believers.”
The ACP offers sincere sympathy to our colleague Liamy McNally, Administrative Secretary ACP, and to his extended family on the death of his mother, Peigí.