Unsubstantiated rumours fuelled reports of imminent resignation Pope laughs off rumours of cancer: “Doctors didn’t tell me” Trips to Moscow, Kyiv appear more likely; possibly in September On U.S. court…
Aidan Hart, in this article from the Association of Catholics in Ireland website, not only provides a catalogue of the abuse of minors that has led to the Church losing ‘much of its moral leadership around the world, particularly among younger Catholics in the northern hemisphere.’ but says ‘Lay people must be given back effective ownership of their Church, in which they will work, in word and action and partnership with clergy, guided by the Holy Spirit and a deep knowledge of Sacred Scripture and strengthened divine Eucharist – to help bring about on earth God’s Kingdom of unconditional love and mercy for all human kind and all of nature.’
We’re two thirds of the way through Advent. Traditionally, today is called Gaudete Sunday, which means ‘a day for rejoicing.’ The reason for celebration is that the day of the Lord’s coming is very near.
Survey on permanent (male only) diaconate
The church was described as a juggernaut at the recent Leighlinbridge ACI meeting — with the institutional church out in front and Jesus to the rear – the ‘cart before the horse’.
Adrian Egan CSsR reports the unexpected death of Ger Gleeson, one of our website’s regular contrubuters.