The Association of Catholic Priests, while it welcomes the fact that Bishop Magee did an interview, believes that what he said was inadequate. Like many other senior clerics, the language he used and the way that he presented it left a question to to whether he fully understands the extent of the problem as experienced by those who were abused. Something much more straightforward is needed in order to convinced the general public of the real sincerity of the Church in dealing with the problems of clerical sexual abuse.
This is the poem that John F. Deane read at the day in the Regency on May 7th.
This report from the National Council of Priests of Australia (NCP) February meeting includes a ‘statement of concern regarding the treatment of Fr Tony Flannery.
The Association of Catholics in Ireland [ACI] have announced the date of a general meeting in Dublin. It will follow the AGM of the ACP on 10 November. A draft statement of objectives has also been published.
This is the text of the talk given by Phil Dunne at the Assembly Day on May 7th, during the session on the Present Reality
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Brendan Hoban delights in Pope Francis’ efforts to control careerism in the clergy, seen most recently in his decision to restrict the creation of new monsignori. He suggests those currently holding the title should also resign it. (Article first published in the Western People).