The Revolution of Mercy and a New Ecumenism Tomas Halík Msgr. Tomáš Halík ThD (1948) is a professor of philosophy and sociology of religion at Charles University in Prague and…
Brendan Hoban tells us in his Western People column that bishop of Rome “Francis is 78, and might be dismissed as ‘an ageing, disillusioned priest’ – but he knows the score. I would argue that Francis and the ACP are singing out of the same hymn-sheet, even if others seem determined to drown out our voices.”
This is the link to the English version of Fratelli Tutti from the Irish Bishops Conference website. https://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/FRATELLI-TUTTI.pdf
Jo O Sullivan takes time to write her reflections on the request from the Dublin Archdiocese that Parish Pastoral Councils discuss what kinds of new ministries are needed if our church is to “thrive into the future”.
Rhododendrons, Bluebells and Dandelions A carpet of bluebells: A text came from M. She announced that her bluebells had appeared. I was nostalgic. My past loomed large. The carpet of…
Seamus Ahearne comments on three recent losses. On John Hume he says; “John was outstanding in our history. He spoke a different language. He never gave up. He talked and talked. He sang. He persisted. He wasn’t limited by a narrow view of history or confined/reduced by political blinkers. He only saw people. The Unity of people mattered. The future mattered. Living together mattered. Religion could not be a divider. ….. John Hume is a hero. He is an inspiration. So all leadership has to be about communication and not dictat.”