The ACP Leadership team would like to express sympathy to our colleague, Tim Hazelwood, on the death of his brother Liam, RIP. Condolences also to Tim’s mother, Mary, and siblings Mary, Bobby, Esther and Mike. Liam’s funeral took place in Castletownroche, Co Cork on Monday
The National Catholic Reporter has a story on the annual assembly of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP). It says the conference “heard calls for the church to focus on young Catholics, embrace the pastoral theology of Pope Francis, and affirm the Second Vatican Council’s theological spadework.
In both his opening evening welcome and homily during the June 27 Mass, Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, lauded the group, calling it ‘a wonderfully powerful and necessary voice’ and ‘voice of hope and joy.’ “
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View from the front door in Westport this morning!
The Tablet reports: The newly appointed Archbishop of Tuam has said he is “very conscious” of the declining number of clergy in the Irish Church and the “dramatic decline” in…
Does Pope Francis want to make real change to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and has he the power? Pope Francis has issued a document on his…
Seamus Ahearne writes against the backdrop of current experience where “We can feel got at … we feel accused of sexual chaos …. we are deflated … the Church is battered. …. the priesthood is in a mess.” and states that we still need to be “people who have a view of a bigger picture and can give a real context to every day and always have a broader outlook. We can’t be a slave to the News or to the Moment.” We can’t let life get us down.