Brendan Hoban like many priests spent a good part of today, Friday, visiting the elderly and sick in his parish and found there’s a lot of upset out there among people about the allegations that have been made against Maynooth Seminary.
Many priests will be considering if they should address this issue at weekend Masses. Brendan offers some thoughts that might provide a bit of clarity on the background as so many are confused; it might encourage priests to address it.
Comments on this topic should be posted at “Maynooth Seminary Crisis: ACP Statement”
Women need not be priests to lead church, Francis says in new book
From Joshua J McElwee – National Catholic Reporter… ROME — Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a…
Fine words and dramatic gestures are not enough!
An edited version of this article by Peter Stanford about the bishops’ meeting in Rome to discuss clerical sexual abuse appeared recently in The Observer.
“It is an appalling moral failure and needs to end now, but that will involve rethinking an entire approach to sexuality in Catholicism that is peculiar, punitive and often plain perverse. The Jesus of the gospels had almost no interest is such matters. Why does the Church leadership? “
We Are Church: Diocesan Synodality Synthesis reports analysis
We Are Church have devoted a lot of time to analysing the Synthesis Reports from the 26 dioceses. 3 summaries of their analysis are published on the We Are Church…
The Repeal of the Eighth Amendment
An audio clip of Brendan Hoban speaking about the referendum results on MidWest Radio’s “Faith Alive”..
Séamus Ahearne: Language, Songs, Comedy, History and Her Story…
‘The Way We Were’ & ‘ Windmills of Your Mind.’ Air pollution and crude language: I rang the Surgery to renew a Prescription on Monday. The phone spiel began with…