The ACI expresses deep disappointment that the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC) has been unable to agree to bring proposals on ending the celibacy requirement for priestly ministry in Ireland to Pope Francis for their Ad Limina visit to Rome
Does the hierarchical church overuse Latin to overawe, divide and exclude? Aidan Harte thinks so - and argues for a change in the way church documents are named.
With rates of self-harm climbing among young people, Sean O'Conaill argues that we need urgently to respond to the power of media with the Gospel message of the equal and inalienable worth of everyone.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has presented an Instruction regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation.
A survey showed that 20% of Curial officials polled supported Francis, 10% opposed him and 70% are waiting for the next pope!! In the last 100 years no pope has faced such opposition,
"Francis says he wants to promote a healthy decentralization of the church. And it is hard to think of anything that currently is more centralized than Rome's appointment of bishops around the world." (Robert Mickens NCR)
Teresa Mee finds deep spirituality and companionship in an Irish community of artists and writers.
What do conscience, justice and mercy require of us in regard to the participation of those in same-sex relationships in any public aspect of lay ministry in the church? Sean O'Conaill states a very personal view.
"Do we realize the price we are paying for an un-called-for and unhealthy failure to speak?" "What happens to the church when it is separated from a living theology?" "Do we realize what happens to our theology when it is separated from the living church?"
In response to recent disquieting events concerning Ireland's major seminary, ACI calls for "an independent investigation ..., to be carried out promptly and with transparency".
Press Release from ACI on eve of Bishop's Ad Limina visit to Rome
Language which Alienates
Media - cruel arbiter of youthful self-respect
CDF on cremation & conservation of ashes
Pope Francis Among the Wolves
Catholic church needs better way to select bishops (NCR)
Christianity as Life-giving Community of Disciples - Teresa Mee
Sexuality, Nature and Justice
An unhealthy failure to speak (John J. Shea O.S.A)
ACI calls for independent investigation of Maynooth
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Irish bishops can't agree to propose ending the ban on a married clergy to Pope Francis, according to the Irish Catholic.
Minutes of ACI North Wicklow Meeting Held 26th October 2016 Theme: Being a Catholic Today Welcome Cup of tea. Opening Reflection Sursum Corda-Lift up your hearts. Kahlil...
"It is incumbent on us, the People of God, to speak up, to make our support for women priests and for married priests known ........
The case for revising Humanae Vitae, well in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 encyclical.
Introducing the Wijngaards Institute for Research - with a short contribution from Mary McAleese.
Adult Education Course in Spirituality - beginning Sep 29th 2016 - a two year course - at the Lumen Dominican Centre, Sion Hill, Dublin.
The international Catholic reform group CCRI has urged the head of Rome's new department for Laity to support lay-led initiatives inspired by Pope Francis.
Ireland needs a new sense of common purpose and 'a revolutionary campaign' to fight poverty - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Dublin.
Pope Francis appoints Irish-born Bishop Kevin Farrell to head new Vatican department for Laity, Family and Life