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ACP priest says new style of leadership is needed for Irish Church

Bishops need courage not to keep looking over their shoulders to Rome and to confront – respectfully but robustly – those who want to lead us back to the nineteenth century.

2019.02.06.

A grave matter: Church funerals denied to priests accused of abuse, says ACP

Is it contrary to Canon Law to insist that funerals of priests accused of abuse must take place in private chapels?

2018.12.01.

ACP appeals to bishops to dialogue over crisis in Irish Church

“This is not a time for wringing our hands in frustration or for sitting on our hands in despair. We need to talk. We need to work together. We need to stop deferring decisions that need to be made now.”

2018.11.20.

Care and consistency needed around the retirement of priests

“Each bishop can act as he sees fit, with the result that priests have no certainty about their retirement. Priests have no rights in this matter and depend on the goodwill of individual bishops.”

2018.10.15.

Ireland’s new Papal Nuncio is an African

One of his first tasks in Ireland will be the appointment of bishops, including appointments to several dioceses that have been vacant for some time.

2017.05.14.

ACP gathering is deadly serious about plight of priests

How can the last priests in Ireland survive the final years of their lives with comfort, esteem and affection?

2016.11.18.

Laity mustn’t be left on margins by synod process

Irish Church’s reform groups highlight need for baptised to get involved in the debates going on at the synod.

2014.10.11.

ACP criticises failure to publish survey findings

"Secretive approach confirms need for Irish Catholic Church to learn value of transparency.”

2014.02.16.
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