“Only a profound knowledge of the law and its aims can render due service to truth and justice” – Vademecum on sexual abuse of minors.
“Our Church cannot function effectively without income. Please support in whatever way you can,” said a statement issued by one Dublin parish.
Final Report of Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse questions mandatory clerical celibacy, the inviolability of the seal of confession, and criticises culture of clericalism.
The assembly is seen an important part of ongoing planning and discernment for the future. Its purpose is to discern a way forward with the people and parishes so that they can effectively meet the challenges facing the diocese in the near future.
Appointee to support work of parishes and offer vision and leadership to enable priests and people make needed changes to allow parishes continue to be vibrant faith communities.