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Bishop of Ossory laments “very clerical” Irish Church

There is “little sense of mission within the Catholic Church in Ireland” and no sense of what that mission should be, Bishop Dermot Farrell tells conference in Kilkenny.

2018.11.27.

Authentic Church over clericalism – message of papal visit

Change and uncertainty should not cause Catholics to turn in on themselves and develop a siege mentality or rush for comfort to what is familiar, but to reach out and change men and women into people who reflect the God of love revealed in Jesus Christ – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.10.04.

“Tolerance is never the fruit of rejection of the other”

In his homily at a Mass to open the academic year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin warns that removing the Church entirely from Irish education could be “a deliberate misreading of Irish history”.

2018.09.26.

Pope Francis says no to clericalism on visit to Chile

“We forget that we are part of God’s holy and faithful people and that the Church is not, nor will it ever be, an élite of consecrated men and women, priests and bishops.” Pope Francis

2018.01.18.

Australian abuse report produces challenging findings

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.

2017.12.17.

Primate concerned that hard borders accentuate differences

Archbishop Eamon Martin worried that a return to borders, checkpoints and customs could “play into the hands of those who would exploit it”.

2017.06.13.

Joy in Dublin and Clogher as three ordained deacons in Rome

In the Church of St Alphonsus in Rome Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reminded the ordinands of the dangers of clericalism and urged them to “Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach.”

2017.04.19.

Synod exhortation may be published by weekend

Italian newspaper reports Cardinal Kasper as stating that in a “few days” a document of about “two hundred pages will be released”.

2016.03.17.

Oxford theologian pays tribute to Fr Gabriel Daly

“Traditionalists have every right to hold reactionary opinions; they have no right to impose them on others in the name of a false conception of orthodoxy.”

2016.02.09.

Francis is more radical than John XXIII: Fr Flannery

"What we are seeing is a major repositioning of the Church internally and in its relationship to the world.”

2014.04.03.

Pope strongly critical of the media’s sins

The sins of the media are misinformation, calumny and defamation.

2014.03.25.
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