“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.”
“I am convinced that they are doing serious harm to the Catholic Church by their emphasis on rules and regulations and sacramental punishments” – Fr Gabriel Daly OSA.
Diocese of Ossory tops financial transparency survey, but 62 per cent of Irish dioceses post no financial statements on their websites, We Are Church Ireland finds.
People will hear about the opposition and difficulties experienced by Pope Francis from one of the world’s most accomplished Vatican observers.
Priests' representatives question why the papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, refuses to meet them to discuss their concerns.
The Church will not be reformed by the cries from outside of those who do not believe: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.
“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.”
Many of the claims made in two new books are based on information dating from before Vatican economic reforms made: Fr Federico Lombardi.
Support for Bishop O’Reilly's suggestion that the bishops set up a commission to study the possibility of ordaining married men & appointing female deacons.
"Priests who left the Church to marry should be invited back and would bring the experience of marriage to their ministry."
Rome Synod ought to be addressing issues such as the child sex ratio in India and interfaith marriages according to Dr Astrid Lobo Gajiwala.
Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of the Spanish nun, mystic and reformer of the Carmelite Order's birth in March 1515.
Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly to focus on preaching the Word, tackling trafficking and promoting missionary communion in Cashel & Emly.
Headless woman, with no arms or legs, and in bondage, produced by artist interested in sadism selected by Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture.
The two groups aim to work for “an inclusive Church” where laity, religious and clergy work together in collaborative ministry.
Two spokespeople for lay reform groups urge Irish bishops to call a national assembly to discuss the role of women in the Church.
“In a more equal Church there would be lay people involved in determining the guest list as well as on it,” married couple tell ACI conference.
Irish Church’s reform groups highlight need for baptised to get involved in the debates going on at the synod.
Current stalemate between priest and Church authorities symptomatic of ‘web of obsessions and procedures’.
"What we are seeing is a major repositioning of the Church internally and in its relationship to the world.”
“The days of fear, of secrecy, of oppression are happily in the past."
Crisis of faith is far more serious than most Church leaders recognise, warns head of Mater Dei.
Three Irish groups among organisations seeking radical changes in Church structures.