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Primate pays tribute to Irish Church Music Association’s ministry

“You know that when music of beauty is chosen, which is inspired by our faith, and is offered to God from the very best of our efforts, God can work through it to inspire the souls of others, nourish their faith, and bring them closer to him.”

2019.07.03.

Environmental action on the agenda at Knock on Saturday

Guest speakers at the event will be Trócaire’s head of policy and advocacy, Lorna Gold, and the former president of Mater Dei, Fr Dermot Lane.

2019.05.13.

Benedict XVI blames clerical paedophilia crisis on 1960s

Catholic commentators dismayed by claims that the crisis stems from the sexual revolution, the disappearance of God from public discourse and liberal theological ideas that eroded morality after Vatican II.

2019.04.12.

Pre-Vatican II ecclesiastical history goes under the hammer

During his time of buying and selling ecclesiastical items, the collector received calls from movie production companies in search of authentic period religious items.

2018.11.01.

McAleese commends “timely and hope-filled” book on Pope Francis

“If Vatican II opened the windows of the Vatican to let the air in, Pope Francis is tearing down its walls to allow the Church to move out and confront the suffering, exclusion and marginalisation of so many.”

2018.08.06.

Mercy Sisters to reveal founder’s unique family relationships for WMOF

YouTube programme will explore Catherine McAuley’s relationship with members of her family as daughter, sister, aunt, adoptive parent, cousin and friend.

2018.07.26.

Theologian hails Irish ecclesiology for a Church in crisis

“In effect, a synodal Church seeks to invert the pyramid, to create a sense of all being on the road together” – Mgr Dermot Lane in his address to launch book by Jesuit theologian Fr Gerry O’Hanlon.

2018.07.18.

Traditionalists could set up a schismatic church, warns theologian

“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.

2018.01.23.

ACP welcomes Pope’s new law on liturgical translations

The motu proprio ‘Magnum Principium’ comes into effect on 1 October 2017. It decentralises the process for approving translations of liturgical texts, and returns responsibility back to national bishops’ conferences.

2017.09.12.

Irish missionary highlights destructive impact of mining in Amazon

The world is living in a culture of bankruptcy that is moral, ethical, spiritual, political and cultural, Columban Fr Peter Hughes tells NJPN annual conference.

2017.07.26.

Catholic Church in Ireland must move away from ‘service station’ model

Theologian argues that ACP’s proposals to alleviate the shortage and ageing profile of priests are “predicated on the same traditional model, namely providing the requisite pastoral services to the people, as in a service station”.

2017.04.26.

Reality magazine celebrates 80 years

“We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."

2016.11.08.

ACI hosts two talks by Vatican watcher Marco Politi

People will hear about the opposition and difficulties experienced by Pope Francis from one of the world’s most accomplished Vatican observers.

2016.09.25.

Far East magazine appoints its first lay editor

Founded in 1918, the magazine has been in continuous publication for almost one hundred years. Currently it has a circulation of 75,000 copies per issue.

2016.08.02.

Ecclesial movements are not optional extras in the Church

Overdue document Iuvenescit Ecclesia will make ecclesial movements more 'mainstream' in the life of the Church, says Bishop Leahy.

2016.06.25.

Bishop pays tribute to Fr Brendan Hoban at book launch

ACP priest flies the flag for a Church which is "still capable of contributing to debate in the public forum, which is deeply committed to pastoral care and open to looking at its own life, as well as challenging its leadership.”

2016.06.12.

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.

Bishops mark 50th anniversary since end of Vatican II

Anniversary is also a time to review, to recommit to renewal and to discern what the Spirit today is saying to the Church.

2015.12.07.

Priest urges people & church to embrace community

The way forward for the Catholic Church is to implement the “community model” of Church proposed by the Second Vatican Council.

2015.12.07.

New book evaluates Ireland’s response to Vatican II

“I think it is profoundly unfortunate that the voice of the bishops is not heard in this book and I know that voice was sought" - Baroness Nuala O'Loan.

2015.11.28.

‘Priesthood must not be treated as a job’: Pope

Priests should be “authoritative, not authoritarian; firm, but not hard; joyful, but not superficial…in short, shepherds, not functionaries”.

2015.11.21.

New exhibition on John Paul II and the Jewish people

“A blessing to one another” underscores the continuing relevance of the Vatican II declaration ‘Nostra Aetate’.

2015.07.30.

Boring long sermons? Tell the priest!

Homiletic directory gives guidelines for preaching but the most important thing is 'authenticity of preaching' says Director of Priory Institute, Fr John Littleton.

2015.07.03.

Priest calls for structured conversation in the Church

Irish Church needs a church leadership which empowers the laity – the “sleeping giant”.

2015.06.02.

Francis is allowing Church be renewed: biographer

“Church renewal is coming primarily through an emphasis on collegiality and the restoration of the synodal process to what it was intended to be in Vatican II" - Austen Ivereigh.

2015.04.19.

Process of healing needs to include truth: Pope

Pontiff calls on Sri Lankans “to accept one another, to respect legitimate diversities, and learn to live as one family.”

2015.01.14.

World Communications Day focuses on family

“Today the Church must learn again how to show that the family is a great gift, something good and beautiful."

2014.10.07.

Archbishop Eamon Martin meets Catholic journalists

Media personnel discuss the ‘challenges and opportunities’ for Catholic journalists in Ireland.

2014.02.27.

Maynooth to mark anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy one of the first issues considered by Vatican II.

2013.11.13.

Cardinal Levada concerned by catechism-lite Catholics

Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.

2013.11.05.
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