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Killala listening process to help plan for a time of more parishes than priests

“The outcome of the ‘Placing Hope in Faith’ listening process will result in proposals which will inform diocesan policy and underpin our Pastoral Plan for the Diocese” – Bishop John Fleming

2019.03.01.

Island communities show what parish life will be like with fewer priests

"The pastoral councils on both islands are vital to the life of the parish. In many ways they are an example of what we are now trying to do on the mainland – lay-led ministry." – Fr Patrick Burke

2018.06.18.

Primate has “no objection” to married priests

One of the ways the bishops are dealing with the vocations crisis is by “borrowing back" from Churches where Irish priests and sisters served.

2016.05.28.

200 demand priest be appointed to Meath parish

Ballymore is unlikely to have a resident priest again as Bishop Michael Smith of Meath has said he no longer has enough priests.

2015.09.13.

Church will introduce married priests within 20 years

ACP's Fr Brendan Hoban warns, it is “now mathematically certain that Irish priests are an endangered species."

2015.01.03.
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