18 Mar 2017
Some web browsing............
Feeling like your life is pointless and you’re adrift? - Read what John Henry Newman said about that. God didn't make you for nothing.
Treating saints like superheroes is a dangerous game.
The Irish tradition of ‘vernacular theology’ - Irish folktales can help make sense of complex questions, writes Prof. Salvador Ryan
New Zealand also bans sale of alcohol on Good Friday - “Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, particularly in the context of mental health, depression and suicide, has to be examined.”
What does it actually mean for a priest to be 'laicized'?
Meet the American Monks Who Might Re-Evangelize Ireland - A U.S. Benedictine community has planted roots in the Emerald Isle, becoming the first new monastery in the Diocese of Meath since the Reformation.
Christ in the Desert - Are you lonely? Mourning? Desperate? Afraid? Christ has come to meet you in this desert...
How the words of a stranger eased my grief over my son’s death
New evidence emerging that disproves image of Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope”
It’s all so blindingly obvious
Faithful Await Vatican Verdict on Medjugorje
Confession must be a pastoral priority, Pope Francis says
What Pope Francis did when guards tried to stop these Chinese pilgrims
SXSW 2017: Why is the Vatican at a tech conference?
Nuncio Archbishop Brown to leave Dublin post
Rules of thumb for processing the latest papal bombshell
Here’s a thought: If it’s fake or implausible, don’t share it
First martyr born in the United States to be beatified in September
Don't expect married priests from Pope Francis, Cardinal Vincent Nichols declares
NCR - Now is the time for married priests
De-Christianization in the West is a real threat. But Putinism isn’t the answer.
NCR Podcast: Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis
The Catholic Herald's round up of commentary on the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis election - John Allen, Helen Alvaré, AFP, Fr Rocco D’Ambrosio, William Doino Jr, Andrea Gagliarducci, David Gibson, Ruth Gledhill, Austen Ivereigh, Christopher Lamb, Wyatt Massey, Joshua McElwee, Robert Mickens, Joanna Moorhead, National Catholic Reporter, Antoinette Palumbo, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Fr Thomas Reese, Gianni Valente, Michael Sean Winters and Cardinal Donald Wuerl mark the fourth anniversary of Francis’s election.
Can Catholics dissent from Pope Francis’ teaching on the family? Wrong question.
“Two Lives, One Love” - contribution of the Irish Bishops Conference to the Citizens Assembly
Fake News around pretend "Strike" for Repeal is the norm for mainstream media.
"Eight Amendment was a lifeline to me and Hollie"
When a baby’s diagnosis is grim, there is a path of hope
Who gave the Church the power to police society?
Tuam sisters’ silence due to terms of commission
Facts of Irish infants’ burial remain uncertain, despite outrage - A commission's report, however, fuels a different campaign.
The dark truth about modern Ireland its media don't talk about...
While we are busy apologising for the past we are creating tomorrow’s scandals - The conditions that created the Tuam mother and baby home scandal continue today in the form of unaccountable authorities, misplaced values and warped priorities
Bishop Eamon Casey – a leader who helped millions
Bishop Casey funeral attended by 1,600