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 AllenHelen AlvaréAFPFr Rocco D’AmbrosioWilliam Doino JrAndrea GagliarducciDavid GibsonRuth GledhillAusten IvereighChristopher LambWyatt MasseyJoshua McElweeRobert MickensJoanna MoorheadNational Catholic ReporterAntoinette PalumboCardinal Pietro ParolinFr Thomas ReeseGianni ValenteMichael 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

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