Posts Tagged ‘Church in Ireland’

Pope in Ireland: Who won, who lost

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Now that the dust has begun to settle on Pope Francis’s whirlwind 32-hour visit to Ireland over the weekend, it’s time to step back and draw some tentative conclusions about how the pontiff fared, as well as who else gained and lost from the experience. A qualified success At one level, it’s easy to assume Read more

Cardinal Dew to address conference in Ireland on the future of parishes

Monday, August 13th, 2018
future of parishes

Cardinal John Dew will be giving talks in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly and in the Archdiocese of Dublin as part of a pastoral conference at the end of the month. He has been invited by the Irish archbishops to speak about the Wellington Archdiocese’s experience with its own Launch Out programme, established to Read more

The Church’s loss of influence in Ireland

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

You wouldn’t expect this from the 71-year-old gay leader of the successful campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Ireland. But scholar, senator, and civil rights activist David Norris not only calls Pope Francis a “terrific beacon of hope around the world,” he also bemoans the Catholic Church’s dwindling influence in his homeland. I’d call that Read more