Posts Tagged ‘Irish Catholic Church’

Church leaders endorse ‘more inclusive’ Bible translation

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

The possibility of the Irish Catholic Church choosing to use an inclusive Bible text for its lectionary appears increasingly likely. The executive of the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (Amri) has recommended that the Irish episcopal conference use the Revised New Jerusalem Bible (RNJB). The association, representing 150 religious organisations, missionary Read more

Priest fears Irish Catholic Church ‘largely irrelevant’ to most people

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The Irish Catholic Church has been likened by a priest to an old car that has gone off the road and “sunk into the bog and is stuck”. “The engine is still running, but the wheels are spinning and going nowhere,” said Fr Roy Donovan of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), who said it Read more

Jury out on Irish Catholic Church’s future

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The “jury is out on whether the Irish Catholic Church has a discernible future,” a founder member of the Association of Catholic Priests. Apart from being a “convenient scapegoat for the ills of Irish society”, the church has virtually disappeared in the media. It has also vanished from public debate, modern Irish writing and the Read more

The reality of the Irish Church

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

On the day that the papal nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, told the US-based Catholic News Service that he saw “that Irish Catholicism had entered a new springtime,” representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) were trying to convince a group of Irish bishops that the Irish Catholic Church was facing, among other Read more