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Results of ACP Papal Visit Survey

ACP Papal Visit Survey 2018

15 August 2018


An ‘on the spot’ survey conducted by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP), in the run-up to the visit of Pope Francis, has revealed huge support for a radical reform of the Irish Catholic Church.

The survey was conducted at four regional meetings held in July, on the ACP website in early August, in parishes and with a number of groups from different parts of Ireland representing priests and people with age-levels from teenagers to elderly.

Voices Pope Francis will not Hear; conference in Trinity College: August 20

The Trinity School of Religion hosts the Wijngaards Institute for a drinks reception and panel discussion on the occasion of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland
Catholic Theologians & Campaigners will discuss the topics and the people excluded from the World Meeting of the Families in Dublin
Monday, August 20th
Trinity School of Religion – ISE-Loyola Building, Trinity College Dublin Drinks reception: 5.30pm
Panel discussion and audience Q&A: 6.00 – 8.00 pm
The panel will address the controversial teachings and practices that have gone unchanged and unchallenged, including: the marginalization of women • the vilification of LGBT Catholics • the ongoing silencing of priests and theologians • the harm caused by the papal ban on contraception • the abuse scandal • the 8th amendment abortion debate
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Invitation sent to selected women by Archbishop Martin to the conference ‘Voices of Impact’.

Archbishop’s House,


Dear Ms. XXX
Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families
The Holy See’s (Vatican) World Meeting of Families (WMOF), the largest worldwide family conference, is held every three years. This summer, it will be hosted in Dublin, from 21 to 26 August. Pope Francis personally chose Ireland for the conference and will be travelling to Dublin to participate.
For the very first time, the World Meeting of Families will be followed by a new and extremely important Women’s Leadership Symposium, “Voices of Impact: Women Leaders Shaping Global Change” on the evening of 24 August and the morning of 25 August.

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