A really interesting article by Robert Mickens

The greatest story never told
Robert Mickens | Mar. 28, 2016 A Roman Observer

Christians around the world are now in the Easter season and singing “Alleluia!” once again.
But not all of us. Not even all of us Catholics.

Those of the Byzantine or other Eastern traditions — together with our Orthodox sisters and brothers — are still five weeks away from Easter.

It’s one of the strangest and most disturbing incongruities of global Christianity that believers in Jesus Christ more often than not celebrate the two most important feasts of their faith — Christmas and Easter — on widely different dates.

From the National Catholic Reporter

Bishop: Irish hierarchy should reach out to priests like Fr. Tony Flannery
Sarah Mac Donald | Mar. 23, 2016 NCR Today
DUBLIN, IRELAND

For the first time, an Irish bishop has indicated it is time for the Irish hierarchy to reach out to priests like well-known Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery, who was censured by the Vatican in 2012.
Speaking to NCR at a conference on mercy in Dublin, Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry admitted that unless the bishops are seen to be “willing to go way beyond our comfort zone then people will say you are just a group looking after yourselves.”

Asked about the plight of Flannery and other Irish priests censured by the Vatican, he responded, “We have to be constantly reaching out — that is the job of followers of Christ.

Women: Potential for Ministry

The Association of Catholics in Ireland (ACI) will host a meeting entitled: WOMEN: POTENTIAL FOR MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH.
The speakers are Ms. Maire Ni Dhuibhir and Fr. Tony Flannery.
Date: Thursday 31st March 2016. Time 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Galway.
All are welcome. Contact: 086 8197894

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