From the New Yorker; a superb article on the present state of the Church

After Pennsylvania, What Pope Francis Should Say in Ireland

James CarrollAugust 22, 2018 3:00 PM
Basic assumptions about sexual morality are at play everywhere in the present Church crisis, and they cry out to be reëxamined by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis will make a fate-laden journey to Ireland this weekend. On Sunday, when he addresses a throng of Catholics in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, he will recall the last papal visit to Ireland, that of John Paul II, in 1979.

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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