General

Pope Francis

“not all discussions of doctrinal, moral or pastoral issues need to be
settled by interventions of the magisterium. Unity of teaching and practice
is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various
ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain
consequences from it. This will always be the case as the Spirit guides us
towards the entire truth.”

Different experience speaking to women’s group and men’s group

In the past couple of weeks I spoke at two ProBus meeting in Limerick. (ProBus groups are made up of retired business and professional people, who come together on a fairly regular basis, have some input and discussion, and also a social dimension.). The first group was all men, and the second one all women. The topic was the same, Church reform.
Both events were very enjoyable, in that they were very receptive groups, and there was no pressure in speaking to them.

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.

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