Our Papal Nuncio

I was talking to a priest friend of mine in the United States this afternoon. Among other things he asked me how Archbishop Charles Brown was getting on as Papal Nuncio. This priest, he told me, knows somebody related to Brown, and that person was telling him that the Archbishop was very popular, doing very well, and loved by the people.
I suppose everyone has their own perspective. I have never met Charles Brown; neither has he met with the Association of Catholic Priests.

Reflecting on the Mother and Baby homes

Gradually as the days go by some of the facts about the Tuam mother and baby home are being established, though a lot more still remains to be revealed. It would seem now that the story that went around the world about the bones of around eight hundred children being found in a septic tank had little or no basis in reality. And it is still not a all clear how those bones got into that area at the corner of the little green enclosure.

Was it my bad luck that Joe Tobin had retired as Redemptorist Superior General?

Archbishop Joe Tobin of Inianapolis is the former Superior General of the Redemptorists. This extract is taken from a National Catholic Reporter account of a talk he gave recently in the U.S. I find his comments on ‘heresy’ and the importance of dialogue very interesting. I wonder would he have handled my situation differently if it had occured during his period as Redemptorist Superior General. I suspect he would.

In response to one question, Tobin even said some U.S.

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