Monthly Archives: April 2014

List of Upcoming talks on Church Reform

This is the updated list of talks that I have scheduled for the next few weeks: full details can be found by clicking ‘events’.

April 23rd: Station House, Clifden, Co. Galway. 8.00pm
April 26th: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork: 4.00pm. (Part of Cork World Book Festival)
April 29th: St. John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry. 8.00pm.
May 7th: Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny City: 8.00pm
May 8th: Horse and Hound Inn Hotel, Ballinaboola, New Ross, Co.

John Paul II: tainted saint? Paddy Agnew

(For some considerable time I have been uneasy about the rapid canonisation of Pope John Paul II. I suppose I should say that I believe that the older custom of leaving a considerable period of years before a person would be declared a saint was much more wise. But particularly in relation to Pope John Paul, while he was clearly a good man, there are too many questions that may come back to haunt the Church, and discredit the canonisation.

Renewal and Clarity in the Government of the Church: Celso Queiroz OSB

(This article, written by a retired bishop of Latin America, and published in a 2013 issue of Concilium, is one of the best and most easily understood explanations of the problems around governance in the Church, and the struggle between the bishops on the one hand, and the curia/nunciatures on the other)

1. Introduction
This article is based on my pastoral experience as a bishop with responsibilities in the bishops’ conferences of my country.

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