Monthly Archives: June 2014

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.

Meeting with Bishops and Results of survey

Two very interesting posts have gone up this evening in the ACP website.
The first one is a report of the meeting between representatives of the Bishops Conference, and some members of the ACP.
The second one is the detailed results of a survey of priests attitudes to the New Missal, commissioned by the Association of Catholic Priests.
You can find both at””

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