Monthly Archives: February 2015

Talks in Belfast

On tomorrow, Saturday 21st February, I am giving two talks on Church Reform at an event organised by the northern branch of the Association of Catholics Ireland.

The  event begins with tea and coffee at 10.30am, and the opening talk is at 11.00am.  There will be plenty of time for discussion, and for input from the people attending.

It takes place at 174 Trust, Duncairn Avenue, Antrim Road, Belfast.

At the first session I intend to talk about the reforms that are needed in our Church, and link that up with the reform agenda of Pope Francis.

Interview on RTE

On Saturday I had a twenty minute interview on the Marian Finucane Show.  But up this occasion it wasn’t Marian;  it was Aine Lawlor who was doing the programme.  I had never met Aine before, but of course knew her from all her years on Morning Ireland.  Morning Ireland is a programme that seems to specialise in aggressive questioning of guests. I don’t particularly like that style of presentation.  I find it irritating to listen to, and I don’t see that it achieves anything.

The Vow of Obedience

While on my tour in the United States before Christmas I was interviewed by a woman called Maureen Fielder, who has a very popular radio programme over there.

The interview, as it went on, focused a good bit on the vow of obedience, and how it relates to the individual conscience. I think it is a very good interview, and contains a clear statement of my belief in this area, and what has led me to the situation I am in today.

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