Update on my Reform Talks: an attempt at a summary.

The latest of my Reform Talks took place last evening (Wednesday) at the Stillorgan Park Hotel. On a very bad night about 130 people came, and from my point of view it was a very satisfying evening. After my talk there was, as usual, a very lively discussion.
A friend of mine, who is part of the reform movement in the US, recently asked me the following question: “What do people care about when you talk?

My Schedule of Talks has now reached Dublin

After a very pleasant and enjoyable series of talks in various parts of the country, my ‘caravan’ is now coming to the capital.

I am talking in the Stillorgan Park Hotel on Wednesday next, April 2nd, at 8.OOpm

So far the response has been very good. I speak for about forty five minutes. First of all I acknowledge that the Church is in difficulty at present, and that seems to be fairly universally accepted.

Letter in the Irish Independent, March 25th.

(I don’t know Philip, but of course I think it is a good letter!!)

* Differing faces of the Catholic Church were revealed in your newspaper recently.

On the one hand, we read reports of the Pope’s compassionate, non-judgmental response to questions about gay priests and gay marriage. On the other hand, we read that Fr Flannery had been silenced and banned from saying Mass, albeit by the machinations that the Pope himself seeks to reform.

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