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.

A Reflection on my Current Situation

The local supermarket is a good place to meet people. Almost every time I go there I find myself having a chat with someone in one of the aisles. Yesterday, as I stood in the queue for the express check-out with my few gluten free items, I heard a voice behind me:
“Have you heard anything from the Vatican recently?”
I looked around to see a woman who occasionally attends our church in the monastery, and with whom I have had many chats over the years.

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