A Priest’s Life

Posted on 21. Sep, 2017 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Sexuality, Vocation

Thirty-Three Good Men looks at the lives of thirty-three Irish Catholic diocesan priests and former priests during a period of significant change in the Irish Church, 1960–2010. The book explores the lived reality of Irish diocesan priests and how they experience celibacy and obedience in modern Ireland. It also looks at how they understand their […]

Bishop Casey-Kevin Clancy remembers

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 in Church Teachings, Community, Sexuality

Kevin Clancy became Director of Galway Social Services in 1988.  For the next five years he worked closely with Bishop Eamonn Casey, who was the President of Galway Social Services at the time.  The death of Eamonn Casey RIP touched him deeply in a variety of ways.  The events, the passion and the commitment of […]

The Joy of Love

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Gospel Values, Marriage therapy, Married Couples, Relationships, Sexuality

  The World Meeting of Families 2018 is offering free Saint Valentine’s Day gift tokens with a difference, for couples to give to their loved ones. Following Pope Francis’ calls to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day in a more meaningful way, the World Meeting of Families 2018 is inviting couples to think beyond the traditional box […]

Supporting Fr Flannery

Posted on 02. Feb, 2017 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Sexuality

Redemptorist priest, Fr. Tony Flannery recently celebrated Mass after a five-year ban. “We are Church Ireland” say they fully support his decision to celebrate a public Mass on Sunday on January 22nd in Killimordaly,  Co. Galway. This conscientious decision taken by Fr. Flannery on the occasion of his 70th birthday ignores the sanction of the Roman Congregation for […]

What is Love?

Posted on 07. Jul, 2016 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Community, Conflict, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Sexuality

“What is love?” is one of the most asked questions says Peter Perrin, course director of the Nazareth Family Institute.  They runs course on marriage preparation and communication between couples and Peter says that conceptions around love can be very confusing in the modern world. Romantic feelings of desire and happiness are often mistaken for being […]

Who will Break the Bread?

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Sexuality, Vocation

“Who will Break the Bread for us?” is the title of Fr Brendan Hoban’s book. Spokesperson of the Association of Catholic Priests, he looks at the future of priesthood in Ireland. He says that there simply won’t be enough priest in the near future and that bringing in priests from other countries won’t necessarily be […]

Examining Amoris Laetitia

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Church Teachings, Community, Family, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, Humane Vitae, Sexuality

The recent publication of  “Amoris Laetitia”  – the reflections of Pope Francis on the recommendations of the 2014 and 2015 Synod of the family was welcomed by many. It was felt that it had a positive tone and a sense of inclusiveness. However We are Church claims that “the Synod recommendations did not reflect the voices […]

LBGT Christmas Carol Service

Posted on 10. Dec, 2015 in Christian Values, Christmas, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Mass, Sexuality

The 17th Annual LGBT Christmas Carol service will take place on Saturday the 12th of December. The guest speaker will be Colm O’Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International and money collected with go to the Peter McVerry Trust. Music will be sung by the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus. Brian Glennon is organising it this year. […]

Disappointed by Synod

Posted on 29. Oct, 2015 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Family, Sexuality, Young people

We are Church Ireland declared themselves very disappointed with the final report by Catholic Bishops meeting in Rome over the past three weeks on the issue of the family in contemporary society. The report ‘s 94 paragraphs indicate that the majority of the voting Bishops do not favour change either in the teaching or discipline of the […]

Annulments made easier

Posted on 17. Sep, 2015 in Celibacy/Sexuality, Christian Values, Church Teachings, Married Couples, Sexuality, Uncategorized

Pope Francis has authorised the most far-reaching reform of the Church’s marriage annulment process in three centuries. The Pope has not changed the criteria under which the Church grants annulments, but has streamlined the process to make it faster, easier and less expensive. Francis’ reforms remove the need for all judgments to be reviewed automatically, getting rid […]