Catholics are very used to a top-down church! So when a step is taken to literally turn that upside down, we run the risk of ignoring it!
We’ve almost forgotten what it is like to be in the same space as others and be able to relax and pray. From Monday June 29th, churches are permitted to have a congregation for Mass again — though the limit is […]
People who devoted their lives wholly to service of God and the church have taken something of a hammering in Irish society in recent decades. This in of the reasons they have almost become invisible. So we may think they […]
The Grads/Debs Ball for pupils of Clonakilty Community College was on yesterday and of the Graduating former pupils is my nephew and Godson, Gearóid O’Donovan, youngest son of my sister Eileen and Ger O’Donovan. The sun shone for them as […]
As Autumn gathers its cloak around us, the diminished light has an effect on our spirits. And, as if nature really wands to rub it in, when we learn that someone is in the autumn of their life, we feel […]
On the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13th last, Pope Francis was at Fatima to mark the centenary of the apparitions. On the same day, his press office in the Vatican published the daily bulletin and it included […]
I’ve been doing a lot of twisting and turning in my mind of late, trying to describe accurately what it’s like being a priest in the Irish Catholic Church these days. The scriptures are loaded with images and parables but […]
The thing about blogs is that they are relatively easy to get up and going but not as easy to sustain! But … I have recently spent a bit of time developing a new WordPress site for the Parish of […]