Posts Tagged Church

All Saints Church: reflections on the heart of the place

Walking through the parish church amid scaffold and plastic sheeting is a strange experience. I rambled through Drimoleague’s parish church of All Saints recently when I called to see how the refurbishment work was progressing. The church that I prayed in most days on my way home from the nearby school and where my family […]

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Future of Church rests in faith and commitment of parishioners

Uncertainties give us all food for thought. Sadly, for many people, the thought of being without a secure income has become reality. Many people have had to change their plans, postpone dreams and lower expectations. The past year has also ended with many people questioning how our Church is organized and administered. The Report of […]

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Sunday after the Dublin Report

Not easy to plan a homily for this weekend (to be honest it’s never ‘easy’). People are split across several axes of reality in its aftermath. Some are angry, some mad, some with the church – some with the media – it’s opened wounds for some people, it’s caused the first cut for others. Some […]

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Fixing the buildings is easier than fixing other church problems

It has often been said that the Catholic Church likes to row against the tide and there is a evidence that a lot of oars are doing just that in our parishes these days. The news media keep reminding us that the construction boom has ground to a halt. Hard evidence for this and resulting […]

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Is the Catholic Church getting noisy?

I was very conscious of noise last night as I tried to go to sleep. My TV viewing had already been vying with the thump-thump beat from a nearby house party — or maybe a garden party — over the hedge at a neighbour’s house. I’ve no idea what was being celebrated but it was […]

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