Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Irish priests call for diaconate pause

by Sarah Mac Donald
News update: The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland has called on the Irish bishops to halt the introduction of permanent deacons in their dioceses until the Vatican's commission on women deacons has concluded its report and Pope Francis has made a decision based on its findings. 

by Francine Dempsey
Soul Seeing: Images of endless war, overflowing refugee camps, hate-filled terrorists, billion-dollar weapons, starved children - I want to flee this world's violence. So I ask my prayer group, women who, like me, have lived through many decades totally safe from such horrible experiences: "What am I to do?"

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