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Pope’s resignation will change how we view work and ageing

Little did he know it when he made his surprise announcement on Monday morning, but the decision of Pope Benedict to retire may have a profound impact on how the world views work and ageing. It was a brave decision, given that he is in a post which has traditionally only been vacated in the event of a papal death, the ultimate job for life. It is a decision that can be viewed two ways by those of advanced years — it can be seen as a sense of empowerment at being able to control one’s working life at a late age, or it could be demoralising because it represents a stark reality that at some stage, people just have to stop working merely because their bodies no longer allow them to continue.

Mayo anti-abortion activists stage lunchtime protest

A lunchtime protest against the Government’s plans to legislate for abortion was staged at Castlebar’s Market Square on Wednesday.

Pressure on silenced cleric to retract outspoken views

An Athenry cleric who was placed under investigation and silenced by the Vatican earlier this year for his outspoken views is now being put under further pressure to sign retraction documents.

Priest group brands Vatican silencing of Athenry cleric as ‘unfair

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The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has expressed its support of Fr Tony Flannery, branding the intervention of the Vatican to effectively silence the Athenry-based Redemptorist cleric as “ill-advised” and “unfair”.

...and not a child in the house washed

Ya know, with all the years when we had money and a few cars outside all of the houses owned, and the Jacuzzi bubbling away on the acre of decking, when every village had its own coke dealer, and the selection of brothels open all hours, when we were just like every other country in Europe nobody ever came calling. We tried to get all shapes of world leader in to show just how far removed we were from the image of the John Hinde postcard.

Diocese publishes summary report of Listening Sessions

A booklet "Feedback from the Listen Sessions in the Diocese of Ossory May 2010" is being distributing at churches throughout the diocese.

Peacemaker to visit Galway for lecture series

A lecture series entitled Integrity in Society will be run by Croi Nua over the coming weeks, and will feature voices such as Nuala O’Loan, Fr Peter McVerry, and Abbot Patrick Mark Hederman.

Lively debate and cultural insights to benefit Castlebar

The county town will this month benefit from the moving of the annual Humbert School to Castlebar from Ballina, which will inject much needed tourism to the town. The school will also boost the Killala economy during the three day event.

Over 800 attend Church's listening sessions in Ossory

A wide range of views was expressed by over 800 people during the recent listening sessions at ten locations throughout the diocese of Ossory.

Who can we now trust in the Church?

The revelations this week that Cardinal Sean Brady sat in on and conducted interviews with traumatised victims of child rape, believed their story to be true and failed in his moral, Christian and legal duty to inform the gardai, is a true indicator of the extent of the level of denial that exists in the Catholic Church regarding the culture of secrecy.

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