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February 27, 2019

It was once said that "a week is a long time in politics".   Perhaps those viewing the media coverage of Church events will have come to the same conclusion concerning the Vatican.  

For those detached from all means of social communication and news commentary, recent e...

February 16, 2019

Today, the social media sites are frantically covering the announcement of the dismissal of Archbishop McCarrick from the clerical state. After years of alleged inactivity, this announcement on the eve of the imminent summit concerning the Church's response to child se...

February 14, 2019

Within the past hour, my attention has been drawn to two seemingly unconnected matters.


The first concerns the decision by a world-wide confectionary brand  to remove the term "Easter" from its marketing campaign and packaging of egg shaped produce. In short: "gesture...

February 10, 2019

A short time ago, I was contacted by a priest whose ministry relates to examination of candidates for admission to formation. He had been positively encouraged by the standard of the candidates he had encountered, their age range, experience and resolve.   

Many di...

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