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Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican

I didn’t expect this. From the Irish Times: Public decries closure of embassy to the Vatican By Paul O’Brien, Political Editor Monday, January 16, 2012 TÁNAISTE Eamon Gilmore’s decision to close the Irish embassy to the Vatican was met with … Continue reading

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News and urgent request: Pray for Archbp. Brown!

REPOSTED: I have a warm request and two new items. This is from VIS, and it has two points of great interest. My emphases and comments. PAPAL MASSES FOR EPIPHANY AND FEAST OF THE LORD’S BAPTISM VATICAN CITY, 5 JAN … Continue reading

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Archbp. Martin: “Irish Catholics are very weak, and that’s the fault of generations of the Church…”

From CNA: Dublin archbishop says lapsed Catholics should admit their non-belief By Benjamin Mann Dublin, Ireland, Dec 14, 2011 / 06:05 am (CNA).- Non-practicing and non-believing Irish Catholics should be honest about their relation to the Church, Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid … Continue reading

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John L. Allen on a case in Ireland: a priest, falsely accused, but the press doesn’t make corrections

While I have posted some items about dreadful pieces in the Fishwrap, to be fair there is a good piece by my friend the nearly-ubiquitous John L Allen, Jr. about the persecution of a priest falsely accused of abuse of … Continue reading

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The new Nuncio to Ireland. Some thoughts and a request to readers.

There will be a new apostolic nuncio in Ireland, and his name is.. will be Archbishop Charles Brown. A glance at his CV shows that he’s got real intellectual game. Il Santo Padre ha nominato Nunzio Apostolico in Irlanda il … Continue reading

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Reflections on the closing of the Irish Embassy to the Holy See

I’ve been thinking about the decision to close the Irish Embassy to the Holy See. If I were the Vatican’s Secretary of State, I would close the Holy See’s Embassy in Ireland because of budgetary constraints, and inform them that … Continue reading

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CWN – Irish foreign minister: Pope not invited for 2012 visit

From CWN: Irish foreign minister: Pope not invited for 2012 visit November 09, 2011 A papal visit to Ireland in 2012 now seems unlikely, in light of a public statement by the country’s foreign minister that the government does not … Continue reading

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Are there big changes coming for the Church in Ireland?

From the Irish Examiner comes something that makes sense. Vatican has ‘dramatic’ plans for Irish Church By Jennifer Hough Saturday, August 13, 2011 THE Vatican is planning “something dramatic” for the Irish Church in the coming months which could see … Continue reading

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Papal Nuncio to Ireland recalled to Rome for consultation about Cloyne report

From RTÉ News comes this: Papal Nuncio recalled to Rome for Cloyne talks Updated: 14:27, Monday, 25 July 2011 The Vatican Press Office has confirmed the Holy See has recalled its ambassador to Ireland. The Vatican has confirmed that Papal … Continue reading

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The depression and hopeless of many Irish priests, and proposals. Fr. Z rants.

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, P.P. of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a interesting, sad, provocative post on his blog today. Emphases, comments, comments and the insertion of images mine. Fr. Blake writes… If I was going to be … Continue reading

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