Autumn Conference 2018

Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Wexford 24 – 25 October 2018 Speaker Fr Vincent Twomey SVD  Professor Emeritus of Moral Theology  Pontifical University Maynooth Wednesday, 24 October Thursday, 25 October 4.00pm. Arrival, Registration, Tea & Coffee 9am Breakfast 5.00pm. Fr Vincent Twomey ‘Humane Vitae: Fifty Years On’ 10am Fr Vincent Twomey ‘Post Referendum on the Eighth Amendment: Where now for the Church in Ireland?’ 6.00pm. Dinner 11am Tea & Coffee 7.30pm. Vespers & Holy Hour 12pm Holy Mass 9.00pm. Convivium 1pm Lunch 2pm AGM Booking The cost is €80 that includes supper, bed & breakfast and lunch.  Those wishing to attend should contact the Retreat Centre directly on 053 9137160. Priests wishing to concelebrate Holy Mass on Thursday should bring a green stole and chasuble. Clergy attending are asked to bring choir dress.   ...

Statement of the Irish Confraternity of Catholic Clergy on the Abortion Referendum on 25th May 2018

The Irish Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, convinced of the right to life of every human being from conception to natural death, reflecting on the statements of medical and legal experts and the call of the Irish Bishops and also taking into account studies of the devastating personal, family and social consequences of abortion in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and other countries, strongly encourages people to vote No in the Referendum on 25th May 2018. The Confraternity is convinced that the present Eighth Amendment should be retained because it provides adequate safeguards for the right to life of both the mother and child.

Details of Spring Conference 2018

7 – 9 March 2018 Conference Theme: Making Reverence in the Liturgy a Key Element of Church and Priestly Ministry: Achievements and Challenges. The speaker on this occasion will be His Excellency, Archbishop Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland. Paper 1:   Some Prolegomena and a reflection on talking points for an adequate spirituality for secular clergy today. Paper 2:   St. Justin Martyr got it right: Without Sunday Eucharist we cannot exist.   DOWNLOAD: flyer-for-spring-conference-2018   Archbishop Gullickson has an excellent blog and a few article of interest are below:   https://admontemmyrrhae.blogspot.ie/2017/12/like-daystar-i-have-begotten-you.html?m=0 https://admontemmyrrhae.blogspot.ie/2017/12/older-and-better.html?m=0 https://admontemmyrrhae.blogspot.ie/2017/12/finally-got-my-christmas-present-read.html?m=0     The cost of one night (1 night B&B, dinner & lunch): €100 The cost of two nights (2 nights B&B, 2 dinners and 1 lunch): €170  Those wishing to attend should contact the Knock House Hotel directly at 094 9388088, indicating the number of nights desired. Priests wishing to concelebrate Holy Mass on Thursday should bring a violet stole and chasuble. Clergy attending are asked to bring choir dress. Priests wishing to celebrate Mass privately should make individual arrangements with the Shrine Office at 094 9388100 or in the sacristy on...

Details of Spring Conference 2017

Spring Conference 2017 Knock House Hotel, Knock, Co. Mayo 22-24 February 2017 Speakers Rev. Luke McNamara, O.S.B. is a monk of Glenstal Abbey and a lecturer in Sacred Scripture Rev. Patrick Gorevan is a member of the Opus Dei Prelature and a lecturer in Philosophy SCHEDULE: Booking The cost of one night (1 night B&B, dinner & lunch): €100 The cost of two nights (2 nights B&B, 2 dinners and 1 lunch): €170 Those wishing to attend should contact the Knock House Hotel directly at 094 9388088, indicating the number of nights desired. Priests wishing to concelebrate Holy Mass on Thursday should bring a red stole and chasuble. Clergy attending are asked to bring choir dress. Priests wishing to celebrate Mass privately should make individual arrangements with the Shrine Office at 094 9388100 or in the sacristy on arrival. Please find a printable flyer here: Flyer for Spring Conference...

Joint Statement of the Confraternities of Catholic Clergy on Amoris Laetitia

As members of the International Confraternities of Catholic Clergy we believe there would be great value in an authoritative interpretation of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in line with the constant teaching and practice of the Church. This statement comes in light of continuing widespread divergence of understanding and growing divisions in practice. A clarification is clearly needed to correct the misuse of the Apostolic Exhortation to undermine sacred Tradition. We therefore thank the four eminent Cardinals who have recently submitted their dubia to the Holy See, requesting such clarification. The Confraternities recognise that this action has been taken out of love for the Church and concern for the salvation of souls. As the Cardinals themselves have made clear, this step has been taken with deep respect for our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and should not in any way be used to foster divisions in the Church. The grave danger to the unity of the Church due to increasing moral relativism must be honestly faced and clearly remedied.    As pastors of souls, we are well aware of the many challenges facing the men and women of today. We strive to help our people, often living in complex situations, to hear the call of Christ and his Gospel. This task is made easier when the Church expounds her teaching boldly and clearly. It is also essential that the Church’s discipline must always follow her dogmatic teaching. In particular, since at the present time there is much confusion, it is necessary to make clear that Holy Communion cannot be given to someone choosing to live in a sexual relationship with a person other than their validly espoused husband or wife. Those who find themselves in this situation are of course deserving of pastoral support and must be helped to play as full a part in the life of the Church as their circumstances allow. In connection with this, it is important to state that conscience is not a law unto itself replacing the holy law of God with private judgment, but rather an echo of the voice of the Creator. The dignity of conscience must be assisted to overcome all ignorance and protected from becoming ‘practically sightless as a result of habitual sin’ (Gaudium et Spes, 16)   Requesting such a clarification, which reiterates the perennial teaching of the Church, is an act of filial love by faithful sons of the Church who turn to our Supreme Shepherd seeking his paternal guidance. It is our desire that this elucidation will enable us and other Catholic priests and deacons to carry out our ministry in ways that are faithful and effective. We hope that this request for clarification may be an occasion for the Holy Father to feed and tend the flock entrusted to him by the Lord and to support us, the clergy, in doing the...

Autumn Conference 2016: 12 – 13 October

Spring Conference 2016: 17 – 19 February

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Autumn Conference 2015: 7-8 October