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Lessons from South Africa: The Parish as a Community of Communities

"Enthusiasm is essential. A tired guy won’t move anything with anybody. But a spirit of holy daring is also essential." - Bishop Emeritus Michael...

Irish parishes hear about New Zealand model for Catholic Church renewal

“I believe... people are willing to work together collaboratively and co-responsibly. They understand the church doesn’t belong to the priest — it belongs to...

“It is time to make sure we involve lay people. It’s a turning point…”...

 "It is time to make sure we involve lay people. It's a turning point, and a good turning point." -- Chicago Cardinal BlasE Cupich During a...

The Family Tree Programme – Growing in love together

Welcome to the SMA Family Tree Programme.  We are happy to announce that the Family Tree Programme resources and videos are now available through the...

The Pope Video: ‘The Treasure of Families’

August 2018. The Pope Video: No family is perfect. Love is demanding, although there is no greater happiness. There are many ways to approach...

Irish pastoral worker tweets Laudato Si’ to President Trump, line by line

"I thought... 'If the Pope gives you a document to read... the least you can do is read it.'" - Jane Mellett At the SMA...

Clericalism is killing the Catholic Church — even in Africa

'We need to recognize that at this time in our history, we have failed as pastors' - Donald Zagoré SMA, Ivory Coast We need to...

2019 Amazon Synod: Environment, ordaining married men and some “type of official ministry” for...

"Today the cry of the Amazonia to the Creator is similar to the cry of God's people in Egypt. It is a cry of...