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Liturgy, Mission and Ministry in Ireland Today: Random Reflections and Thought [3]


The move in many dioceses in Ireland (copying the USA and the UK) to create an Office of Mission and Ministry – under which the local liturgy office would function (if this survives) – is confusing. Positively, it seeks to give new focus and energy to ministry. However, it leaves us with an administrative and marketing solution to a deeper funding problem that reveals a questionable understanding of evangelisation. Further, the role of sacramental life in the church is seen as if it is subordinate and decorative.

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