Exhausted priests are caught between a rock and a hard place

Exhausted priests are caught between a rock and a hard place Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell faces many challenges. Here the archbishop sits in the pro-cathedral on the day of his installation on February 2, 2021. Photo: John McElroy
The renewal and revival of the Church in Ireland needs to acknowledge the dying of the former model, writes Garry O’Sullivan Synodality and its listening process has been like following a prescribed cocktail of drugs. There’s all the ‘uppers’ of openness, listening, hopes and joys but then there’s the ‘downers’ of “we’ve been here before”,…
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