Fr. Brian's New Book

fr brians new book

In these dark times for the Catholic Church in Ireland, the voice of
Fr Brian D’Arcy is one of the few clerical voices in the church which is readily listened to and heeded. This comes from his unfailing honesty, openness and  assionate love for the church, with all its vulnerabilities and weaknesses. In this book, he focuses on healing in both the church and the world

‘Healing is a slow organic process. It is a journey each of us must bravely launch out on; otherwise we choose to imprison ourselves in the dark vaults of despair. Hopefully, we can be brave enough to bring healing to our wounded church and, with God’s grace, healing to our wounded world. In short, healing requires a number of steps:

Step one is a time for reflection, openness and perspective. We should acknowledge the positives.

Step two on the healing journey is facing the causes of the hurt as honestly and as objectively as possible.

Step three requires us to sift through what can be changed and accept what cannot.

Step four is realistically looking to the future with courage and hope. Healing demands that we give up dreams of a perfect past, so that we can have a better future.’

Fr Brian D’Arcy is one of the best known and popular priests in Ireland. He is a columnist with The Sunday World. Now with a regular residency on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and his own BBC Sunday Half Hour, he has brought his uniquely sensitive and sensible wisdom to many UK listeners as well.