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New nuncio in Dublin explains his optimism about the faith in Ireland


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Date:
12/27/2012

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ABSTRACTNew nuncio in Dublin explains his optimism about the faith in Ireland : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Membership Login RSS Contact CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate Shop Latest Headlines Week Month Top Ten About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews Off the Record Top Ten Today Calendar Month Season Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Site Map Tell a Friend Advertise We are so close! Just $7,956 left to meet our 2012 expenses. Put us over the top! Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Catholic World News New nuncio in Dublin explains his optimism about the faith in Ireland email print CWN - December 27, 2012 From Our Store: Liturgical Year 2011-2012, Vol. 6: Ordinary Time Completed (eBook) Archbishop Charles Brown, the new apostolic nuncio to Ireland, discusses the first year of his new assignment in an interview with the Irish Catholic . The archbishop—who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI despite having no background in diplomacy—explains how he took a “crash course” to learn the basic requirements of his work. He says that despite the enormous volume of negative press about Catholicism, he is “very optimistic about the Church in Ireland.” “I want to encourage Catholics to be courageous in their faith,” says Archbishop Brown; “not to be afraid, not to be cowed into silence by the pressure of the scandals and negative media reports that tend to make people retreat into a very private faith. What I would like to see is for people to be joyful about their faith and not afraid to express their faith in the public square.” Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. On a learning curve ( Irish Catholic ) An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus: Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a.......