The lead story of America Magazine’s March 5, 2018 issue addresses “The Future of Catholic Ireland”. In the section on A Numbers Game – or Not, Fr. Michael Collins, a director of formation at St. Patrick’s College at Maynooth is quoted: “From one perspective, something is dying. But from another perspective, you can see that we are in a liminal space: Something new is emerging. There’s something very vibrant happening. That sounds almost like a contradiction, but I think it is the reality.”
I’m pretty sure many of us on this side of the pond, feel similarly. How then will the Affiliate movement continue to contribute to the vibrancy?