“CI News was a channel for many really good things that church organisations were doing both in the promotion of faith and in the promotion of justice.”
“We chronicled green shoots growing up in the Church. Consistently we have looked at the good that we, Christians, the Church, are doing in Ireland and the world,” said CI News editor Susan Gately.
Churches will gain access to a repertoire from top sacred music publishers including The Taizé Community, The Iona Community, Oregon Catholic Press, GIA Publications, Inc., the Royal School of Church Music, Oxford University Press, Hope Publishing, Kevin Mayhew and many more.
Archbishop Michael Neary says the Legion of Mary was “way ahead of its time” because it was promoting the laity long before the Church began to emphasise the importance of various lay ministries.
“While we are all aware of the great challenges facing the Church and society at this time, we know also that God the all-powerful is always with us,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.
However, Focus Ireland warned of “potential increases in the coming months” and called on the Government to reintroduce the eviction ban and rent freeze to protect people fully during COVID-19.
Bishop Alan McGuckian says people must work with the public authorities to bring Covid reproduction rate back down again because "people’s health and lives are at stake”.
"Our charity provided the only human contact that clients experienced during the pandemic as they were required to self-isolate or cocoon. The grant has been invaluable," says Ruth Harkness of The Little Flower Penny Dinners.
"I do not believe that the Government is using its voice strongly enough to oppose the horrendous things happening in that part of the world," – Deputy Tóibín.
"The gift of a new child, entrusted by the Lord to a father and a mother, begins with acceptance, continues with lifelong protection and has as its final goal the joy of eternal life," – Pope Francis.
Cardinal Nichols stated that the Sacrament of Holy Order is based, not on a command structure, but on humble service. He said in his homily: “Service is the permanent and underlying foundation of all that is done by deacon, priest and bishop.”
“We appreciate and value you all for staying with us!” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin tells all those who help Crosscare, his diocesan social services charity.
“The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland has faced many challenges over its 176 years in the country. But the current COVID-19 pandemic is probably one of the most difficult,” said new president, Rose McGowan.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's 20-page document, ‘The Good Samaritan’ warns that “Incurable cannot mean that care has come at an end”.
“We invite you to ‘Walk and Pray’ along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path,” said Fr La Flynn. “I hope that those who long to be back at Lough Derg on Station Island may at least get to come this far.”
Decisive action is urgently needed to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable homeless families and children, Minister for Housing is told.
“This is a very honest book on family. It’s not pious or devotional; it’s not artifical or canned. It’s rooted, it’s grounded in the joys and sorrows of family life,” said Bishop Nulty
At the episcopal ordination of Bishop Martin Hayes, Archbishop Eamon Martin appealed to families to pray the Rosary for themselves, their loved ones and for all those whose health or livelihood is being seriously impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
"Spare a thought and prayer for our brothers and sisters overseas who are scrambling desperately to survive in the face of so much relentless adversity," says WMI director Fr Michael O'Sullivan.
Dr Diarmuid Martin is worried about parishes taking initiatives to “get First Communions and Confirmations done” as churches in Dublin close once again over sharp rise in Covid-19 numbers.
"The Ordination of a man to the priesthood is an opportunity to renew again that invitation and sense of support to others who may be discerning a calling to priesthood and religious life," – Bishop Tom Deenihan.
Fr Power concluded that these two breaches show a lack of concern for the health and safety of others. He added: “Priests and other communicants could have been exposed to Covid infection.
“He gave everything for the poor, even his own blood. It seems to me he may be called a martyr for charity,” read one testimonial regarding Fr Malgesini.
The Diocese of Kilmore, of which Father Martin Hayes will soon be bishop, includes almost all of County Cavan and a portion of Counties Leitrim, Fermanagh, Meath and Sligo.
Glendalough is still a place where prayer, silence and pilgrimage can be a lifesaving moment of respite, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
“As always, we are tremendously grateful for the great support we receive from the parishioners, the clergy and bishops of Ireland, north and south. They are the lifeblood of Trócaire.”
The volume of essays takes the reader through the life and thoughts of Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th pontiff – priest, bishop, cardinal, pope and theologian.