“The renewal of the Irish Church will be strengthened by the determination of men who see priesthood as a second life choice and respond generously.”
“We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations, and an obligation to exercise a just stewardship of the gifts we have received.”
“There are great challenges ahead. We have great gifts and strengths as we face them. Appreciate the strength of your parish and the whole diocesan family.”
Trial of two journalists for publishing expose books using leaked information poses a threat to freedom of the press.
“Almost 2,000 people, who have nothing, live in the cemetery in Manila; they are born, live and die there”: Jackie Pallas of the Society of Missionary Children.
“People at WHO were aware that there was an Ebola outbreak that was getting out of control by spring…and yet, it took until August to declare a public health emergency.”
“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world.”
“This year, the beginning of our Catholic new year will coincide with our preparations for a Jubilee Year of Mercy.”
Association with Co Kildare town dating back to the 13th century comes to an end due to a lack of friars.
Families of babies with life-limiting conditions are discovering too late about the existence of perinatal palliative care as an alternative to abortion: PLC
Five-year pastoral plan (2016-2020) outlines the diocese’s priorities and is a response to the increased appetite for ongoing training.
Irish priest hero’s role in saving 6,500 Jews and Allied soldiers during World War II to be marked next May.
“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.
Call to Minister Alex White follows US bishops’ special statement last week on why the production and use of pornography is a sin.
Life Institute unimpressed that letter promoting abortion contains 838 signatures from doctors in 44 countries which averages less than 20 medics per country.
“Christmas should be a time of joy for people to gather and share the happiness of the season in their own homes.”
Priests should be “authoritative, not authoritarian; firm, but not hard; joyful, but not superficial…in short, shepherds, not functionaries”.
“Here before the door of this Jubilee of Mercy, let us ask that the world discover the ability to weep for its crimes, for what the world does with war.”
10th annual ecumenical journey organised by the Dublin Council of Churches combines liturgy and pilgrimage.
Speaking at last week’s meeting of Mayo County Council, Minister Ring said, “I hope the Pope sees fit to come to Knock and relaunch Knock Shrine.”
Summit in Paris provides a historic opportunity to re-balance the equation towards more just and sustainable development: Archbishop Martin.
According to CEO Pat Doyle this year’s client numbers will break all records.
Islamic extremists blamed for gun attack on missionary doctor in Bangladesh which has left Italian priest fighting for his life.
Bishops of Elphin and Ossory welcome Minister of Education and Skills’ new capital investment programme for schools 2016 to 2021.
Implementation Plan entitled ‘A Fresh Start’, involving political parties in Northern Ireland and the governments of the UK and Ireland, welcomed.
“This was a massive resource for the housebound and the sick and maybe for people abroad who want to catch Mass which is streamed daily.
Without a conscious effort to maintain a distinctly Catholic ethos, it can dissolve into non-descript and vague spiritualism or disappear entirely.
Trócaire has called for a complete EU ban on goods imported from illegal Israeli settlements.