Pope prays for Sri Lanka terror victims in Urbi et Orbi address
“I entrust to the Lord all those who have tragically perished, and I pray for the injured and all those who suffer as a result of this tragic event.”
Easter message in Notre Dame inferno, says Archbishop of Armagh
If the story of salvation had ended on Good Friday, we would remain a people of despair, crying out as Jesus did on the Cross, ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned us?’
Easter defines our life as Christians
“So often we associate our faith as being the Church is against this, that or the other. Easter is about what we are for, what we are promoting – joy and new life.”
Adopt a common sense approach to First Communion photos
Data Protection Commission lays out answers to concerned parents’ queries about school photos.
Killing of journalist saddens community but strengthens peace resolve
“This is a strong community that will put pressure on those who have brought violence into the community.”
Prayers for Lyra McKee at Way of the Cross in the Phoenix Park
"Violence is always a blind alley that only leads to further violence."
The Church must change, says Archbishop of Dublin
Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”
Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers
Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.
Commission finds no records for hundreds of baby burials
“Let us know where they are buried. Please come forward. Tell the truth” – Minister Katherine Zappone.
RTÉ to broadcast Easter services from Maynooth
“The pitch-dark chapel will be illuminated by hundreds of individual candles held aloft by congregation members, all of them lit from the Paschal Candle which will itself be lit from the Paschal Fire situated outside the College Chapel” – Fr Tomás Surlis, Rector.
Bells of St Patrick’s Armagh to be rung in solidarity with Notre Dame
Fr Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to Paris Fire Brigade, was praised for his bravery in saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night.
Franciscans to leave Waterford
“The contribution of the sons of St Francis for almost 800 years since the mid 13th century is almost incalculable” – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
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