Former AG praises missionaries’ work to promote religious tolerance
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore describes the lives of Fr Rufus Halley and Fr Des Hartford as “a sign to us all that dialogue is absolutely necessary”.
Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”
Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.
Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries
The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”
UN World Humanitarian Day remembers especially the work of women
It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
“Knock has touched me in a special way.”
Archbishop Rino Fisichella gave the keynote address at the Co Mayo shrine for the Feast of the Assumption.
English and Welsh bishops renew their commitment to sustainable living
“This contract demonstrates that it is becoming easier than ever before to cut carbon emissions from our public and private sector buildings.”
Elphin offers time for teachers before school year starts
“That put us to thinking what we might do for those who draw upon their own spirituality in the course of their teaching.”
Batty scheme raises thousands for Catholic overseas aid projects
“I love that they are making a difference on so many levels – here and in the developing world.”
Lough Derg pilgrim numbers increase for first time in more than a decade
“People are talking more about the blessing of this place and the help and the comfort and the compassion of God that it offers.”
VAT on ebooks for school children is unfair, says SVP
“These costs contribute to financial stress and worry in low income households and can cause a negative and stressed attitude towards education.”
Bishop of Derry expresses Brexit concerns on Vatican Radio
“Those who are leading Brexit have to recognise not just the benefits for East Sussex but the challenges for West Derry.”
Prayers for Nora Quoirin and her family
“We really do believe that the situation is not hopeless, no matter how difficult it is, and that Nora is in the hands of our loving Father in Heaven.”
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