“Each one of us is asked to leave our comfort zones and reach out to others to spread the joy of the Gospel. But in order to evangelise, we need first to be evangelised ourselves."
"What will happen will be determined exclusively by the courts and we know from past experience that test cases can produce unexpected results” - Archbishop Martin.
"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.
“It is unfortunate that the new prison in Cork will institutionalise cell-sharing as a feature of prison accommodation" as it is at variance with international best practice.
Irish philosopher says introducing SSM in Ireland is legally even more catastrophic than it has been in England because of our special constitutional protections for the family.
Survey shows 33% of charities had to cut back or suspend services in the past year due to a lack of funding, while over 42% reported a drop in income.
"Will those who sincerely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman be forced to act against their faith and conscience?” - Bishop Martin Drennan.
Cardinal Turkson warns, “We clearly need a fundamental change of course, to protect the earth and its people – which, in turn, will allow us to ‘dignify humanity’."
The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since it first emerged in 1976.