It offers an opportunity to reaffirm our personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation...
The sudden loss of one young family, in “such a shocking way, is unbearable and near impossible to comprehend” Bishop of Kilmore has said in response to the death of a family of five.
Originally from Co Tipperary, Bishop John Ryan joined the Kiltegan order in 1970. Since 1978 he has been involved in pastoral work in Malawi and in teaching mathematics at the University of Mzuzu,
Former Derry Gaelic footballer, Mgr Laurence E. Higgins, was "a mentor, spiritual leader and confidant to tens of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics.”
“What a tragedy and blemish that the long-present, beloved and treasured Jewish families of our community should suffer yet again such actions of disrespect, violence to the memory of their beloved dead."
Former Tánaiste's "pivotal role in negotiating the Anglo Irish Agreement helped to create the foundations on which the peace process in Northern Ireland was built," says Taoiseach.
The country’s largest Catholic college is set to build a new library and learning resource centre to accommodate its increasing student numbers, set to reach 5,000 by 2020.
Human rights groups believe Pakistan's blasphemy laws are often used to discriminate against religious minorities, such as the country's estimated three million Christians.
Police found the bodies of Sr Paula Merrill of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sr Margaret Held of the School Sisters of St Francis in Milwaukee and are investigating robbery as a possible motive.
Columban missionary has uncovered and exposed widespread child sexual abuse and human trafficking involving children as young as 9 years abused by US personnel and sex tourists including local men.
“We cannot sit on the fence any more on this issue – we must stand up to this indiscriminate killing of people whether it is Russia or America that is responsible.”
“When I arrived at the break of day, I saw a destroyed village, screams, death... We are truly in a desperate situation" - Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole of Ascoli Piceno.
The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.
Fr Peter McVerry appeals for emergency legislation to prevent the banks and landlords from evicting families, particularly those with children, into homelessness.
“Over the past few weeks and months we have witnessed an unprecedented polarisation of attitudes on immigration and refugees, culminating in a dramatic and repugnant rise in race hate crime since the referendum.”
Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.