“We want to say as bishops our firm ‘no’ to a harsh language and remind our politicians that their vocation is to work for the common good and exercise their leadership through the careful practice of compromise and agreement.”
We have to ensure our older relatives and friends do not become even more isolated in this new information age – Declan Dunne, Respond!
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.
Expressing his condolences, Pope Francis recalled the late Archbishop of Dublin’s many contributions to the Church in Ireland, especially in the area of philosophical studies.
"I think in the beginning he had no idea of the extent of the problem. But he was the one who said ... we have to know ... I admire his courage ... because it wasn’t an easy thing” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
Primate of Ireland speaks about resilience at fundraiser in aid of Aware’s services to the suicidal and depressed at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.
In an address to mark the quincentenary of the Reformation, Archbishop Michael Jackson said the challenge to universities is whether it is still really necessary to be ‘anti-religious’.
The presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist has long been a part of Catholic Church teaching, but the doctrine of transubstantiation can provoke eccumenical sensitivities.
More needs to be done, otherwise too many of our children will spend their childhoods going without basics like secure housing, healthy food and suitable clothing.
“It is going to become more and more a normal feature of life ... because many of those ordained will be coming in contact with us at funerals and weddings, baptisms, etc.”
Contribution of the Cistercian College in the areas of Catholic education, sport, politics and public service, business as well as in other key facets of Irish life, has been immense.
“Abortion is, by its very nature, discriminatory as it allows some human beings to be given lesser protection under the law. The practice of sex-selection abortions has also led to widespread discrimination against baby girls.”
Pope Francis is challenging us to see a preparation course as merely one part of a programme that ultimately needs to be parish-based: Accord president Bishop Denis Nulty.
Prize will be presented to Irish Columban missionary on behalf of the Preda Foundation on 4 May in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany.