Bishop Kevin Doran extends special invitation to families of "other religious traditions and of none". At Chrism Mass he stresses encouragement, healing and responsibility of diocesan family.
“Whatever your views are on the proposals in the referendum, can I take this opportunity to encourage voters to go to their polling station during this 15 hour period on 25th May and have your say in the outcome of the referendum,” Minister Eoghan Murphy
While implementing the law is a good first step, wider Irish society needs to know that it is now illegal to buy sexual access to another person
“In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy no medical reason for abortion whatsoever need be offered. Perfectly healthy women will be aborting perfectly healthy babies. How is this ‘healthcare’?" - Maria Steen.
“As a diocese, as a faith family, we have so much this Chrism Night to give thanks for; our priests and the witness they give, sometimes at a cost to their own health and mental well-being” - Bishop Denis Nulty.
“You have been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for your faith. By your actions you have humbled us, and by your words you now draw the attention of our country to climate justice.”
Bishop Philip Boyce OCD will oversee the pastoral needs of the faithful of the diocese and will begin his residency on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the Mass of Chrism and for the Easter ceremonies.
Pope Francis comes to challenge us all to be with those families that struggle and fail, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in Palm Sunday homily.
CI News welcomes Ciara Ferry, who will be sharing her thoughts each Sunday, on issues raised in the previous week by the forthcoming referendum