“From our extensive experience it is clear the immigration system is crying out for reform,” says Catherine Cosgrave, Managing Solicitor, Immigrant Council of Ireland.
“The electorate want this problem solved, believes it can be solved but does not believe any party has yet put forward the solutions that are needed to solve it. It is up to the newly elected councillors to show what can be done” – Pat Dennigan, Focus Ireland.
Now in its sixth year, the theme this year is ‘Always Be Ready’ from 1 Peter 3:15 – Always be Ready to give an answer for the hope that you possess.
“The Pro-Life Movement approaches the first anniversary of the referendum with both profound sadness and renewed determination.”
“It is both exciting and challenging to be the first woman to take up the position of Director of the National Office for Vocations,” says Scottish FSP sister.
We encourage all Catholics – irrespective of how they voted – to devote some time today and over this weekend to prayerful reflection about what has happened in our society, especially in the past year, says Council for Life.
Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.
More than three million voters eligible to vote today in referendum to remove regulation of divorce from Constitution and reduce waiting times.
Already there have been over 10,000 views of the service internationally, and children recently making their First Holy Communion were able to look at the Mass afterwards on the catch-up service.
“This year the big thing has been how to build upon collaboration with law enforcement. That is a critical component to combating human trafficking, but also in terms of getting the message out there to the criminals that there is joined-up thinking going on around the world.”
St Pappin’s parish centre was renovated from the former presbytery of the Columban Fathers when they served in St Joseph’s parish, one of the three parishes which amalgamated last December to form the new parish of St Pappin’s.
It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.
Given the “potentially profound and far-reaching implications” of Brexit for all citizens across the island of Ireland, participating in the European elections in an informed and conscientious way “has rarely been more important”.
“Once again, I am shocked and saddened to see further incidents of senseless stabbings and knife crimes – especially among young people – in our city and in our country and in other countries."
“Ground around centres of worship, presbyteries, convents and graveyards can play a crucial role if they are managed as safe places where our wild bees and other insects can find food and shelter.”
“Ultimately, with abortion the issue is not about whether a baby has a disability or a life-limiting condition. It is about the fact that with every abortion an innocent baby has his or her life ended.”
“It doesn’t in any way indicate a fall-off in the demand for Catholic marriages, but it does indicate a complete sea change with regard to how couples are meeting.”
“We have to equip and train leaders and provide facilities for formation. We want to work towards a situation where all parishes in this Archdiocese benefit from their gifts and expertise. The new collection is one step in that process” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
“We are sorry to be closing this very special place but are glad that the sale will mean our Sisters in Ireland and abroad will be able to continue and expand the worthwhile work they are doing,” said superior general Sr Mary Christian.