Bishop Fintan Monahan has welcomed plans to restore Croagh Patrick’s pilgrim pathway to protect it against further erosion and ensure climbers are safe as they approach the summit.
Garda investigation under way after worshippers discover considerable amount of damage at the Maryam mosque, which is headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Ireland.
“I renew my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act promptly and decisively to avoid the repetition of similar tragedies and to guarantee the safety and dignity of all.”
“No matter what your troubles, no matter what mistakes you have made or sinful things you have done, you are His son or daughter. You are part of the family. You belong.”
The Jesuit Refugee Service has called for the restoration of search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean following drowning of 150 people in a shipwreck on Thursday.
“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”
"Croagh Patrick is a physically demanding mountain. Pilgrims should bring with them a set of warm, waterproof clothing, water and a walking stick or staff,” advises the Tuam Archdiocese.
When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.
Fr Flanagan is reported as having said: “The old-fashioned home with fireside companionship, its religious devotion and its closely-knit family ties is my idea of what a home should be.”
“There are many problematic aspects to the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill as it stands, not least the assumption that natural ties should not matter to children conceived this way or to surrogate mothers” – Breda O’Brien.
In their statement the Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land have expressed sadness and sorrow over the criminal acts, which they say go unpunished despite numerous complaints.
“We believe that through sharing our stories, our cultures and our histories – getting to know each other – we can lay the foundation for a more united Europe,” say organisers of event.
“This Muslim leader learned from these two Columbans the value of love and forgiveness and this brought a radical change to his life and a new and more life-giving interpretation of the Koran.”
The incident is “an opportunity for all of us just to think how fragile our lives are. We have to look after each other and take care of each other at all times.”
“Now is the time for us, people and clergy together, to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in order to shape a Church fit for purpose in the 21st century.”
Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion – laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices – increased markedly around the world, says report.
“Cruelty toward the suffering and bullying the most vulnerable should not be national policy and we cannot allow it to continue.”
Fr Michael Router’s elevation to the hierarchy was announced by Pope Francis in May this year. The 54-year-old Cavanman will be appointed the titular bishop of Lugmad.
Joe Little of RTÉ launched the book about Columban priests Fr Des Hartford and Fr Rufus Halley’s efforts to foster peace between Muslims and Christians in the Philippines.
Bishop asks people all around the country to choose the prayer they like most, such as the Rosary or the Lord’s Prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down in their family.
Report finds that one-third of the world’s population suffers from religious persecution in some form, with Christians constituting “by far the most widely persecuted religion.”