Individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities and congregations urged to participate in a series of initiatives to celebrate October’s Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).
Bishop Donal McKeown gives a message of affirmation to over 800 Catholic educators attending the first Derry Diocesan Religious Education Conference.
In his letter to Imams and leaders of mosques and Muslim centres, Archbishop Michael Jackson stresses that “Hate crime has no place in today’s Ireland.”
Bishops say that respecting a public vote is essential, but they cautioned that “democracy and committed debate do not end after the counting of votes.”
While organisers welcome young people, they are also interested in meeting those who have lived some of their life in the world before they come into religious life, because then they are making a discerned choice.
Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."
"Our teachers are very much at the coal face in a society where there is so much pain, so much anger and so much distress."
Among the tens of thousands of Irish who have visited the shrine are President John F Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney.
International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.
In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.
The President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, stated that the Catholic Bishops of Australia believe all Australians must be equal under the law “and accept today’s judgment accordingly.”
“Our annual Novena is always a wonderful time of reflection and prayer, and it is with great joy that we see our Novena celebrations grow as people from all over the world join us via the live daily Masses on our website” – Fr Michael O’Connell.
In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore describes the lives of Fr Rufus Halley and Fr Des Hartford as “a sign to us all that dialogue is absolutely necessary”.
It is time to honour the women who have acted as first responders to the darkest hours of crisis, says UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”
“This contract demonstrates that it is becoming easier than ever before to cut carbon emissions from our public and private sector buildings.”