"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.”
“People are talking more about the blessing of this place and the help and the comfort and the compassion of God that it offers.”
The guide was published by the social services arm of the Dublin Archdiocese and looks at a range of options for those awaiting their exam results.
The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.
"We hope that, while playing adventure golf, visitors will reflect on the bridges that need to be built in their own lives and in our world today."