The celebration of a Mass is not a service to its participants, and access to religious services or sacraments do not come within the ambit of the Equal Status Act, said WRC director-general Liam Kelly.
The homeless numbers increased to 8,728 in July, up from 8,699 in June. In July, there were 2,651 children in 1,142 families homeless, according to the latest figures from the Department of Housing.
“It is heartening to see, even in these challenging times, how school children and adults alike can take a theme of injustice and turn it into inspiring poems that tell similar stories often with hopeful messages for the future,” said the organisers.
"Pope Francis challenged young people at World Youth Day to ‘get off the couch’. Hopefully, this course will do that," says Gerard Gallagher of Dublin's evangelisation office.
"To have a different opinion does not mean to be an enemy. It is precisely from the contrast of opinions that the light comes," says Zimbabwe's Catholic bishops in the face of government suppresion of any form of dissent or criticism of its rulers' failings.
“One of the great strengths of our Catholic schools is that they form part of a wider parish and faith community who support one another," says Bishop Fintan Gavin.
“We hope primary schools, families and especially young children will make use of the Child’s Bible Project in the classroom and at home,” said Dr Caroline Hull.
Aileen epitomises the spirit of what this competition is about, to honour a front line worker who has made sacrifices for others in this crisis and put their own needs behind the needs of others,” said Kieran Stafford, National President, SVP
“Pray we do, for we dare claim: In God we trust," says Cardinal Timothy Dolan leading the openning prayer of this week's star-spangled Republican Party Convention in North Carolina.
In making the donation to the Society of St Vincent De Paul’s (SVP) Vincent’s shops Maura Higgins asked that the clothes to be sold in Midlands/North West area as she wanted girls in rural communities to have access to the garments. The Love Island star said that she is very happy to endorse the great work of SVP.
“It has been a challenge conducting deliveries without a proper maternity ward” - Sr Pascalia, a member of the Kenyan Sisters of Mary of Kakamega.
The parish priest and team were looking around to see where and how Confirmations could be held, and came up with the idea of the racecourse which was open-air and allowed for social distancing.
“We need to be building a society that will reach out to those who find themselves unexpectedly in dramatic situations and create a culture in which no one is ever driven to despair.”
Archbishop Michael Neary told Shane that his responsibilities as a priest will be counter-cultural when he preaches Christ’s gospel: “As a priest of Jesus Christ you will proclaim his message, you will do so utilising your gifts, interests and insights but it will always be his message not your own preferences or prejudices,” said Archbishop Neary.
"The boating accident was an unspeakable tragedy that has affected the lives of many wonderful people," said Msgr Charles Kosanke, who survived the tragedy.
"The people are really tired. They need psychological support and religious support because it has been a lot to deal with in a very short period of time," – Ms Yammine from Youth of Hope.
"The bikes donated by An Post will certainly help us provide food parcels for up to 1,400 people," said Fr Seán Donohoe of the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin.
The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has listed on its website some resources for use in dioceses, parishes and in the home during the Season of Creation 2020.
"It is essential to find a cure for this terrible virus, which has brought the world to its knees. We must also cure the larger virus of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation, and lack of protection for the weakest."
"It has become increasingly clear that the wearing of face coverings is likely to reduce the spread of coronavirus, thus helping to protect others," say Irish Church leaders.
“The shed blood on the streets of our cities, the beating of people who have taken part in peaceful demonstrations is a grave sin on the conscience of those who give criminal orders and commit violence,” said Archbishop Kondrusiewicz.
Ceremony marked the first time an Apostolic Nuncio was ordained in St Colman's and Archbishop Crotty is the first priest of the Diocese of Cloyne to have been appointed as an Apostolic Nuncio.
“At times we are burdened and overwhelmed by the problems of the present moment and lose all sense of perspective, of the fact that we are on a journey,” said Archbishop Neary.
Young Irish nun who died in an earthquake in Ecuador in 2016 had “a remarkable story of teenage dreams of fame and fun followed by a conversion to give all for Jesus" - Bishop Donal McKeown.
"I am scared when I hear stories of racist intolerance by groups of young people. They may not realise how damaging their behaviour is, but racist language is never fun."