Normally, you must obtain the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion to obtain a plenary indulgence, but in these extraordinary circumstances that requirement is reduced to "the will to fulfil the usual conditions as soon as possible", says Cardinal Mauro Piacenza
"We fear moneylenders will end up targeting people who will just not be able to repay loans at the exorbitant interest rates they are charging," says SVP president Kieran Stafford.
"When we ask God for his protection, like St Patrick did, we are asking for serenity and peace of mind," says Archbishop Eamon Martin amid rising anxiety about coronavirus spread.
"It is important to give very strong consideration to the closure of all schools in the very near future. We need to fight this virus together," said Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Cardinal Tagle has been a strong critic of the Filipino government's 'war on drugs', which has left more than 22,000 people dead. Two years ago, the Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte called for the Catholic bishops who criticised him to be killed.
"It is remarkable that we can place Folkestone’s patron saint in the very church that bears her name," says Dr Andrew Richardson of the Finding Eanswythe Project.
Pastoral care can be provided over the telephone/skype if resources permit, says HSE calling on priests not to make visits to those at risk of carrying the COVID-19 virus.
"It appears to be the most popular Camino route in Ireland – we are getting people travelling from England and the United States to complete it," says Joe Maguire
The "Act of Entrustment of England to The Virgin Mary" is a prayer of profoundly historic and spiritual nature, say the country's bishops, awakening memories of Albion as the Dowry of Mary.
The SVP Resource Centre in Galway, 'Croi na Gaillimhe', has been renamed Maureen O’Connell House as a lasting tribute to the benefactor's memory
"Children born in Ireland, even those who spent nearly their entire life in the US, fared worse that those born in the US, potentially reflecting exposure to famine condition," say Vanderbilt University researchers.
Today is World Marriage Day in the United States, when prayers are said for all married couples at all parish Masses. We may soon see a similar observance in Ireland, but on July 12th, Feast Day of SS Louie and Zélie Martin, the Church's first canonised couple.
"This is a great personal honour for Msgr. Michael as it is for his family and the Diocese of Cloyne," said Bishop William Crean, wishing his colleague well in Ougadougou.
"We must wake up to what is happening and, with the grace of God, change the culture from within," says Bishop Phonsie Cullinan of Waterford and Lismore.
"When Brian only gave me one point, everybody around him was booing, booing, booing," says Fr Ray, shrugging of record-breaking low score.
"In our experience, the biggest driver of poverty in recent years is housing costs," says SVP president Kieran Stafford, calling on voters to exercise their electoral power to make politicans reduce the misery of poverty in Ireland today.
Local civil society can and must contribute to tackling issues of global importance, says Pope praising Fishing for Plastic initiative.
"To be a priest, you need to spend seven years in the seminary, so what about being a husband, a wife, a mother or a father? Just twenty hours?” commented the Bishop of Bilbao.
"Expressions of solidarity are important, but they are not enough," says Archbishop of Brisbane in the face of unprecedented disaster.
"As Catholics we are unapologetically pro life and are proud and honoured to stand up for the voiceless," said the Tullamore Parish Facebook post that prompted an apology.
“Nursing and Midwifery embodies the best of human endeavours, positively contributing to the health and well-being of so many lives," says European Federation of Nurses Associations President, Elizabeth Adams.
"The Priests Charitable Trust has been able to assist several charitable causes and, as long as we sing, will continue to do so," say Frs Eugene O'Hagan, Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy.
"You can find images of his murder in churches across Latin Christendom, from Germany and Spain, to Italy and Norway. Becket was, and remains, a truly European saint," says Lloyd de Beer of the British Museum.
The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ should only arouse heartfelt concern in the Christian heart, says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.
"I look forward to meeting with hundreds of Irish pilgrims on the banks of the Danube next September," says Bishop of Elphin.
"The people of the diocese have been very generous over these years in supporting Share even at moments of serious economic difficulties. I thank you for that generosity and I encourage you to continue in the support given to Share," says Archbishop Martin
The walk starts from St Finian’s Lutheran Church on Adelaide Road, crosses the canal to Mary Immaculate's on Rathmines Road Lower then on to Holy Trinity CofI in Upper Rathmines.