“As pilgrims and media from all over the world turn towards Dublin for the World Meeting of Families in August, we at Catholic Comment are preparing a team of media speakers to help throw light on the message of Christ and of the Church, before and during this momentous event.”
“We are deeply disappointed that no convictions against sex buyers have been secured under this legislation to date. The law cannot therefore be said to have been fully implemented” – Sarah Benson, CEO, Ruhama.
Thirty-four-year-old Fr Tony McAleese is a former catering manager and the first priest from St Vincent de Paul's in Belfast to be ordained in the parish in 50 years.
Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.
"Catholic schools are not a notion or an ideology but, rather, Catholic schools are the schools in our own parishes that serve and are part of the local communities and that teach and welcome the local children.”
"The pastoral councils on both islands are vital to the life of the parish. In many ways they are an example of what we are now trying to do on the mainland – lay-led ministry." – Fr Patrick Burke
Many young people have positive experiences of chaplaincy services, pilgrimages and other dedicated national and international youth encounter events.
We need to share what we are living of God – to be witnesses who generate life, bringing Christ to birth in people, Bishop of Limerick tells ecumenical gathering of clergy.
The appointment of Fr Tomás Surlis as Pro-Rector will help provide greater distinction between the college’s role as our national seminary and its role as a pontifical university.
But they affirm it is “vital to ensure that the rights of individuals and communities to practise and live out their faith openly are protected by law”.
Jane Boland's design depicts so much that’s positive and important in our ever changing world – creativity, community, embracing different cultures, nature, and technology, says World Missions Ireland.
“It is essential for us as a Church which cares passionately about the gift of life, and wants to support both mothers and their unborn children, to seek better ways of responding to this new and very challenging reality.”
“It is so shameful that this horrific death took place here in Ireland of a young vibrant young woman out walking and with a very bright future ahead of her. We ask for forgiveness from the Filipino people.”
"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.
Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.
“There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness.”
“Whether young people are practising a faith or not, there is an enormous value for them in having the space in the school to look at spiritual, moral and religious questions,” says Dr Gareth Byrne.
In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.
“All of you and all of the other women who cannot be with us today were failed by these institutions, the experience of which you share, and the religious orders that ran them,” the President said.
The Bishop President of Caritas Guatemala has called on the Caritas confederation to help distressed families with psycho-social support, recovery of their livelihoods, construction of decent housing and other basic needs.