ACN has reported that 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and 6.3 million people have been internally displaced, while 5.5 million people have fled the country.
“Of course it is good news that fewer people are forced to seek an alternative to their lives. But the figures cannot hide the fact that behind them there are many stories of frustration and suffering. People may be reduced to numbers, but their lives cannot” – Jose Ignacio Garcia SJ.
“Ordinations are much rarer events in Ireland today than 100 years ago, but this beautiful and uplifting celebration is a reminder to all that the Lord never ceases to bring new life to the Catholic community.”
“It’s safe to say that that was a pretty emotional thing that we’ve just done. It’s something I’ll never forget,” says TV vicar after Lourdes immersion.
"Simple actions like mowing your grass less often, retaining soft landscaping over hard paved surfaces, and letting the odd flowering weed spring up in your garden here and there can have can be hugely beneficial to pollinators."
"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."
“His ministry, especially among the poor, is a permanent sign of the Church’s pastoral compassion and a challenge to us all today.”
Awards were given to service men and women, active and retired, who especially exemplify respect, loyalty, integrity, selflessness, moral courage and physical courage.
In total over half a million Catholics took part around the country, representing a huge proportion of the total Catholic population of the Islamic Republic, says parish priest in Karachi.
“While we are all aware of the great challenges facing the Church and society at this time, we know also that God the all-powerful is always with us. These formation figures released today offer us a sign of hope,” said Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Vocations.
Google’s social media quotes Sr Ruth Pfau who said about her first impressions of a Pakistani leper colony: “I could not believe that humans could live in such conditions.”
The organisation appeals for more government funding as the gap between the demand for services and the funding it receives from government increases.
“I am constantly struck by the complexity of this beautiful country where the people are its richest asset. Yet this beauty is often overshadowed by the devastating impacts of those who rule and leave a very mixed legacy behind them” – Sarah McCan, Trócaire.
"More than 20,000 people, from every tradition, attended the March because people are outraged that Westminster has hijacked our democratic process and has sought to impose abortion on Northern Ireland."
“As a nation, we claim to support refugees and oppose persecution, while simultaneously selling weapons to those responsible for killing innocent civilians and driving families from their homes.”
“These values are defended by the Church precisely because they are human even before they are Christian; they are rooted in the natural law and accessible to reason.”
The citation said she received the honorary doctorate for the values of humanity she exemplifies and for the difference she has made to the world.
“The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells, which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” said Tennessee school chaplain Fr Dan Reehil.
"Our prayer is that in this holy place you will experience something of that spirit of the Beatitudes and realise how you have a special place in the heart of Jesus,” Archbishop Martin tells pilgrims to Lourdes.
“If every family in the world consumed the same as the average Irish family consumes today, we would need 3.3 planets to supply our needs. This is simply unsustainable,” says Bishop Nulty.
At a Mass to remember deceased members of the women’s forum, Dr Martin hit out at the traffic in drugs as “a horrific example of the exploitation of the vulnerable”.