Diarmuid Martin expresses distress and indignation at interim report on Mother and Baby Homes. “I find it hard to believe that evidence has simply vanished and that no one can remember.”
Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers
Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.
Commission finds no records for hundreds of baby burials
“Let us know where they are buried. Please come forward. Tell the truth” – Minister Katherine Zappone.
RTÉ to broadcast Easter services from Maynooth
“The pitch-dark chapel will be illuminated by hundreds of individual candles held aloft by congregation members, all of them lit from the Paschal Candle which will itself be lit from the Paschal Fire situated outside the College Chapel” – Fr Tomás Surlis, Rector.
Bells of St Patrick’s Armagh to be rung in solidarity with Notre Dame
Fr Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain to Paris Fire Brigade, was praised for his bravery in saving the Blessed Sacrament and the Crown of Thorns from the burning cathedral on Monday night.
Franciscans to leave Waterford
“The contribution of the sons of St Francis for almost 800 years since the mid 13th century is almost incalculable” – Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan.
Archbishop Eamon Martin appointed administrator of Dromore
First priorities in the diocese will be a full briefing on safeguarding issues and encouraging positive pastoral initiatives and administrative developments.
Parisians grieve destruction of Notre Dame
President Michael D. Higgins expressed the “solidarity of the Irish people with the people of France at the catastrophic damage to one of the most iconic buildings in Europe”.
Carry an organ donor card, Pope urges
“Organ donation is not only an act of social responsibility, but also an expression of the universal fraternity which binds all men and women together.”
Restored holy stairs reopen in Rome for Easter
The 28 steps come from a staircase in Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and are believed to be where Jesus Christ walked on his way to his trial.
Be fearless in your work to restore hope, Armagh Archbishops say in joint Easter message
“We can use the energy and power of Christ’s resurrection to bring hope and purpose into our own lives and into the lives of others.”
SVP volunteers gather in Dublin to celebrate 175 years of God's work
“The greatness of the story of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is the witness of those men and women who became real friends with the poor.”
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